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Orlando, Florida

Harry P. Leu Gardens

A vast array of tropical plants collected by a vacationing couple.
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
South Bay, Florida

Gatorland

One of many gator theme parks, abandoned in the sugar fields of South Florida.
Lake Helen, Florida

Cassadaga

Town of spiritualists and mediums in Florida.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Roden Crater

The artist James Turrell is repurposing an extinct volcano crater as an observatory to experience the cosmos.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
Casper, Wyoming

Hell's Half Acre, Wyoming

Devilish landscape, once cinema home to giant alien bugs, now derelict roadside attraction.
Oxford, England

Duke Humfrey's Library at the Old Bodleian Library

One of Europe's oldest libraries.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Penis Fountain

Amsterdam's Red Light District leaves little to the imagination.
Rome, Italy

Veii

Rome's ancient Etruscan rival, now a park full of ruins.
Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
Lucca, Italy

The Incorruptible St. Zita

The naturally mummified body of a peasant girl saint.
Belize City, Belize

Great Blue Hole

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Elephant Clock

A faithful reproduction of Al-Jazari's enormous water clock.
Dublin, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol

One of Ireland's most infamous prisons for rebels including men, women and children.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana Landmarks Center

The largest historic preservation organization in the United States.
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
Nazca, Peru

Cahuachi

Nazca pilgrimage site covering 370 acres is a popular stop for archeologists and looters.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
Florence, Italy

Studiolo Francesco I de’ Medici

Secret refuge and museum of the Duke of Florence.