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New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
Orchard Park, New York

Eternal Flame Falls at Chestnut Ridge County Park

A natural gas leak provides a flickering flame beneath a waterfall.
Denver, Colorado

Cheesman Park

A downtown park built on top of unclaimed graves.
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana Landmarks Center

The largest historic preservation organization in the United States.
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the ancient monument, but much, much lighter.
Thurmond, West Virginia

Thurmond, West Virginia

Once connected to the outside world by a single train track, this ghost town is looked after by the National Park Service.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Holbrook, Arizona

The Wigwam Village #6

A motel dedicated to Southwestern nostalgia.
Middleton, Wisconsin

National Mustard Museum

More than 5,000 contemporary and "historic" mustards from around the world.
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

A bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings.
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Circus World Museum

A large circus museum with summer performances.
Plainfield, Wisconsin

Grave of Ed Gein

Eternal resting place of the grave robber and murderer who served as inspiration for many of cinema’s famous madmen.
Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

The home of 1.5 million wood letters for printing is still a functioning workshop.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mary Nohl House

A house and yard adorned with bizarre concrete sculptures in a Milwaukee suburb.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Safe House

A place to eat for on-the-run agents and espionage enthusiasts.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Arcola, Illinois

Rockome Gardens - An Amish Themepark

You were once able to challenge a chicken to tic-tac-toe at this park, which is now converted into the Aikman Wildlife Adventure.
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
Pompeii, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Chicago, Illinois

Haymarket Square

Home to a protest movement, a bombing, and a dramatic change in labor history.
New York, New York

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.