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St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
38.6330, -90.2001
Monks Mound at Cahokia.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
38.6570, -90.0587
Castelerrs de Vilafranca.
Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain

Castells of Catalonia

Living towers made of people that are now recognized by UNESCO.
41.3451, 1.6999
Iron township , Missouri

Elephant Rocks State Park

Giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants.
37.6546, -90.6886
Charleston, Illinois

Airtight Bridge

The legacy of an unsolved, gruesome murder rests beneath the spans of this historic bridge.
39.5549, -88.0895
Aerial view of Pigeon Key, with the partially decimated Overseas Railroad bridge running parallel to the new Seven Mile Bridge.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
24.7041, -81.1552
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
24.5557, -81.7826
Frostproof, Florida

Dominion of British West Florida

Are the Gulf States actually part of the British Commonwealth?
27.6648, -81.5158
Winston Churchill Ave. runs across the Gibraltar Airport runway.
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
36.1512, -5.3500
Memphis, Tennessee

Silky O'Sullivan's

Home to drunken tower-climbing goats... seriously.
35.1396, -90.0520
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
41.8959, 12.4765
Bolzano, Italy

Otzi the Iceman

Europe’s oldest natural human mummy.
46.5000, 11.3494
Joseph Heintz, "Competition on the Ponte dei Pugni in Venice" (1673)
Venice, Italy

Ponte dei Pugni (Bridge of Fists)

100 year tradition of fist fights, marked by marble footsteps.
45.4331, 12.3244
St. Laurence O'Toole's heart, encased in wood
Dublin, Ireland

Oddities of Christ Church Cathedral

The mummified heart of a saint beats in the basement - or did, until someone took it.
53.3433, -6.2716
Photo of one of the lions from J.H. Patterson's book "The Man-eaters of Tsavo", 1907
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
41.8662, -87.6186
The world's largest bottle of catsup.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
38.6629, -89.9823
Dublin, Ireland

Natural History building, National Museum of Ireland

Dublin's "Dead Zoo" serves as a window to Victorian museum design.
53.3399, -6.2524