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Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Delaware City, Delaware

Fort Delaware

A scenic fort on the harbor protected Philadelphia from an attack that never came.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
New York, New York

Plaque of Nikola Tesla on Radio Wave Building

The former hotel where Tesla invented the radio.
Tallahassee, Florida

Lichgate on High Road

This fairytale-inspired cottage was created by a university literature professor.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Rosegate House

A typical "Old South" manor, once owned by author Anne Rice, served as the setting for several of her witchcraft sagas.
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

A symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture—and a ghostly legend.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Military Aviation Museum

A museum dedicated exclusively to aircraft used in the military.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral.
Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art.
Ellicott City, Maryland

St. Mary's College

The ruins of a religious preparatory school in a seemingly non-existent town.
Columbia, Maryland

The Enchanted Forest Pine Tree Maze at Clark's Eliok Farm

A local farm's collection of unusual structures from a now defunct storybook amusement park.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Remnants of a storybook amusement park hidden behind a strip mall.
Yorklyn, Pennsylvania

Haines Shoe House

An outlandish shoe shaped house built by an eccentric millionaire.
Boonsboro, Maryland

Crystal Grottoes Caverns

Bizarre Cavern.
Frederick, Maryland

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

A Civil War Museum with some notable medical antiques.
Smithsburg, Maryland

Abandoned Hang-gliding Launch Pad

A labor of love built by local hang-gliding enthusiasts, this ideal launch spot was outlawed by the authorities and has since been largely abandoned.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.