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River Country
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

River Country

Disney World's very first waterpark is now an abandoned ruin being reclaimed by the swamp.
28.4125, -81.5627
Discovery Island
Orlando, Florida

Discovery Island

Disney's abandoned animal island is now an overgrown ruin that was almost the coolest attraction ever.
28.4137, -81.5663
American Classic Arcade Museum
Laconia, New Hampshire

American Classic Arcade Museum

The largest arcade museum in the world chronicles the golden age of video games which ended promptly in 1987.
43.6130, -71.4775
The Summit of Mount Washington
Jackson, New Hampshire

Mount Washington

The highest point in the state of New Hampshire, and while unlikely "the worst weather in the world", it sure seems that way to hikers.
44.2710, -71.3055
U.S.S. Albacore
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

U.S.S. Albacore

Once the future of underwater combat, this old sub is now open for visitors to muck around in.
43.0819, -70.7676
International Cryptozoology Museum
Portland, Maine

International Cryptozoology Museum

The world's only international cryptozoology museum is host to an unrivaled collection of cryptid specimens.
43.6517, -70.2909
Massachusetts War Memorial Tower at the Summit
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
42.6376, -73.1662
North Adams, Massachusetts

Natural Bridge State Park

Naturally formed white marble arch housed in an abandoned marble quarry from the 1800s.
42.7066, -73.0905
North Adams, Massachusetts

Harmonic Bridge

Resonating tubes make music from highway overpass.
42.7009, -73.1137
The Florida, MA, mouth of the Hoosac Tunnel.
North Adams, Massachusetts

Hoosac Tunnel

The railroad tunnel nicknamed the "Bloody Pit" for taking the lives of hundreds during its construction.
42.6754, -73.0913
Tarrytown, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
41.0899, -73.8621
High Point, the Highest Point in New Jersey.
Wantage, New Jersey

High Point Monument

The highest point in New Jersey is marked by a massive, if simply named, obelisk.
41.3209, -74.6616
Hawk's Nest Highway
Port Jervis, New York

Hawk's Nest Highway

A winding, cliffside stretch of road overlooking the Delaware River.
41.4187, -74.7496
(Failed Messiah)
Monroe, New York

Kiryas Joel

Adherence to strict Jewish laws is required to enter this ultra-conservative New York village.
41.3420, -74.1679
Bannerman's Island Arsenal
Beacon, New York

Bannerman's Castle

Collapsing castle on the Hudson river was once the storage site of military surplus business.
41.4553, -73.9889
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
Historical "Farine Five Roses" sign on a cold winter night
Montreal, Québec

Farine Five Roses Sign

Two thirds of this Montreal neon icon has survived to flash another day.
45.4919, -73.5512
The gym
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
33.9854, -118.4727
La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
34.0638, -118.3554
Heart Ex Votos
Rome, Italy

22 Papal Hearts at Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi

This former Roman Catholic Church still contains the embalmed hearts and organs of 22 popes.
41.9007, 12.4837
The Mouth of Truth
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
41.8888, 12.4816
The entire ceiling
Rome, Italy

The Dome Illusion

A master of trompe-l'oeil creates a stunning tourist-fooling dome out of a flat ceiling.
41.8990, 12.4798
Trench armour
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
51.4960, -0.1084
The long view of Cooper's Row
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
51.5108, -0.0766