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Harvard, Massachusetts

Fruitlands Museum

Utopia and nostalgia mingle at the site of Bronson Alcott's ill-fated agrarian commune.
Devens, Massachusetts

Sweetheart Memorial

A tribute to the couples who brave long periods of separation during wartime.
Lebanon, Missouri

Bennett Spring Natural Tunnel

Away from the crowds of fishing enthusiasts, take a hike deep into the woods and journey into an eerie darkness.
Camdenton, Missouri

Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

European castle ruins in an American state park are actually the product of death and grief.
St. Louis, Missouri

Eros Bendato

A creepy sculpture of a decapitated head invites viewers to see St. Louis through its empty eyes.
Manchester, New Hampshire

Ralph Baer Memorial

This riverfront statue honors the inventor of the first video games ever sold.
Manchester, New Hampshire

Richard McDonald's Niche

This humble resting place belongs to one of history's most celebrated restaurateurs.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Palace of Concerts and Sports

An abandoned masterpiece of Soviet Brutalist architecture.
Trassenheide, Germany

Upside-Down House of Trassenheide

The first (but not only) upside-down house in Germany.
Klaipėda, Lithuania

Memel-Nord Museum

A WWII museum that tries to reenact history.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Literatų Gatvė (Literature Street)

Plaques celebrating Lithuanian writers freckle a wall of this picture-perfect path.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Female Pedestrian Lights

These traffic lights celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the women's suffrage movement in Lithuania.
Klaipėda, Lithuania

Juodasis Vaiduoklis (The Black Ghost)

A creepy statue of a hooded ghost hauls itself up from the water in a historic Lithuanian city.
Joneikiškės, Lithuania

Europos Parkas

A curious art park at the geographic center of Europe is home to 3,000 television sets and other wonders.
Lowell, Massachusetts

Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs Fight Plaque

The two writers famously didn't come to blows over the Oxford comma.
Barcelona, Spain

The Güell Pavillions Dragon Gate

This stunning iron gate designed by Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí is filled with mythic symbolism.
Concord, New Hampshire

Haunted Margaritas

This location of a Mexican chain restaurant has a unique location: an old jail.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Christ's Resurrection Church

This magnificent Art Deco church is a reflection of Lithuania’s turbulent history.
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
Weston, Massachusetts

Norumbega Tower

This tower pays homage to a legendary Viking fort established in Massachusetts that never really existed.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley is lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
Cardona, Spain

Castle of Cardona

This ancient Spanish castle sits high upon a hilltop.
Amherst, New Hampshire

Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary

A 12,000-year-old bog boasting rare plants and fauna.
Tampa, Florida

Dysfunctional Grace Art Co.

An oddities shop that dabbles in the deathly and beautiful.