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England

Burnham-on-Sea Low Lighthouse

The unusual stilted beacon is the town's only active lighthouse.
Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate's Secret Passages

The enormous 250-room Vanderbilt mansion conceals hidden doors and secret passageways.
Dublin, Ireland

The Hungry Tree

An 80-year-old plane tree is devouring an iron bench at Ireland's oldest law school.
Ballygalley, Northern Ireland

Polar Bear of Ballygalley

Every year locals give the bear a fresh coat of paint to preserve its signature goofy grin.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Amherst, Massachusetts

Emily Dickinson's Bedroom

The mighty room where the poet spent most of her life is available to rent for an hour or two.
Seoul, South Korea

Owl Art and Craft Museum

One man's lifetime collection of tiny objects of wisdom gathered from around the world, on display for public enjoyment.
Samcheok-si, South Korea

Haesindang Penis Park

The many giant penises of South Korea, erected on a hill south of Samcheok.
Middletown, Connecticut

Wild Bill's Nostalgia Store

A reliquary of pop culture marvels, including the world's largest (and most terrifying) Jack-in-the-Box.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A winding road through a steep valley with deep natural caverns at the bottom.
Inishmaan, Ireland

The Island of Inishmaan

Certain traditions prevail on the least-visited island of the Aran Islands.
Brownsville, Tennessee

Tina Turner Museum

A restored one-room African American schoolhouse in the diva's hometown now preserves the legacy of its most famous student.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
Zhengzhou, China

Shaolin Flying Monks Theatre

A magical work of architecture where a wind turbine enables monks to levitate.
Helsingborg, Sweden

Museum of Failure

From Coke II to Google Glass, this exhibit features some of the most spectacular commercial flops.
Lisbon, Portugal

Preserved Head of Diogo Alves

An early Portuguese serial killer's head is alarmingly well preserved in a jar at the University of Lisbon.
London, England

The Mayflower Pub

The London pub overlooks where the Mayflower was moored before setting sail for the New World.
Bathurst, South Africa

The Big Pineapple

The world's largest pineapple building honors Bathurst's favorite fruit.