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Saldanha, South Africa

Donkergat Whaling Station

At one South African whaling station, this industrial extermination led to a feeding frenzy that may have even been a key inspiration for Jaws.
Paarl, South Africa

The Goat Tower of Fairview Cheese & Wine Farm

The original goat tower, the one that started it all.
Cape Town, South Africa

Seal Island

Haven for Cape Fur Seals, until the Ring of Death of jumping Great White Sharks arrives.
Palm Springs, California

Volkswagen Spider Sculpture

This giant spider sculpture made from the iconic car is one giant visual pun.
Palm Springs, California

Robo Lights

An outdoor sculpture park of giant pink robots and post-apocalyptic Christmas scenes.
Lima, Peru

Pizarro's Tomb

Now containing the bones of the actual conquistador, instead of someone else.
Denver, Colorado

Forney Transportation Museum

Explore some of the most unique vehicles in history along with a cast of unsettling mannequins.
Denver, Colorado

The Grave of Silas Soule

In a dry, neglected cemetery lies the unassuming grave of a soldier vilified in life but celebrated in death.
Denver, Colorado

Hidden Elves at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

A small horde of mythical creatures lurk almost imperceptibly within the museum's wildlife dioramas.
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
Valletta, Malta

Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck

This church is named for one of the most dramatic tales in the early Christian church.
Qrendi, Malta

Mnajdra

Stone Age solar temple is aligned with the sun on each equinox and solstice.
Ir-Rabat, Malta

St. Cataldus Catacombs

Overshadowed by other, more famous Maltese catacombs, this ancient burial chamber has one of the best examples of a ritual agape table.
Ghajnsielem, Malta

Bethlehem in Ghajnsielem

In the sleepy town of Gozo exists a reproduction of the entire town of Bethlehem.
Naxos, Greece

Kouros of Apollonas

This ancient statue of Dionysus lies unfinished and abandoned in one of Greece's oldest quarries.
Singapore

Krishna's Kitchen

Little India's hidden gem of kindness and good food.
Deyme, France

The Abandoned Galleon

The deserted pirate-themed restaurant still entices explorers.
Toulouse, France

Church of the Jacobins' Little Crushed Man

There is a strange little carving of a person seemingly crushed by a pillar behind the remains of St. Thomas Aquinas.
New York, New York

Bellevue Hospital

The name of this famed hospital was once a byword for the horrors of medical and psychiatric care.
New York, New York

Holographic Studios Inc.

The world's oldest hologram gallery and the labyrinthine laser laboratory of a holography pioneer.
New York, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Museum

The rough and tumble president's childhood home displays the shirt he was once shot in and the speech that saved him.
New York, New York

Taste of Persia NYC

Some of the best Persian food in New York comes from the front window of an unassuming pizza shop.
New York, New York

Norwegian Seamen's Church

Come for the waffles, stay for more waffles.
New York, New York

The Daily News Building Globe

Spinning silently in the lobby of an Art Deco masterwork is a massive vintage model of the Earth.