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Rochester, New York

The Playhouse Swillburger

A bar, burger joint, and arcade housed in a late 19th-century church building.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Liquors

Back in 1952, you could get a mushroom cloud chaser with your atomic cocktail.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'Bliss Dance'

An enormous illuminated figure dances on the Las Vegas strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Statue of Elvis Presley

A homage to "The King" at the hotel where he revived his career.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Patisserie Chocolate Fountain

Formerly the world's largest, this Willy Wonka-esque contraption runs 24/7.
London, England

Hungerford Footbridge Skateboard Graveyard

The broken skateboards that became a poignant memorial to a murdered skater.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
Oxford, England

Duke Humfrey's Library at the Old Bodleian Library

One of Europe's oldest libraries.
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
Oxford, England

Martyr's Mark

The spot where three Protestant clergymen were burned at the stake during the reign of "Bloody Mary."
Oxford, England

The Saxon Tower at St. Michael at the North Gate

This 11th century tower is said to be the oldest building in Oxford.
Oxford, England

The Story Museum

An Oxford museum where visitors can have tea with the Mad Hatter and climb through the wardrobe to a fantasy land.
Oxford, England

The Headington Shark

A 26-foot shark sculpture—a statement about bombs—set off a municipal battle royale.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
New York, New York

Toloache

Discover the taste of mold.
New York, New York

The Secret Entrance to the Knickerbocker Hotel

An unassuming secret door once led to a legendary watering hole.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

Grand Central Oyster Bar

This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
New York, New York

Model Ship Collection at the South Street Seaport Museum

Set sail on a small scale.
Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Tesla Monument in New York

One of many reminders of Tesla's scientific contributions overlooks the falls which inspired him.