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The tyrannosaurus rex greets visitors.
Port Orford, Oregon

Prehistoric Gardens

A collection of colorful dinosaurs hidden in an actual rainforest.
42.6118, -124.3922
Mitchell, Oregon

Painted Hills

Oregon's unexpected high desert, displaying layers of time in a colorful show.
44.6617, -120.2454
Avenue of the Giants
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
40.3682, -123.9296
San Francisco, California

Corporate Goddess Sculptures

Faceless white figures loom over the city from the rooftop.
37.7928, -122.4043
Under the statues
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
41.5046, -124.0706
A car mid-drive through the tree.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
39.8657, -123.7142
Jimi Hendrix Memorial
Renton, Washington

Jimi Hendrix Memorial

The final resting place of one of the most sensational guitar players of all time was only created after his father got the rights to his music.
47.4865, -122.1740
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Phallological Museum

An encyclopedic collection of mammal penises.
64.1430, -21.9156
Kerid Crater Lake
Iceland

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock.
64.0413, -20.8851
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
64.1417, -21.9266
Genoa, Italy

Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

A stunning cemetery famous for its extraordinarily delicate & lifelike mourning sculptures.
44.4302, 8.9503
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Botanical Garden

Started as a kitchen garden, now the second largest botanical garden in the world.
52.4586, 13.3045
Berlin, Germany

Monster Kabinett

Part art gallery, part haunted house, this robotic art display is a terrifying experience.
52.5239, 13.4025
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Entrance
Larmor-Baden, France

Cairn de Gavrinis

One of the great treasures of Neolithic art lies within this carefully constructed pile of rocks.
47.5719, -2.8986
Guernsey, Channel Islands

The Little Chapel

An intricately decorated tiny place of worship.
49.4414, -2.5876
More of the carvings.
St-Malo, France

Rock Sculptures of Abbe Foure

Folklore and history carved into Brittany's coast.
48.6846, -1.9670
Mont Saint-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
48.6352, -1.5105
Monument to the Battle of the Nations
Leipzig, Germany

Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations)

This incredible stone temple is a monument to death, victory, and fantasy architecture.
51.3124, 12.4132
Leffrinckoucke Bunkers
Leffrinckoucke, France

Leffrinckoucke Bunkers

These crumbling Nazi artillery bunkers are now fair game for massive graffiti projects.
51.0534, 2.4471
(WikiCommons)
Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Hundreds of prehistoric stones, arranged in perfect lines in a French field.
47.5847, -3.0778
Fleury-devant-Douaumont, France

Douaumont Ossuary

This modern French ossuary contains the jumbled bones of 130,000 WWI soldiers.
49.2075, 5.4242
Allouville-Bellefosse, France

Le Chêne Chapelle (The Chapel Oak)

Two small chapels housed inside an ancient tree.
49.5960, 0.6769
Hauterives, France

Le Palais Idéal

This whimsical castle of grottoes was the labor of love of a French postman, and one of the greatest achievements of outsider architecture.
45.2563, 5.0285