Places of Legend

Join Josh Gates as he travels the globe in search of Legendary Locations.

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About the Show

Josh Gates goes on an awe-inspiring journey to the most storied places on the planet. At each breathtaking destination, he immerses himself in the legends that made them famous. From the Yucatan Maya's bizarre worship rituals to soaring like a god from Greece's Mount Olympus, Josh explores these magical places through his unique point of view.

About the Host

Josh Gates

Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for off-the-map excursions. Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown chronicles Gates’ adventures as he sets out on a global journey to find the truth behind captivating and iconic unsolved legends.

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Season 1, Episode 7

Crystal Skull Obsession

Josh investigates the iconic mystery of the crystal skulls. He visits sites in Belize, Spain and Scotland where the legends are born from obsession.

Monday
Jan 21
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Cults of Personality

Josh explores three locations where people connect with spirits and miracles, from a celebration honoring a mysterious American soldier on a remote Pacific island to portal to the dead in New Orleans.

Monday
Jan 21
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 2

Back From the Dead

From the castle that inspired the home of an iconic vampire to the market where Santa's devilish sidekick stalks and scares holiday revelers, Josh Gates tells the stories of places where legends never die.

Monday
Jan 21
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Secrets in Stone

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 dark South Pacific cave once used as a kitchen by a cannibal tribe.

Monday
Jan 21
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 8

Places of Power

Josh explores three iconic monuments, including the majestic Statue of Liberty and one of the world's greatest architectural masterpieces -- the Blue Mosque.

Monday
Jan 21
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Monuments, Mountains and Monsters

From the jungles of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to the ruins of the Trojan battlefield in Turkey, Josh Gates weaves the tales and tells the secrets of the world's most legendary locations.

Monday
Jan 21
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 11

If Walls Could Talk

Josh explores other 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 and were taken over by pirates -- of radio.

Monday
Jan 21
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Lost and Found

Josh Gates explores the stories behind millionaire Jim Thompson's disappearance in Malaysia, an ancient city's collapse in Cambodia and a celebration of beliefs surrounding death in Bolivia.

Monday
Jan 21
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 12

Pi-Rat Paradise

Josh explores places where unusual heroes rule the day, from a legendary pirate paradise near Madagascar to a small Mexican town that celebrates a wealthy rancher's generosity with the most explosive festival on Earth.

Monday
Jan 21
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Game of Bones and Unknowns

Josh explores the beauty of the spiritual realm. He investigates a German basilica said to house the bones of 11,000 virgins, a Japanese ice cave guarded by a dragon's spirit and a remote island where cats outnumber humans.

Monday
Jan 21
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 13

Angels or Demons?

Josh Gates shines a light on places darkened by the past, from a mysterious mansion connected to a haunted heiress in California to a colorful festival commemorating the death of a demoness in India.

Monday
Jan 21
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Last Resorts

Josh Gates explores legendary places of protection, from a historic military fortress in Gibraltar and Pablo Escobar's secret Colombian hideaway to a floating kingdom on Peru's Lake Titicaca.

Monday
Jan 21
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 14

Fire of the Gods

Josh Gates explores places where destruction and creation exist in breathtaking concert, from the legendary Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine to a Spanish festival that culminates with a citywide inferno.

Monday
Jan 21
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 0, Episode 6

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Josh Gates explores the stories behind a millionaire's disappearance in Malaysia, a celebration of death in Bolivia and history's most feared prison in French Guiana.

Tuesday
Mar 19
10pm | 9c
Season 0, Episode 6

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Josh Gates explores the stories behind a millionaire's disappearance in Malaysia, a celebration of death in Bolivia and history's most feared prison in French Guiana.

Wednesday
Mar 20
1am | 12c
Season 0, Episode 7

Angels, Fire and Doll Spirits

Josh Gates shines a light on the death of demoness in India, a citywide inferno in a Spanish town and an island haunted by the spirits of dolls.

Tuesday
Mar 26
10pm | 9c
Season 0, Episode 7

Angels, Fire and Doll Spirits

Josh Gates shines a light on the death of demoness in India, a citywide inferno in a Spanish town and an island haunted by the spirits of dolls.

Wednesday
Mar 27
1am | 12c

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