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Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia Ghost Town Church

A mine fire has been burning under the deserted town since 1962, but this church is still going strong.
Milford, Connecticut

Charles Island

The "Thrice Cursed" Island allegedly home to Captain Kidd's lost treasure.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Mµseum - The Tiny Museum

The self-proclaimed world's smallest museum, located next to a Massachusetts sandwich chain.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

A layered tribute to the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mount Moriah Cemetery

An abandoned cemetery lies in ruins as the surrounding forest swallows it whole.
New York, New York

Wild Bird Fund

New York City's only wildlife rehabilitation center treats more than 3,000 feathered and furry patients each year.
Glen Cove, New York

Welwyn Preserve

The abandoned grounds and derelict greenhouses of this once-magnificent Edwardian estate are now a nature preserve open for exploration.
Sleepy Hollow, 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."
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
Brooklyn, New York

Sunshine Laundromat

One of New York's best collections of pinball is hidden in a secret bar in the back of this laundromat.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Art Library

Leaf through over 30,000 artists' sketchbooks in what may be the world's largest collection of doodles
Brooklyn, New York

Digester Eggs

A modern addition to the Greenpoint skyline.
Brooklyn, New York

Silent Barn

A massive art collective tries a new take on Brooklyn's DIY music scene—by making it fully legal.
Brooklyn, New York

Precious Metal

A yoga studio and venue for "chill-out parties" in a former chicken slaughterhouse.
Brooklyn, New York

House of Yes

A band of aerialists and circus performers putting on incredible shows in East Williamsburg.
Queens, New York

Gottscheer Hall

This Queens beer hall preserves a German culture and language that is all but lost.
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.
Rhinebeck, New York

Wyndcliffe Mansion

What was once a trend-setting, phrase-coining icon of architectural splendor is now a rotting, forgotten hulk.
Beacon, New York

Zelda Fitzgerald's Abandoned Sanatorium

The abandoned husk of a mental institution that failed to save a Jazz Age icon still sits nearly unchanged.
Richfield Springs, New York

Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History

This roadside dinosaur park offered up lumpy neon thunder lizards in the name of kitsch and education.
Brooklyn, New York

City Reliquary

Behind a bodega is a small museum of relics and ephemera showcasing the history of New York.
Syracuse, New York

Niagara Mohawk Building

This Art Deco fortress in upstate New York gives Manhattan's vaunted examples of the style a run for their money.