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San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
Gold Rush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel/restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
35.2660, -120.6737
Sausalito, California

Gates Co-op Houseboat Community

A living time capsule of the 1960s Richardson Bay water-front.
37.8730, -122.5036
Avenue of the Giants
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
40.3682, -123.9296
West Point Lighthouse at Fort Lawton (Discovery Park).
Seattle, Washington

Fort Lawton

This Puget Sound military post has a long, turbulent history as a gateway to the Pacific.
47.6571, -122.4125
Inside Scarecrow Video.
Seattle, Washington

Scarecrow Video

Browse through roughly 130,000 titles in the world's largest independent video rental store.
47.6659, -122.3171
The Atrium where you can hear the sounds of Majesty and Divinity, Prince's doves.
Chanhassen, Minnesota

Paisley Park

Find out what it sounds like when doves cry at Prince's recording studio estate turned museum.
44.8617, -93.5606
787 jet assembly.
Mukilteo, Washington

Future of Flight Aviation Center

A rare tour of a commercial jet assembly plant, held inside one of the largest buildings in the world.
47.9213, -122.2901
Fort Worden.
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

An abandoned network of military bunkers and tunnels open for anyone willing to descend into the darkness.
48.1354, -122.7671
The lounge.
Lakewood, Colorado

Denver’s Dinosaur Hotel

This otherwise unremarkable franchise hotel has been decked out in dinosaur decor.
39.6545, -105.0795
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
Blue Mustang
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
39.8342, -104.6759
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
39.7324, -105.0049
Linger Eatuary
Denver, Colorado

Linger Eatuary

Once a mortuary that held the remains of Buffalo Bill, this Denver hotspot is now a death-fixated restaurant.
39.7595, -105.0114
Sculpted figures lounge in the Swann Memorial Fountain
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

A tour de force of a fountain, memorializing a man who loved fountains more than anything else.
39.9586, -75.1706
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
37.8093, -122.4159
Inside the store. (Loved To Death)
San Francisco, California

Loved To Death

A storefront that specializes in oddities, Victorian antiques, taxidermy and Jewelry.
37.7695, -122.4502
Charles Island
Milford, Connecticut

Charles Island

The "Thrice Cursed" Island allegedly home to Captain Kidd's lost treasure.
41.1912, -73.0550
Skull and Bones Tomb
New Haven, Connecticut

Skull and Bones Tomb

The headquarters of the famous Yale society.
41.3085, -72.9303
Taft's personal chair.
New Haven, Connecticut

The Taft Chair at Woolsey Hall

An extra-wide chair built to accommodate the former president's big behind.
41.3117, -72.9255
New Haven, Connecticut

Young Men's Institute Library

One of America's oldest private membership libraries was long one of New Haven's best kept secrets.
41.3058, -72.9251
New Haven, Connecticut

Crypt at Center Church-on-the-Green

137 graves holding New England's earliest residents.
41.3079, -72.9266
Braaaaaaaains
New Haven, Connecticut

Cushing Brain Collection

A historic collection of diseased brains in a new, custom-built home.
41.3043, -72.9344
The Brewmaster's Castle
Washington, D.C.

The Brewmaster's Castle

This grand gothic brewery has been pumping out suds for over a hundred years.
38.9081, -77.0445