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Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
Laclede's Landing Wax Museum.
St. Louis, Missouri

Laclede's Landing Wax Museum

A kitschy, creepy St. Louis mainstay.
38.6308, -90.1843
Eros Bendato.
St. Louis, Missouri

Eros Bendato

A creepy sculpture of a decapitated head invites viewers to see St. Louis through its empty eyes.
38.6265, -90.1933
Munitions.
Kansas City, Missouri

Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia

Two hundred tons of pioneer artifacts were painstakingly recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Missouri River.
39.1094, -94.5815
Paley Park in the Winter
New York, New York

Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
40.7603, -73.9751
The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
40.7563, -73.9864
Grimy, smokey patch left behind after cleaning
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
40.7528, -73.9772
The Lounge as it appears now, redecorated by Rem Koolhaas
New York, New York

United Nations Delegates Lounge

What happens here stays here – unless it affects the whole world.
40.7496, -73.9671
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
40.7144, -73.9981
The Jungle Room at Graceland.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
35.0460, -90.0230
H.U. Lee International Gate
Little Rock, Arkansas

H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden

A beautiful South Korean gate and garden in Little Rock honors American Taekwondo.
34.7482, -92.2693
The figures have aged to a greenish patina.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
36.0167, -114.7391
Santa Claus, Arizona.
Golden Valley, Arizona

Santa Claus, Arizona

A Saint Nicholas-themed ghost town in the Mojave desert.
35.3365, -114.2162
Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In
Seligman, Arizona

Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In

A classic Route 66 landmark that was built with scrap lumber and is held together with kitsch and puns.
35.3279, -112.8811
Supai, Arizona

Havasupai Falls

This secluded aqua blue waterfall near the Grand Canyon is the perfect swimming hole, and the Havasupai tribe's best-kept secret.
36.2551, -112.6979
Abandoned Jerome Post Office
Jerome, Arizona

Abandoned Jerome Post Office

On the outskirts of a reborn ghost town, a decaying post office remembers the bad old days.
34.7585, -112.1239
The Chapel has a commanding presence (Flickr/Nick Humphries)
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
34.8321, -111.7667
Fiberglass Paul Bunyan and Blue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

The titular fictional logger only inhabits this otherwise historically focussed museum via a piece of fiberglass kitsch.
44.8070, -91.5210
Otis Redding Memorial Plaque
Madison, Wisconsin

Otis Redding Memorial Plaque

A bronze plaque marks the site of the only show the King of the Soul Singers ever missed.
43.0716, -89.3802
This house birthed Orson Welles
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Orson Welles Birthplace

The birthplace of a titan of American cinema.
42.5790, -87.8185
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's final works was this UFO church.
43.0996, -88.0294
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

Bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings.
43.0086, -89.7385
Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Yerkes Observatory

Home to the world's largest refracting telescope and the birthplace of modern astrophysics.
42.5703, -88.5561
The Mary Nohl art environment in 2009.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mary Nohl House

A house and yard adorned with bizarre concrete sculptures in a Milwaukee suburb.
43.1503, -87.8922