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A horsehead gatepost
Prairie Village, Kansas

Lawrin Gravesite

A tiny racehorse graveyard in the middle of a quiet Kansas City suburb.
38.9820, -94.6332
Charlie Parker Memorial
Kansas City, Missouri

Charlie Parker Memorial

This giant green head remembers one of America's jazz giants.
39.0915, -94.5627
Golden, Colorado

Geology Museum at the Colorado School of Mines

An impressive collection of over 50,000 minerals including moon rock from the Apollo 17 mission.
39.7518, -105.2250
At the Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Linger Eatuary
Denver, Colorado

Linger Eatuary

Once a mortuary that held the remains of Buffalo Bill, this Denver hotspot is now a death-fixated restaurant.
39.7595, -105.0114
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
39.7324, -105.0049
Cheesman Park.
Denver, Colorado

Cheesman Park

A downtown park built on top of unclaimed graves.
39.7321, -104.9666
419.99 mile marker
Stratton, Colorado

419.99 Mile Marker

When zealous marijuana enthusiasts kept stealing the "Mile 420" highway marker, the State of Colorado got creative.
39.2943, -102.5815
(Flickr/jimmywayne)
Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
39.3508, -101.7102
The lamps shine along Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
34.0628, -118.3594
La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
34.0638, -118.3554
Hollywood Tower Apartments inspired, Tower of Terror
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Tower Apartments

The real life tower of terror is this Los Angeles apartment tower.
34.1049, -118.3243
The Los Angeles style landscaping contrasts the fairy tale architecture.
Los Angeles, California

Snow White Cottages

Magical-looking cottages that inspired one of the most famous animated films ever.
34.1085, -118.2738
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
34.0840, -118.3444
Los Feliz murder mansion
Los Angeles, California

Los Feliz Murder Mansion

Left untouched since a double murder-suicide in the 1960s, Los Feliz murder mansion remains a neighborhood mystery.
34.1157, -118.2934
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The Abandoned Zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars.
34.1339, -118.2886
Collyer Brothers Park, Harlem, New York City. (Wikimedia Commons)
New York, New York

Collyer Brothers Park

Harlem park dedicated to compulsive hoarders killed by their own junk.
40.8084, -73.9409
Museum of Sex
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
40.7442, -73.9877
One of the many headstones with statue
Montreal, Québec

Notre-Dame-de-Neiges Cemetery

Canada's largest graveyard boasts a lot of noteworthy artifacts as well as its own computerized mapping service.
45.4982, -73.6108
Montreal, Québec

Notre Dame Basilica

A grand Gothic Revival basilica with stained glass depictions of Montreal's religious history has only one soul resting in its crypt.
45.5087, -73.5540
London, England

Brompton Cemetery

The sixth of London's "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries, and a source of unlikely inspiration to Beatrix Potter.
51.4828, -0.1871
London, England

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

A historic London cemetery now serves as a nature park incorporating gravestones & memorial statues.
51.5233, -0.0273
London, England

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanesthetized patients.
51.5050, -0.0887
London, England

The Cross Bones Graveyard

Medieval prostitute cemetery.
51.5037, -0.0936