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Brooklyn, New York

Bamonte's

Dine on old-school red sauce fare at a former mob hang out and film set for The Sopranos.
Kittery, Maine

Fort McClary State Historic Site

Despite its extensive history, this fort saw little to no combat.
Boothbay, Maine

Guardians of the Seeds Trolls

Five mythical trolls have taken up residence in woods and hidden on paths at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Redstone, Colorado

Redstone Castle

This Rocky Mountain mansion was the luxurious home of the authoritarian leader of a company town.
Carbondale, Colorado

Redstone Coke Ovens

Once owned by the largest employer in Colorado, these ovens have been abandoned for over a century.
Penn Yan, New York

Public Universal Friend Exhibit

This non-binary preacher formed a religious movement in the region of New York later known as the “Burned-Over District.”
Shanghai, China

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

This psychedelic tourist trap is a leisurely descent into madness.
Quepos, Costa Rica

El Avion Restaurant and Bar

The sister plane of the C-123 shot down during the Iran-Contra Affair has found a new purpose in retirement.
London, England

Michelin House

An ornate and disused early 20th-century building has been given new life as a fully operational structure, complete with offices, oyster bar, and a furniture retailer.
Keflavík, Iceland

‘Silver Sabler’

A relatively obscure antihero from the Marvel Comics universe adorns a wall inside Iceland's main airport.
Iceland

Garðar BA 64

The oldest steel ship in Iceland has been beached for years and is now a rusting ruin.
Hólmavík, Iceland

The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

Staves, storm-calling, and of course, necropants.
Iceland

Látrabjarg

Puffin enthusiasts flock to Europe's largest seabird cliff, which over one million birds call home.
Iceland

Svörtuloft Lighthouse

A Wes Anderson-esque lighthouse that boasts magnificent coastal views.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Whales of Iceland

The largest whale museum in Europe allows visitors to walk among life-size giants.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Phallological Museum

An encyclopedic collection of mammal penises.
Flatey, Iceland

Flatey Island

Once the site of a 12-century monastery, this tiny island is now home to only five permanent residents.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur

One of the oldest family businesses in Reykjavík serves lamb-based hot dogs.
London, England

Café in the Crypt

This coffee shop lies hidden beneath a historic church.
Pie Town, New Mexico

Pie Town

This popular pitstop lives up to its name.
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Val's Rapid Service

This lone survivor of a regional franchise still slings delicious burgers and colossal servings of fries.
London, England

Ye Olde Mitre

Down a pint of ale where the Bishop of Ely's servants slept in 1546.
New York, New York

Physical Graffiti Building

The East Village tenement from the cover of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 album has a tea shop on the ground floor.