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Windber, Pennsylvania

Windber Trolley Graveyard

Collection of trolley cars in the woods represent one man's attempt to preserve transportation history.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Monroeville Mall

The Pennsylvania shopping center was once the setting for the 1978 film, "Dawn of the Dead."
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

George A. Romero Bust

An ode to filmmaker George A. Romero, who used the mall to film an iconic horror movie.
Kecksburg, Pennsylvania

Space Acorn

Pennsylvania's own Roswell-style UFO mystery.
Evans City, Pennsylvania

The Living Dead Museum

This little museum in the town where zombies were born celebrates the living dead.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Shark Tombstone of Allegheny Cemetery

Within this beautiful Pittsburgh cemetery, a unique headstone bears witness to one man's eternal love for Jaws.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Weeping Glass

A beautiful oddities shop crammed with strange and morbid curiosities.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

St. Anthony's Chapel

This church in Pittsburgh is home to the largest collection of religious relics in North America.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Randyland

Found art has transformed this Pittsburgh neighborhood into a psychedelic dream.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Murals of Maxo Vanka

Long hidden under grime, the politically radical murals of a little known Yugoslavian master are finally getting their due.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Canton Avenue

The steepest street in the US - and possibly in the world - makes an intriguing challenge for cyclists.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Nine Mile Run

This picturesque stream was up until recently the site of a ten story mountain of slag and sewage.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Hoover-Mason Trestle

The internal railway of one of the biggest steel plants in America has been transformed into a linear park with unique industrial views.
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Indian Echo Caverns

These tourist trap caverns are said to be the former home of a legendary Pennsylvania Hermit.
Vienna, Austria

Republic of Kugelmugel

A spherical "micro-nation" in the heart of Vienna.
Milford, New Jersey

The Famous River Hot Dog Man

The only thing better than tubing down New Jersey's scenic Delaware River is doing so while eating a hot dog from a giant floating stand.
Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz

One of the world's largest model railroads is a mind-boggling achievement.
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Washington Memorial Chapel

An eccentric priest's tribute to George Washington, this chapel tells the story of the American Revolution.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

This Philly landmark has a giant butterfly pavilion, three floors of insect displays, and withstood a $40,000 heist.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The 'Dowager Empress' Crystal Ball

The world's third-largest crystal sphere has sat in the Penn Museum since 1927 with the exception of one outlandish theft.
Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum

Enjoy an overnight at an old haunted B&B site of the Borden family murders.
Camden, New Jersey

Walt Whitman's Grave

The final resting place of one of the United States's greatest poets.
Trenton, New Jersey

Old Barracks Museum

One of New Jersey's oldest surviving buildings still bears the mark of our former British overlords.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Madam Marie's Psychic Booth

Marie told fortunes from her small stand on the Boardwalk for seven decades, including to a young Bruce Springsteen who would busk outside her booth.