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La Chureca
Managua, Nicaragua

La Chureca

The largest garbage dump in all of Central America is home to a tragic community that make their living from the refuse.
12.1644, -86.3058
The old Cathedral of Managua in 2012.
Managua, Nicaragua

The Old Cathedral of Managua - Catedral de Santiago

A crumbling cathedral condemned by an earthquake.
12.1565, -86.2719
A handsome specimen.
Orlando, Florida

Carmine Oddities Boutique

Human skulls and a stuffed goat made into a rocking chair can be found at this strange little store.
28.5759, -81.4074
The Chandelier Tree in 2005.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

Massive redwood tree that has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
39.8657, -123.7142
Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
47.6081, -122.3403
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
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
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside.
46.1814, -123.8175
World's Largest Frying Pan
Long Beach, Washington

Washington's Largest Frying Pan

This super-sized skillet is a replica of a usable giant pan where a woman once skated on bacon.
46.3564, -124.0542
Jake the Alligator Man
Long Beach, Washington

Marsh's Free Museum

Home of Jake the Alligator Man, the mummified remains of a cigar smoking, cross-dressing celebrity of the Northwestern coast.
46.3493, -124.0550
Digital Orca
Vancouver, British Columbia

Digital Orca

A pixel art killer whale is frozen mid-leap in this Vancouver square.
49.2898, -123.1168
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
49.2849, -123.1113
Boutique below and legs above
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
37.7703, -122.4463
San Francisco, California

The Golden Fire Hydrant

The miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District in 1906.
37.7580, -122.4279
San Francisco, California

Seward Street Slides

Bring your own cardboard to the slippery slopes of concrete hidden in a neighborhood park.
37.7576, -122.4400
Mission Dolores Cemetery
San Francisco, California

Mission Dolores Cemetery

The oldest burial ground in the city, final resting place of city founders, Ohlone natives and murderers alike.
37.7644, -122.4268
Bell at Mission Santa Inez
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."
35.2850, -120.6608
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
35.2790, -120.6638
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
33.9865, -118.4745
Under the H
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.
34.1017, -118.3212
Echo Park Time Travel Mart.
Los Angeles, California

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Non-profit time travel mart sells goods you would need for a trip through the fourth dimension.
34.0768, -118.2593
Marco Island, Florida

Cape Romano Dome House

An abandoned vacation home spent a decade taking on legends. It's now taking on water.
25.8454, -81.6811
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
45.5190, -73.5342