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Highlands, New Jersey

Navesink Twin Lights

These unassuming lighthouses have seen the first reading of the Pledge of Allegiance, the first wireless transmission, and more than one mystery.
40.3975, -73.9847
Mendenhall Glacier and Lake, and Nugget Falls, Tongass National Forest
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
58.4337, -134.5539
Sandy Hook Nike Launch Site
Highlands, New Jersey

Sandy Hook Nike Launch Site

Rusting away on the edge of New Jersey are the remains of a Cold War missile launch site.
40.4639, -74.0028
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

The remains of a community that was forced to move for a dam that never materialized still rot in this Pennsylvania park.
41.0772, -75.0264
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Woodland Chapel at Woodsgate

An ideal wedding spot that is almost too ideal.
40.9689, -75.2006
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
Louise Bourgeois' Spider. (Creative Commons)
Ottawa, Canada

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.
45.4294, -75.6984
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Bahamas

Dean's Blue Hole

The world's deepest known blue hole.
23.1063, -75.0087
Cavernous exploration requires specialized equipment and highly skilled divers
Andros I, Bahamas

Subsurface Bahamian Caves

Inhospitable caverns just beneath this island paradise offer insights into alien worlds.
24.7064, -78.0195
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument marking the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Aerial view of Pigeon Key, with the partially decimated Overseas Railroad bridge running parallel to the new Seven Mile Bridge.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
24.7041, -81.1552