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Columbus, Ohio

The Topiary Park

Georges Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece has been recreated in Ohio in topiary form.
Columbus, Ohio

Gavel Sculpture

Just outside the Ohio Supreme Court sits a testament to justice.
Columbus, Ohio

Arnold Schwarzenegger Statue

A bronze of the man in all his sinewy glory celebrates his longtime connection to the Ohio city.
Columbus, Ohio

The Handprint

A single handprint, which, according to Ohio State University legend, cannot be scrubbed off.
Columbus, Ohio

Garden of Constants

This whimsical campus lawn is dotted with large sculpted numbers and hidden mathematical formulas.
Columbus, Ohio

Bloch Cancer Survivors' Plaza

This small plaza encourages people diagnosed with cancer to never give up hope.
Columbus, Ohio

Gates of Hell

The entrance to this sinisterly named tunnel hides behind a Tim Hortons.
Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Park of Roses

An unassuming 13-acre park is home to over 12,000 roses.
Dublin, Ohio

Cornhenge

The inventor of a number of hybrid corn species is immortalized with a field of giant corn.
Powell, Ohio

Chief Leatherlips Monument

A Native American chief known for never breaking a promise met his end after signing a deal with white settlers.
Lewes, Delaware

Bunkers of Cape Henlopen State Park

WWII-era bunkers are hidden under the beaches of this picturesque park, which is still scattered with wartime watchtowers. .
Cumberland, Maryland

George Washington's Headquarters

This one-room cabin where the young colonel slept during the French and Indian War.
Cape May, New Jersey

Wreck of the S.S. Atlantus

The rusting remains are visible sticking out of the waters of the Delaware Bay.
Cape May, New Jersey

Sometimes Train Tracks of Sunset Beach

Several times a year, during low tide, two pairs of historic train tracks are revealed on this New Jersey beach.
Millville, New Jersey

Fries Mill Ruins

The remains of an old sawmill, gristmill and the surrounding industry dating back to the 18th century.
Delaware City, Delaware

Fort Delaware

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

Miles the Monster

The Dover International Speedway is home to a towering, concrete-skinned, racecar-hungry behemoth.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Park Seminary

A girls' boarding school inspired by the Chicago World's Fair, once abandoned, now restored to strange and scenic glory.
Arlington, Virginia

Dark Star Park

This unique historical monument features large concrete spheres designed to resemble fallen stars.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Moundsville, West Virginia

West Virginia State Penitentiary

Beyond the usual stories that attend old prisons, this one has deep bloody undercurrents.
Moundsville, West Virginia

New Vrindaban Palace of Gold

Despite its lavish ornamentation, and wholesome lifestyle of its devotees, this mountain commune has faced its share of issues.
Wheeling, West Virginia

Mount Wood Castle and Cemetery

This abandoned dream castle and its cemetery look out over the struggling city that once inspired their creation.
New Cumberland, West Virginia

Ken Sinsel's Metal Sculptures

This California artist's front yard acts as a gallery for his unique, scrap metal animal sculptures.