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Samuelson's Rocks.
Twentynine Palms, California

Samuelson's Rocks

The only thing stranger than stumbling on these philosophical musings is the story of the homesteader who created them.
34.0472, -116.2425
Termite mound at night
Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Brazil

Glowing Termite Mounds of Emas National Park

Impressive by day, dazzling by night... these termites have a well-decorated (and deadly) abode.
-14.0057, -47.6846
Vale da Lua
Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Brazil

Vale da Lua

After millennia of erosion by sand and churning water this Brazilian valley now looks like a lunar fantasy.
-14.0833, -47.4667
Church of Old Petrolandia
Pernambuco, Brazil

Old Petrolandia Church

The haunting peak of an old church is all that remains of a drowned Brazilian city.
-9.0213, -38.2651
The Chandelier Tree in 2005.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

Massive redwood tree that has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
39.8657, -123.7142
"Pioneertown 1946".
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
34.1564, -116.4986
Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

Weary travelers trekking through Joshua Tree have a music-filled, booze-soaked oasis to land before continuing through the desert.
34.1566, -116.4931
Great hand painted sign!
Landers, California

The Dream Wanderer

A parked bus takes patrons on a trippy virtual reality journey mediated by mediums from a psychic utopian community.
34.2649, -116.4369
Integratron, exterior
Landers, California

The Integratron

Experience a quartz crystal sound bath inside the world's only all-wood, acoustically perfect sound-chamber.
34.2932, -116.4038
Landers, California

Giant Rock

This seven-story giant boulder is the site of UFO conferences, Hopi spiritualists, a "rejuvenation machine" and so much more.
34.3328, -116.3887
Inside Bob's Crystal Cave
Yucca Valley, California

Bob's Crystal Cave

A meditative space out of a fantasy story.
34.1256, -116.4166
World Famous Crochet Museum
Joshua Tree, California

World Famous Crochet Museum

An old California photo mat has been turned into a shrine to the cozy art of crochet.
34.1349, -116.3138
Krblin Jihn Kabin
Joshua Tree, California

Krblin Jihn Kabin

Story of the restricted, but still evocative, world of a remarkable man in the High Desert of Southern California.
34.1471, -116.2998
The lobby of the Beauty Bubble.
Joshua Tree, California

Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum

The quirky salon doubles as a a retro museum run by the world's leading "hairstorian."
34.1345, -116.3140
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
Joshua Tree, California

Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum

10 acres of "Environmental Sculptures" in the Mojave desert.
34.1961, -116.2947
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
Key Biscayne, Florida

Crandon Park Zoo Ruins

It turns out that a hurricane-prone beach is probably not the best place to house wild animals.
25.7055, -80.1569
Miami, Florida

Miami Jai-Alai

The timeworn "Yankee Stadium" of the fastest game in the world isn't going anywhere.
25.8082, -80.2564
Overlooking a sea of blue. (Photo:
Jodhpur, India

The Blue City of Jodhpur

Once an indicator of social class, the color blue has come to define this city on the edge of the Thar Desert.
26.3023, 73.0523
The museum as viewed from the street.
Miami Beach, Florida

World Erotic Art Museum

12,000 sq. ft. museum tracing erotic art from antiquity to modern times.
25.7830, -80.1322
North Miami Beach, Florida

The Cloisters of the Ancient Spanish Monastery

St Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church, better known as one of the oldest buildings in the Western Hemisphere.
25.9304, -80.1544
Miami Beach, Florida

The Wolfsonian-FIU

Over 120,000 curious objects that have shaped our modern world.
25.7810, -80.1324
The Kampong, Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida

The Kampong

This beautiful Miami garden was designed as a laboratory for tropical plants.
25.7153, -80.2504
Monkey Jungle entrance. (Flickr)
Miami, Florida

Monkey Jungle

Where monkeys run wild and the humans are caged.
25.5653, -80.4701