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Sierra Madre Wistaria Vine.
Sierra Madre, California

Sierra Madre Wistaria Vine

Gorgeous purple flowers drape from the world's largest blossoming plant.
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The Queen Anne House featured in Fantasy Island
Arcadia, California

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Arcadia is home to a haven for nature geeks and 80s TV lovers alike.
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Los Angeles, California

Mosaic Tile House

Rainbow-hued local gem in Venice.
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Palm Springs, California

Robo Lights

An outdoor sculpture park of giant pink robots and post-apocalyptic Christmas scenes.
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Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Desert Hot Springs, California

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

The Hopi-style structure was built by the man who discovered Desert Hot Springs' famous mineral water.
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Gitanjali Art Gallery, Fontainhas.
Panaji, India


This colorful colonial neighborhood in Panjim is one of the only Latin Quarters in Asia.
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1810s English Rotunda, Thorne Miniature Rooms
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
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Inside Bob's Crystal Cave
Yucca Valley, California

Bob's Crystal Cave

A meditative space out of a fantasy story.
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Landers, California

Giant Rock

This seven-story giant boulder is the site of UFO conferences, Hopi spiritualists, a "rejuvenation machine" and so much more.
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Materials in the workshop.
Pico Rivera, California

Kater-Crafts Bookbinders

The small family-run business has kept alive the fading art of creating beautiful handmade book covers.
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The drooling bastard of the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood.
Los Angeles, California

The Tonga Hut

Though tiki culture has gone in and out of fashion, the Tonga Hut has always been flying the flag in Los Angeles.
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Cafe Jack.
Los Angeles, California

Café Jack

A "Titanic" superfan changed his name to Jack and set up this strange shrine to the blockbuster, complete with Korean food and Tarot readings.
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Attendees at the LABC.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Breakfast Club

Friendships have been forged over ham and eggs every Wednesday morning for nearly a century.
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The bottom calendar wheel of the astronomical clock.
Lübeck, Germany

Astronomical Clock at St. Mary's Church

A stunning two-story timepiece within a medieval Brick Gothic church.
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The Whaley House, which served as a county courthouse and theater, is open to the public all year. (Alyx Sariol/Atlas Obscura)
San Diego, California

Whaley House

San Diego's most historic and haunted home.
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San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum.
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A truck at the M*A*S*H shooting location.
Agoura Hills, California

M*A*S*H Filming Location

The show's fictional Korean medical camp was created in the Santa Monica hills.
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Mammoth skull donated to the Adventurer's Club in 1925 by club member Joseph Chilberg.
Los Angeles, California

The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles

Hidden above a drug store on a nondescript corner of Lincoln Heights is a private clubhouse for intrepid explorers.
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Hamburg, Germany

Impaled Skull of Klaus Stortebeker

Executed in 1401, Exhumed in 1878, Stolen in 2010.
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Decay in the Abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily.
Cefalù, Italy

Aleister Crowley's Abbey of Thelema

Where Aleister Crowley taught magick in "La Chambre Des Cauchemars," his "Chamber of Nightmares."
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Gesundbrunnen Bunker - Entrance from inside
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Unterwelten (Subterranean Berlin)

A tour of underground Berlin takes you through WWII air raid shelters and tunnels used to smuggle people out of East Germany.
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Knut mounted at the Museum für Naturkunde.
Berlin, Germany

Knut the Polar Bear

Berlin's beloved bear is immortalized at the Museum für Naturkunde.
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The Santuario Facade on Monte Pellegrino. (Creative Commons)
Palermo, Italy

Santuario di Santa Rosalia

Cave shrine on Monte Pellegrino.
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Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Monastery Catacombs

Catacombs with thousands of well-dressed mummies.
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