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Murinsel
Graz, Austria

Murinsel

Resting in the middle of an Austrian river, this sci-fi "island" lets people cross in neon style.
47.0731, 15.4346
The Semmelweis Medical Museum in Budapest.
Budapest, Hungary

Semmelweis Medical Museum

A museum in the childhood house of a medical pioneer.
47.4930, 19.0432
Longfellow House.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow House

One of America's most historic homes also holds a startling literary legacy
42.3770, -71.1264
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction
42.3382, -71.0989
Li Grand Zombi
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans
29.9598, -90.0639
A microscope focused on the leg of a mosquito - marching across it is a near invisible menagerie of colorful animals, from cheetahs to giraffes to elephants.
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Miniatures

Microscopic scenes; some call it novelty, some call it art
50.0870, 14.3894
The Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
Mosaic above the front door
Prague, Czechia

Municipal House

A turn of the century building boasting some of the most beautiful art nouveau architecture in Prague.
50.0876, 14.4282
Vajdahunyad Castle
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone
47.5157, 19.0821
For Sale Pub
Budapest, Hungary

For Sale Pub

This Budapest bar allows drinkers to leave their mark on the walls, floor, and even ceiling
47.4875, 19.0585
Vancouver, Canada

Steam Clock Gastown Vancouver

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown
49.2849, -123.1113
Bourbon Street
Edmonton, Canada

West Edmonton Mall

This massive mall has hundreds of shops, an amusement park, and a history of deadly amusement attractions
53.5222, -113.6228
The bar at the Shameful Tiki Room.
Vancouver, Canada

The Shameful Tiki Room

A high point in Vancouver kitsch.
49.2461, -123.1011
Buffy the Neighborhood Watch Slayer
Toronto, Canada

Toronto Neighbourhood Watch Signs

The Incredible Hulk, Yoda, Mulder and Scully, and many many others watch over the mean streets of Toronto.
43.6532, -79.3832
Oratory in the winter
Montreal, Canada

Oratoire St. Joseph

City law dictates that this mountaintop cathedral containing the heart of a saint is to remain the tallest building in town
45.4922, -73.6169
The colour coded directions are integrated into the signs.
Toronto, Canada

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers
43.6487, -79.3781
The stone lighthouse
Toronto, Canada

The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

The oldest landmark of Toronto is a testament to shifting sands
43.6140, -79.3850
Schwartz's
Montreal, Canada

Schwartz's

A Montreal deli that was so beloved that it was allowed to circumvent their laws of language
45.5162, -73.5777
Niagara Falls, Canada

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
Toronto, Canada

Bata Shoe Museum

Collection of over twelve thousand shoes, displayed in a building shaped like a shoebox
43.6674, -79.4000
Toronto, Canada

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase
43.6425, -79.3873
Toronto, Canada

The Little House

Smallest house in Toronto sits on a lot meant to be just wide enough for cars to drive across
43.6840, -79.4477
View of Casa Loma from the garden
Toronto, Canada

Casa Loma

A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire.
43.6781, -79.4094
This house has been through a lot.
Toronto, Canada

Toronto's Half House

Willy Wonka would love this weird half-a-home.
43.6519, -79.3892