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Elmira, New York

Mark Twain's Grave

The little-known final resting place of one of America's greatest writers.
Elmira, New York

'Hellmira' Monument

All that remains of one of the Civil War's more deadly POW camps is a simple flagstone.
Johnson City, New York

Carousel Capital of the World

The Binghamton area is home to six of the last remaining hand-carved vintage carousels.
Binghamton, New York

Rod Serling Gazebo

A gazebo that inspired the fifth episode of the "Twilight Zone" still stands in the creator's hometown
New York, New York

High Bridge

The oldest surviving bridge in New York City, which reopened to pedestrians in 2015.
Archbald, Pennsylvania

Archbald Pothole

It would take 35 firetrucks to fill this enormous glacial pothole.
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

Flushing Town Hall

This landmark building is now a vibrant performing arts space with musical acts from around the world.
Queens, New York

Hanmaum Zen Center of New York

A temple belonging to the largest Buddhist order in South Korea nestled in the middle of New York City.
Queens, New York

5 de Mayo Food Market

Head past the aisles of tropical fruit and imported candy at this bodega to discover a hidden, weekends-only taco stand.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Frankford Avenue Bridge

Erected in 1697 this Philadelphia bridge is the oldest surviving roadway bridge and perhaps the oldest stone bridge in the United States.
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

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Queens, New York

Cypress Hills Taxidermy Studio

One of the last taxidermists in New York City.
New Paltz, New York

Huguenot Street

The oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
Bennington, Vermont

Lincoln Square

The Vermont square that inspired Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."
North Bennington, Vermont

Jennings Hall

The building that inspired Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House."
Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock Town Crier

A bygone village occupation lives on via this quaint public chalkboard.
Rutland, Vermont

Wilson Castle

A beautiful, creepy 19th-century castle stands incongruous in rural Vermont.
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.
Littleton, New Hampshire

Pollyanna Statue

A town wears its heart on the sleeve of a smiling girl, arms flung wide open in a cheerful greeting for all who encounter her.
Littleton, New Hampshire

Chutters Candy Store

According to the experts at the Guinness World's Record office, this is the longest candy counter in the world.
Hart's Location, New Hampshire

Frankenstein Cliff

Rock face that shares a name with Mary Shelley's famous doctor.
Jackson, New Hampshire

Thompson Falls

This 150 foot seven-tiered cascading waterfall is one of the hidden gems of the White Mountains.