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Squire's Castle in 2006
Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Squire's Castle

Ghost stories surrounded this “castle,” the only structure from a huge mansion that was never built.
41.5799, -81.4193
Shark Girl.
Buffalo, New York

Shark Girl

The absurd creation is a compulsory destination for selfies in Buffalo.
42.8764, -78.8789
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
37.2136, -86.1548
A sad sight for car collectors everywhere
Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Eight rare Corvettes are swallowed up by a sinkhole in Kentucky's National Corvette Museum.
37.0037, -86.3729
Skull of St. Magnus
Louisville, Kentucky

Shrine of Saints Magnus and Bonosa

The only building in Louisville (hopefully) that contains two ancient holy skeletons.
38.2455, -85.7389
The zebra family
Mentor, Ohio

Judy's Jungle

A fiberglass jungle, deep in the wilds of the Cleveland suburbs.
41.6806, -81.3299
Hundreds of trolls
Alliance, Ohio

The Troll Hole

A record-size collection of wild-haired troll dolls tells the story of the mythical creature's roots in Scandinavian folklore.
40.9221, -81.1020
Warner and Swasey Observatory
East Cleveland, Ohio

Warner and Swasey Observatory

This lovely university observatory continues to sit abandoned since its potential savior was sent to jail for fraud.
41.5360, -81.5684
Alan Freed memorial at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.
Cleveland, Ohio

Grave of Alan Freed

A jukebox headstone marks the grave of the Cleveland disc jockey credited with coining the term “rock 'n' roll."
41.5141, -81.5928
The onion domes of St. Theodosius.
Cleveland, Ohio

St. Theodosius Cathedral

This Czar-funded, onion-domed, lavishly muraled Orthodox Church played a starring role in "The Deer Hunter."
41.4772, -81.6815
The statue appears to weep.
Cleveland, Ohio

The Haserot Angel

The angel of death appears to weep black tears at this grave marker.
41.5137, -81.5978
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls nearby tourist trap, Clifton Hill is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
43.0911, -79.0741
Niagara Falls, New York

Prophet Isaiah's Second Coming House

Quite possibly the last cross all humans will ever see.
43.1088, -79.0481
Vacant houses & street in Love Canal
Niagara Falls, New York

Love Canal Containment Zone

Toxic waste disaster that founded the Superfund program.
43.0834, -78.9489
William McKinley Memorial
Canton, Ohio

William McKinley Memorial

The 25th President's marble casket can be visited in this classical Ohio tomb.
40.8074, -81.3932
West Side Market
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, flowers, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
41.4847, -81.7031
Major George Washington of the British Colonial Militia.
Waterford, Pennsylvania

George Washington in a British Military Uniform

The only statue of its kind to commemorate Washington's beginnings as an officer of the British Colonial Militia.
41.9402, -79.9832
Road sign skyline
Meadville, Pennsylvania

PennDOT Road Sign Sculpture Garden

The Pennsylvania landscape depicted by a quarter mile of mosaics made from used road signs.
41.6188, -80.1666
South River Vineyard at sunset
Geneva, Ohio

South River Vineyard

When a guy acquired a free church, he hauled it away piece-by-piece to make it the tasting hall at his vineyard.
41.7397, -80.9718
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

St. Anthony's Chapel

This church in Pittsburgh is home to the largest collection of religious relics in North America.
40.4649, -79.9837
Randyland, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Randyland

Found art has transformed this Pittsburgh neighborhood into a psychedelic dream.
40.4579, -80.0098
City's sign lists local sights but not the infamous camp. (spinkk/Atlas Obscura)
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
48.2594, 11.4343
Camp 2
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
50.0276, 19.2021
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
49.9830, 20.0557