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San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
Dragoon, Arizona

The Thing

What is the Thing?
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Tucson, Arizona

Ignite Sign Art Museum

This collection of neon icons is preserving Arizona's history, one sign at a time.
Tucson, Arizona

Diamondback Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
Tucson, Arizona

Hotel Congress

Sleep where gangsters fell amidst smoke and flame, with nary a bullethole to show for the legendary struggle.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

109 East Palace

This innocuous New Mexico storefront was once the secret jump-off spot for Manhattan Project scientists.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

KiMo Theatre

This opulent Pueblo Deco movie palace melds Art Deco and Native American motifs.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Penn Museum's Collection of Ancient Tweezers

These medicine cabinet staples are part of the museum's collection of everyday objects.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fiume

A tiny, unmarked beer and whiskey bar above an Ethiopian restaurant in West Philly fails to conceal live bluegrass.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
New York, New York

6 1/2 Avenue: Manhattan's Secret Street

Tucked away amidst some of the most famous addresses in the world is New York's only fraction of a street.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Urban Axes

The first American axe throwing club.
Brooklyn, New York

Leroy's Place

This interactive gallery makes you feel like you've stepped into a fantasy world filled with whimsical monsters.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dickens and Little Nell

The oldest of only three existing statues of the great novelist stands in a city he did not care for.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Graffiti Pier (Pier 18)

The abandoned coal loading dock is a canvas for unsanctioned art.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philbert the Pig

This beloved marketplace mascot poops money and grants good luck.
Marco Island, Florida

Cape Romano Dome House

An abandoned vacation home spent a decade taking on legends. It's now taking on water.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Philadelphia boasts one of the best — and most often overlooked — traditional Japanese gardens in North America.
New York, New York

The Real Winnie the Pooh & Pals

The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.