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Montreal, Québec

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (The Sailors' Church)

Small ship votives hang from the vaulted ceiling of this port-side church with a Latin inscription on the wall.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Misty of Chincoteague

The taxidermy remains of the most popular pony in children's literature.
Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate's Secret Passages

The enormous 250-room Vanderbilt mansion conceals hidden doors and secret passageways.
Long Beach, California

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
Chicago, Illinois

Couch Place (The Alley of Death)

This alley in downtown Chicago held the bodies of over 600 people after the fateful Iroquois Theatre fire.
Denver, Colorado

American Museum of Western Art

The huge collection of paintings of the American West is one of Denver's best-kept secrets.
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
Denver, Colorado

The Miller Building

This was once the home of Gahan's Saloon, Denver's most storied speakeasy.
Denver, Colorado

'Unsinkable' Molly Brown House

One of the greatest heroes of the Titanic tragedy came from humble beginnings to this beautiful home.
Denver, Colorado

Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol

The spot in the Mile-High City that's exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (at least for now).
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
New York, New York

The Double Check Businessman

This anonymous businessman sculpted in bronze became an enduring memorial after 9/11, and had been mistaken by rescue workers for a survivor in the rubble.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Katyń Massacre Memorial

This evocative New Jersey statue memoralizes the Polish victims of a Soviet massacre.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Colgate Clock

On the Hudson resides one of the largest clocks in the world.
New York, New York

The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

Twice a day one of these tragic bronze mariners drowns with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

Hidden in plain sight on the Hudson River is an abandoned train station where nature has taken over.
Washington, D.C.

Water Gate at the Watergate Complex

Before Nixon, "watergate" meant canals.
Washington, D.C.

Washington City Canal Outfall

A portal into the bricked up canal that runs through the heart of Washington D.C.
New York, New York

The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The home of the first American-born saint is one of the only curved buildings in New York.
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.
Austin, Texas

Animatronic Lyndon Baines Johnson

Just like the real 36th president of the United States, animatronic LBJ amuses visitors with jokes and stories.
Washington, D.C.

USNO Master Clock

The most accurate timepiece in the world.
New York, New York

Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury.
New York, New York

Israel Miller's 'Show Folks Shoe Shop' Building

Amid the marketing blitz of modern Times Square is an elegant holdover from its showbiz glory days.