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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Shark Tombstone

Within this beautiful Pittsburgh cemetery, a unique headstone bears witness to one man's eternal love for Jaws.
Lyon, France

Ancient Roman Theaters of Lyon

Lyon, France is home to two remarkably preserved Roman theaters, one dating back to 15 BCE.
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France

Cimetière de Liers

Huge Russian Orthodox cemetery in danger of being converted into open public space.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Foucault Pendulum at the Franklin Institute

A daily replay of the experiment that proved the rotation of the Earth.
Lusby, Maryland

Calvert Cliffs State Park

Captain John Smith thought these cliffs were amazing in 1608 but sharks thought so 20 million years before him.
Oldtown, Maryland

Paw Paw Tunnel

Despite violent work crews and massive delays this abandoned canal tunnel was built to last into the modern day.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

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

Ruins of the Chapman Beverley Mill

This pre-Revolutionary War grist mill ground corn and flour for soldiers in seven American wars.
Chantilly, Virginia

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

At Washington's Dulles Airport is a satellite museum (no pun intended) with three quarters of a million square feet of aircraft history.
Lorton, Virginia

Lucy Burns Museum

Located at the former Lorton Prison the Lucy Burns Museum tells the story of the 91 year history of the prison including the dark chapter of its involvement in the women's suffrage movement.
Washington, D.C.

Starship Enterprise NCC-1701

The actual model from the original "Star Trek" series is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
Washington, D.C.

Carousel on the National Mall

Washington's iconic carousel has a nice piece of Civil Rights history.
Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
Kensington, Maryland

Washington, D.C. Temple

The tallest The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in the world soars above the Beltway.
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

The site of the climactic scene from the classic horror film is now a historic landmark.
McLean, Virginia

Patowmack Canal

The semi-reclaimed ruins of this canal were once part of an ambitious plan to reroute the mighty potomac.
Potomac, Maryland

Maryland Gold Mine Ruins

The ruins of this long-abandoned unsuccessful gold mine can still be found.
Vienna, Virginia

Dolhareubang of Meadowlark Gardens

Volcanic stone sentinels stand watch at a Korean Bell Garden in Virginia.
Vienna, Virginia

Foxstone Park Bridge

A double agent hid information for the Soviet Union beneath this bridge for more than 20 years.