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Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios.
48.8563, 2.3263
"The Lady and the Unicorn" tapestry
Paris, France

Musée de Cluny

Medieval museum built over Roman baths that features famous tapestries of a lady and a unicorn.
48.8472, 2.3444
Jacques Noël
Paris, France

Un Regard Moderne Bookstore

A counter-culture bookstore like no other hides in plain sight in the streets of Paris.
48.8536, 2.3425
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
43.0385, -87.8975
Mars Cheese Castle's iconic sign stands 80 feet tall
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94.
42.6150, -87.9528
Shop window of Merz Apothecary.
Chicago, Illinois

Merz Apothecary

An antiquated German apothecary on Chicago's North Side, with a branch in the Palmer House Hotel downtown.
41.9670, -87.6879
Gullivers! Photo by Zol87
Chicago, Illinois

Gullivers Pizza

Pizza with a side of fine art.
42.0191, -87.6983
The front of the store. (Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop)
Evanston, Illinois

Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop

Shop of curiosities with a dinosaur museum tucked in its basement.
42.0342, -87.6811
One of nine gardens
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only eight worldwide.
42.0744, -87.6842
Tin Man at Oz Park.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This Oz-themed public park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
41.9209, -87.6457
Photo of one of the lions from J.H. Patterson's book "The Man-eaters of Tsavo", 1907
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
41.8662, -87.6186
Chicago, Illinois

The DNA Discovery Center

At Chicago's revered Field Museum, visitors are invited to learn about and literally explore DNA.
41.8662, -87.6170