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Zurich, Switzerland

Medizinhistorisches Museum

Featuring Zürich's only authentic 14th-century plague doctor's uniform!
Chicago, Illinois

The Empty Bottle

A beloved Chicago music venue offering cold beer and lots of “Friendly."
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Starr Kempf's Kinetic Sculptures

The moving metal works of one troubled artist can still be viewed on his front lawn... for now.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Nashville, Tennessee

George Boedecker's Sculpture Garden

Dinosaurs invade a suburban Nashville neighborhood.
Chicago, Illinois

Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's "Hot Dog" Stand.
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.
Tokyo, Japan

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

30 architectural gems from the 19th and early 20th century Tokyo were restored and relocated to this space.
Tatebayashi-shi, Japan

Morin-ji Temple

This temple is steeped in local folklore involving a teakettle and a raccoon dog.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
University City, Missouri

Fish on a Bicycle

University City's quirkiest resident lives in a park named after its first.
St. Louis, Missouri

Whispering Arch at Union Station

Speak to a companion on the other side of the room loud and clear through this architectural anomaly.
Zurich, Switzerland

Heureka Useless Machine

One of a series of no-purpose kinetic artworks by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely.
San Gimignano, Italy

The Museum of Medieval Torture

Medieval torture techniques with a modern conscience.
Zurich, Switzerland

The Schwamendingen X

Unconventional site where the tracks of Zurich tramcars intersect.
Zurich, Switzerland

MFO Park

Vines grow up the metal bars in this public park created from an old machine factory.
Zurich, Switzerland

Cabaret Voltaire: the Dada House

One hundred years ago this small house in downtown Zürich became the birthplace of the Dada movement.
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
Quintana Roo, Mexico

Cenote Angelita

A flooded Mexican cave that hides a river beneath the water.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote Zací

If you can look past the nearby sewer pipes, this urban sinkhole grotto is a mini-paradise.
Simpson Bay, Saint Martin

Maho Beach

Commercial airplanes land mere feet over the heads of sunbathing beachgoers on this tiny island.