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Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments: Prague, Czech Republic

Visitors can gaze over more than 60 morbid torture devices in a tour that takes about 45 minutes. There's even a useful tutorial on how to operate each machine (English language descriptions included). Admission: about $12.

The Museum of Bad Art: Boston, Mass.
400 frown-provoking pieces in the collection, though the limited space allows only around 40 or so to be on exhibit at one time. The museum is housed in the basement of Dedham Community Theatre (a working movie house) next to a men's room. Admission is free.

Three sex museums: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Paris, France; Husavik, Iceland
Offerings include South American and Asian fertility objects, displays on the history of Parisian prostitution, and rotating exhibits of modern erotic art. Admission: about $12, or $8 with advance online reservations.

Dog Bark Park Inn Cottonwood, Idaho , is a bed & breakfast guesthouse inside the World's Biggest Beagle. Guests enter the body of the beagle from a private 2nd story deck. Some of the dog's decorative furnishings are carvings by Dog Bark Park chainsaw artists Dennis & Frances. Inside and up another level to the head of the dog is a loft room with additional sleeping space plus a cozy alcove in the muzzle. Dog Bark Park is home to Toby and Sweet Willy, the World's Two Biggest Beagles. Toby, a 12-foot tall beagle statue, was built by Dog Bark Park artists Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin.

Savannah, GA -- In 2002, the American Institute of Parapsychology named Savannah, "America's Most Haunted City. The Marshall House, offers Haunted Hotel Ghost Tour packages but guests don't need to leave this haunted hotel in Savannah to get that spine-tingling feeling. The 88-room inn, which has been featured on the Travel Channel's "Haunted Hotels", has been used as a hospital three times -- twice during Savannah's 19th century yellow fever epidemics and during the Civil War by the Union Army.

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