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Holiday Gift Guide: Atlas Obscura Books and Calendars
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Amityville, New York

Amityville Horror House

The site of a tragic massacre that spawned a multimedia franchise.
Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana Medical History Museum

A medical facility that has been kept frozen in time.
Bloomington, Indiana

Brain Sculpture

The world's largest anatomically-accurate brain sculpture.
Bloomington, Indiana

Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection

The world's largest collection of mechanical puzzles is a cornucopia of analog bafflers.
Bloomington, Indiana

Knightridge Space Observatory

If astronomy had a ghost, it would look like this observatory.
Bloomington, Indiana

Kinsey Institute Gallery

A lesser-known part of the Kinsey Institute is this impressive collection of art relating to human sexuality.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
Clarksville, Indiana

Colgate Clock

The massive, original Colgate Clock is mounted on a defunct factory building that was once a prison.
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building.
Miami Beach, Florida

The Wolfsonian-FIU

Over 120,000 curious objects that have shaped our modern world.
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Photios National Greek Orthodox Shrine

Location of a reliquary containing bone fragments of 18 saints.
St. Augustine, Florida

Sacred Cat Rug

Possibly the world's oldest rug, this Egyptian relic is woven entirely from ancient cat hair and once carried a mummified human foot.
South Bay, Florida

Gatorland

One of many gator theme parks, abandoned in the sugar fields of South Florida.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Lake Helen, Florida

Cassadaga

Town of spiritualists and mediums in Florida.
Orlando, Florida

Harry P. Leu Gardens

A vast array of tropical plants collected by a vacationing couple.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
Sarasota, Florida

Medieval Art Exhibit at the Ringling Museum

The collection of 80+ pieces created between the years 1100 and 1500 is intended to be seen, heard, smelled, touched, and tasted.