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As host of popular series including "Expedition Unknown" and "Destination Truth," adventurer and avid explorer Josh Gates has visited more than 100 countries. Some journeys, of course, have stood out more than others, and on "Legendary Locations," Gates showcases magical places around the world through his unique point of view. Each location has an unforgettable backstory, a secret origin or a forgotten lore, like an ancient city carved into Jordan's sandstone cliffs, a favorite summer getaway of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, and an Irish landscape now known as Luke Skywalker's lair. With every spin of the globe, Josh investigates ancient legends and surprising folklore that travelers and locals alike love to experience.

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Josh Gates explores stories of perseverance, including a tragic Salem witch trial case that led to a lasting change in the United States justice system and a Mexican folktale that's still celebrated in a festival today.
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Josh Gates shares five locations where the natural and supernatural worlds can be explored, including a haunted asylum in upstate New York and an underground cathedral built entirely of salt in Poland.
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From a secret underground government bunker to a town that survived a tsunami, Josh Gates explores five locations where the end of the world was just the beginning.
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From a miraculous pyramid to ancient myths, Josh Gates shares mysteries from the most awesome places on Earth and investigates the crystal skulls; he explores three incredible monuments and locations where people connect with spirits and miracles.
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Josh Gates tells the stories of places where legends never die and dives into the beauty of the spiritual realm; he explores legendary places of protection and great walls from around the world.
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Josh Gates explores the most iconic and mysterious monuments across the globe, from a miraculous pyramid in Central America to the majestic Statue of Liberty.
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Josh Gates explores legendary places connected to the spiritual realm, from a Japanese ice cave guarded by a dragon's spirit to the Transylvanian home of a Romanian folk hero who inspired an iconic literary character.
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Josh Gates explores legendary locations across the globe, from an ancient city carved deep into a canyon in the Jordanian desert to a legendary pirate paradise near Madagascar.
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Josh Gates investigates archaeological treasures around the globe, from the iconic mystery of the crystal skulls in Belize to a series of underground churches carved from rock in Ethiopia.
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Josh explores three legendary locations where stone labyrinths hide something incredible, including a vast city carved deep into a canyon in the Jordanian desert and a South Pacific cave once used as a kitchen by a cannibal tribe.
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Josh explores three iconic monuments, including the majestic Statue of Liberty and one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces, the Blue Mosque.
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Josh explores great walls around the world, from a cursed fortress along India's Aravalli Mountains to a series of towering metal forks that once defended Britain from the Nazis.
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Josh investigates the iconic mystery of the crystal skulls, visiting sites in Belize, Spain and Scotland.
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From a miraculous pyramid in Central America to ancient Greek myths, Josh Gates shares the mysteries of the most awesome places on Earth.
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Josh explores three locations where people connect with spirits and miracles; he witnesses a celebration held by Pacific islanders honoring a mysterious American soldier, and he visits a portal to the dead in New Orleans.
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Josh explores places where unusual heroes rule the day, from a legendary pirate paradise near Madagascar to a small Mexican town where a wealthy rancher's generosity is celebrated with the most explosive festival on Earth.
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Josh Gates investigates the disappearance of millionaire Jim Thompson in Malaysia; Josh visits an ancient city in Cambodia to explore the reasons why it collapsed; Josh observes a celebration of death in Bolivia.
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Josh Gates explores sites where the journey is the destination, including a visit to "The Death Road" in Bolivia and Turkey's Göbekli Tepe, which may contain the oldest known megaliths.
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Josh Gates explores places where destruction and creation coexist, from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to a Spanish festival that culminates in a citywide inferno.
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Josh Gates explores legendary places of protection, including a historic military fortress in Gibraltar, drug lord Pablo Escobar's secret Colombian hideaway and a floating kingdom on Peru's Lake Titicaca.
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From the castle that inspired the home of an iconic vampire to the market where Santa's devilish sidekick stalk and scare holiday revelers, Josh Gates tells the stories of places where legends never die.

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