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Queens, New York

Houdini's Grave

The final resting place of the great escape artist, where some still gather to wait for his escape from death.
New York, New York

The Real Winnie the Pooh & Pals

The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.
Bethlehem, Connecticut

Abbey of Regina Laudis

These Benedictine nuns have been making artisanal cheeses since before it was cool.
Hartford, Connecticut

Site of the First Public Pay Phone

An easy-to-miss plaque marks the building that first held this 19th-century telephone innovation.
Hartford, Connecticut

Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities

A wunderkammer hidden on the top floor of the Hartford statehouse.
Nashville, Tennessee

Ryman Alley

The alley connecting two of country music’s most historic venues has a rich history of its own.
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Grave of Charles Stratton

The final resting place of a circus performer who went by the pseudonym "General Tom Thumb."
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Sach’s Bridge

This covered bridge was used by both Union and Confederate troops during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

New York Herald Monument

There are owls with glowing eyes in Herald Square.
New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
Angeles, Philippines

Clark Air Base Hospital

The remains of an abandoned air force hospital located on a redeveloped Air Force base.
Hartford, Connecticut

Horace Wells Memorial

The tragic tale of the dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia.
Hamden, Connecticut

Sleeping Giant Observation Tower

Amazing views of Long Island Sound can be seen from this mountaintop tower.
Savannah, Georgia

Graveface Museum

Hidden amid the old-world charm of Savannah is a museum dedicated to the world of oddities and criminal history.
Savannah, Georgia

Lucas Theatre

The first public building in Savannah to offer air conditioning was a luxurious cinema that still operates today.
Savannah, Georgia

1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron

A monument to one of the few Olympic flames ever to be lit outside of the host city.
Savannah, Georgia

Original Taco Bell Sign

This twisty sign depicts the chain's first logo.
New Haven, Connecticut

Grave of Sarah Winchester

Connecticut grave of the woman responsible for the Winchester Mystery House in California.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Green Animals Topiary Garden

Unicorns, elephants, and bears, oh my!
Newport, Rhode Island

Hidden Train in a Cherub Relief

An unexpected Easter egg lurks in the background of a cherub wall relief at the Breakers mansion.