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Blue Mustang
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
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The central interior of Leadenhall Market
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
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Brooklyn, New York

Silent Barn

A massive art collective tries a new take on Brooklyn's DIY music scene—by making it fully legal.
40.6986, -73.9343
Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace in London
Shenzhen Shi, China

Window of the World

130 replicas of world wonders squeezed into just 118 acres of space.
22.5371, 113.9721
The interior of Hang Sung Sot.
tt. Cái Rồng, Vietnam

Hang Sung Sot

Ha Long Bay's "Cave of Surprises" houses a popular phallic rock formation.
21.2359, 107.6319
New York, New York

Onieals Grand Street Bar

A prohibition era watering hole for the police.
40.7197, -73.9978
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

Crumbling hospital from 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
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Seattle, Washington

A Sound Garden

A huge musical sculpture and other art installations on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grounds.
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Enthralled by the machine...
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Pinball Museum

Couple's personal collection of pinball machines turned public pinball museum.
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Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
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Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
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A panoramic view of the stage from the back of the balcony
New York, New York

United Palace Theatre

The last of New York City's five "Wonder Theaters," this Jazz Age movie palace still hosts performances.
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Lite Brite Neon Studio
Brooklyn, New York

Lite Brite Neon Studio

Neon signs that grace the windows of Bergdorf Goodman's and Tiffany & Co. come from this studio in Brooklyn.
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Jumbo Kingdom
Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom

A colossal floating restaurant built to look like a ancient Chinese imperial palace.
22.2434, 114.1619
A closeup of the plaque.
Bridgewater, New Jersey

The Spot Where WWI Ended

American involvement in World War I officially ended in 1921 in New Jersey, three years late and thousands of miles from the battlefield.
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Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
Houston, Texas

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

A 90-year-old underground water reservoir offers a more industrial kind of tranquility.
29.7624, -95.3764
Houston, Texas

David Adickes Studio

Giant heads occasionally litter the industrial, Houston neighborhood where sculptor David Adickes has his studio.
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Houston, Texas

The Orange Show

One man's homage to the Orange as realized through a long-term folk art labor of love.
29.7179, -95.3247
Aurora Picture Show.
Houston, Texas

Aurora Picture Show

Local arts organization founded in a former church.
29.7380, -95.3987
Houston, Texas

Art Car Museum

At the "Garage Mahal" in Houston, car culture is about more than just driving.
29.7720, -95.3969
Beer barrels at Brooklyn Brewery bunker
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Brewery Barrel Room

2,000 barrels of aging beer hidden in a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
40.7017, -73.9768
The Players
New York, New York

The Players

A posh members-only club with a literally dramatic history.
40.7376, -73.9867
Casa Bonita
Lakewood, Colorado

Casa Bonita

At this Denver landmark, the meals are compulsory, the sopapillas are complimentary, and the insanity is everywhere.
39.7419, -105.0709
Nurse sharks at Compass Cay, swimming by the dock for food. (Brett Young/Atlas Obscura)

Nurse Sharks of Compass Cay

They squeal, they nosh, they look like predators.
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