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Places visited in Frederick, Maryland
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Rock, West Virginia

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

This abandoned amusement park was built on an American Indian burial ground. Seriously.
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Frederick, Maryland

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891.
Washington, D.C.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Largest Roman Catholic church in North America.
Washington, D.C.

National Capitol Columns

The United States Capitol's former columns still stand.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Remnants of a storybook amusement park hidden behind a strip mall.
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.
Baltimore, Maryland

Elijah Bond's Ouija Board Grave

The man who first patented the Ouija Board rests in peace beneath a headstone that playfully reflects that achievement.
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.
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.