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Las Vegas, Nevada

Office of Collecting and Design

Decades' worth of lost and forgotten objects make up the collection of this tantalizingly odd little museum.
London, England

Southmere Lake

This artificial lake surrounded by Brutalist architecture served as a stand-in for futuristic Britain in Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange.'
London, England

Chi-Chi the Giant Panda

The beloved beast's taxidermy remains sit in the Natural History Museum's cafe.
London, England

Smith Square World War II Ghost Sign

A faded reminder of what was once a common sight in London during the Blitz.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
London, England

Darwin Centre Spirit Collection

Repository for more than 22 million pickled specimens.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
San Diego, California

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

An inconspicuous footbridge beloved by San Diego locals.
Los Angeles, California

Valley Relics Museum

One man's vast collection of artifacts and ephemera from matchbooks and postcards to vintage neon signs and cars.
Central City, Colorado

Nevadaville Ghost Town

This deserted Gold Rush town is home to a Masonic lodge that, strangely enough, still holds meetings.
Aspen, Colorado

Conundrum Hot Springs

It takes a nine-mile hike to reach these hot springs, but weary hikers are rewarded with stunning views and a warm soak.
Denver, Colorado

International Church of Cannabis

A technicolor place of worship for Elevationists.
Ponderosa, New Mexico

The Goblin Colony

On the edge of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, these rock formations create an eerie landscape.
San Francisco, California

The Sutro Egyptian Collection

Tenacious mummies survived dental problems, eternal entombment, and more than their fair share of devastating fires.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebrería El Péndulo

Part bookstore, part café, and part forest.
Ashford, Washington

Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park (Ex-Nihilo Park)

Not far from Mount Rainer, an iron wonderland claims the landscape.
Seattle, Washington

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

The longest and widest floating bridge in the world.
Imlay, Nevada

Thunder Mountain Monument

The self-made house sculpture of an outsider artist who named himself "Chief Rolling Thunder."