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Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
Queens, New York

Panorama of the City of New York

The crown jewel of the Queens Museum is a nearly 10,000-square-foot architectural model of the city originally built for the 1964 World's Fair.
Queens, New York

'The Ramp'

Where the four original members of the Ramones hung out and revolutionized punk rock.
Queens, New York

Abandoned Redbird

A retired subway car stands alone in a field in the middle of Queens.
Queens, New York

The Kitty Genovese Residence

A young woman's senseless murder led to the controversial psychological theory of the "bystander effect."
Buffalo, New York

Colored Musicians Club

This landmark jazz venue is the oldest continuously running African-American club in the United States.
Buffalo, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

This restored house is like a time capsule of the president's unconventional inauguration.
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Birthplace of the Banana Split

A larger-than-life statue of America's favorite sundae marks the place it was invented.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh has two!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Church Brew Works

A restored Pittsburgh house of God has been converted to a marvelous house of suds.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
New York, New York

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Long the exclusive domain of birds and vagabonds, this little-known Central Park peninsula is open to the public once more.
New York, New York

Staple Street Skybridge

Imagine having a street run right through your home, or better yet, a historic bridge three stories high.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital

Now abandoned, the first public health hospital in the U.S. saw more than one million immigrants from around the world.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed in a museum near the statue.
Queens, New York

La Guardia's Art Deco Marine Air Terminal

A remnant from the golden age of aviation still in use today, Pan Am's Clipper service took off from this Art Deco gem.
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

This futuristic airport terminal was abandoned for decades before reopening as a hotel—with a vintage plane of its own parked out back.
Fire Island, New York

Fire Island Lighthouse

A historic lighthouse steeped in rumors of ghost and pirate stories.
Montauk, New York

Camp Hero

A mysterious air force base built to resemble a Long Island fishing village.
East Hampton, New York

Hayground Windmill

This 19th-century Hamptons windmill was once home to modernist painter Agnes Pelton.
Shoreham, New York

Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant

The first commercial nuclear power plant constructed on Long Island.
Shoreham, New York

Tesla's Wardenclyffe Laboratory

An unrealized dream to wirelessly electrify the entire Earth.
Flanders, New York

Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.
Ridge, New York

Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

The second-largest (of only two in the world) large particle collider is the underdog of experimental physics.