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Vallehermoso, Spain

The Whistling Island

On La Gomera, "Silbadors" communicate in a 4,000-word language of whistles.
Lisbon, Portugal

Conserveira de Lisboa

The best place in the world to buy tinned fish.
Staten Island, New York

Tugboat Graveyard

Final resting place of two dozen New York City harbor ships.
Portland, Oregon

Redux Boutique and Gallery

This Portland shop is brimming with natural wonders, local art, and handmade goods fashioned from recycled materials.
Portland, Oregon

The Vacuum Cleaner Museum

These machines have been collecting dust for decades.
Poland, Maine

Maine State Building

This World's Fair showpiece was built in Chicago, but shipped to Maine.
Fort Kent, Maine

America's First Mile

A monument marks the beginning of the longest north-south road in the United States.
Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's Former House

The eccentric mansion of one the most popular horror authors of modern times.
Manchester, New Hampshire

Heather Street Wright Houses

Not one, but two of Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpieces nestled on the same street.
Pittsburg, New Hampshire

Republic of Indian Stream

An unrecognized nation-state created in the 1820s to avoid taxes.
Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Mount Monadnock

Known as one of the most climbed mountains in the world, this barren peak is permanently bald thanks to an anti-wolf fire.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Herman Melville's Arrowhead

Herman Melville wrote 'Moby Dick' in this landmark 18th-century house surrounded by farmland.
Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

The world's largest piece of copyrighted artwork.
Ware, Massachusetts

Quabbin Reservoir

The largest body of water in Massachusetts annihilated four small towns just to slake Boston's thirst.
Lee, Massachusetts

Retro Pop Shop

Journey through vintage Americana inside this small Massachusetts shop.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Necco Wafer Sculpture

A tiny monument to the classic American candy.
South Hadley, Massachusetts

Joseph Allen Skinner Museum

One philanthropist's extensive collection of knick-knacks and curiosities is now a public museum of oddity.
Amherst, Massachusetts

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Founded by the famed children's book artist, this museum spreads an appreciation of the arts through picture books.
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard Gingerbread Houses

This candy-colored storybook village originated as a 19th-century Methodist campground.
Goshen, Massachusetts

Three Sisters Sanctuary

A stunning garden filled with fantastical environmental folk art and sculptures.
Becket, Massachusetts

Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry and Forest

Locals purchased this abandoned quarry in order to make sure it continues to be overgrown.
Willemstad, Curaçao

Klein Curaçao

Shipwrecks, ruins, and turtles are all that remain on this haunting Caribbean ghost island.
Sint Willibrordus, Curaçao

Williwood Sign

This tiny tropical village was sick of anonymity so the locals made this sign, which actually changed the name of the town.
Santa Barbara, California

Moreton Bay Fig Tree

The beautiful behemoth is one of the largest trees of its kind in the United States.