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The Golden North Hotel
Skagway, Alaska

The Golden North Hotel

A classic gold rush hotel can be expected to pick up some ghosts along the way, and the Golden North is no exception.
59.4543, -135.3178
Li Grand Zombi
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans
29.9598, -90.0639
Hotel Alex Johnson.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Hotel Alex Johnson

One of America’s oldest and spookiest hotels, thanks to the residency of ghosts, dead presidents, and Alfred Hitchcock.
44.0804, -103.2275
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest
47.6201, -122.3484
Independence Temple.
Independence, Missouri

Independence Temple

This otherworldly church spire reaches up toward the heavens.
39.0898, -94.4281
The Anatomical Theatre of Archiginnasio
Bologna, Italy

Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio

In the world's oldest university is a stunning 17th century anatomical theater carved from spruce
44.4922, 11.3434
Bologna, Italy

Relics in the Basilica of San Domenico

A diverse collection of wax, bone, papier-maché and mummified relics
44.4896, 11.3435
Dante's Tomb, Ravenna
Ravenna, Italy

Dante's Tomb

Italian poet Dante Alighieri, is entombed in this small mausoleum in Ravenna, and his hometown of Florence has never been too happy about it.
44.4164, 12.2008
Campo de Fiori
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe
41.8956, 12.4722
(Kuriositas)
Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened
40.7507, 14.4841
Inside the Blue Grotto
Anacapri, Italy

Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto)

The glowing blue Nymphaeum of Emperor Tiberius.
40.5606, 14.2047
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece
45.4347, 12.3389
The Wrigley Memorial as seen from the gardens. (Photograph by Jeremias Paul)
Avalon, California

Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden

Chewing gum tycoon's memorial lies perched over wife's botanical gardens on Santa Catalina Island
33.3263, -118.3402
The Biggest Board at the International Surfing Museum
Huntington Beach, California

World's Largest Surfboard

This monster board rode a monster wave to break two world records.
33.6592, -118.0008
Don the Beachcomber interior.
Huntington Beach, California

Don The Beachcomber

This midcentury LA bar was the birthplace of tiki culture.
33.7255, -118.0790
Vroman's Storefront
Pasadena, California

Vroman's Bookstore

Colorado Boulevard’s historic bookstore, operating since the bustling city of Pasadena was merely some orange groves and a few ostrich farms
34.1460, -118.1362
Pasadena City Hall Facade
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings
34.1476, -118.1435
Inside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, someone is rehearsing on the historic Moller organ.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The simple auditorium that launched a pop icon's career into the stratosphere
34.1438, -118.1442
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History
34.1453, -118.1630
Circa 2008 (burger stand next door has since been demolished)
Inglewood, California

Randy's Donuts

A giant donut stands as a popular symbol of Los Angeles iconography
33.9619, -118.3705
The "cave", shot at an angle
Los Angeles, California

Bronson Cave

It should come as no surprise that the best view of the Hollywood sign is from Batman's lair
34.1245, -118.3142
Los Angeles, California

Peano's Faces of Venice Beach

The real faces of Venice beach captured on Romanesque columns
33.9860, -118.4635
The gym
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast
33.9854, -118.4727