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Harpswell, Maine

Bailey Island Bridge (Cribstone Bridge)

An unusually designed bridge from the 1920s was built to withstand the tides and winds of Maine.
Cornish, New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The summer home and later final residence of acclaimed American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Warren, New Hampshire

Redstone Missile

Maybe the only missile installed in a public park, this Cold War leftover was one of the first to carry a nuclear warhead.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kendall Band

A three-piece musical sculpture installed between the subway tracks at Kendall Station near MIT.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Brattle Theatre

One of the last remaining movie theatres in the country that features a rear-projection system.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Reliable Market

Eat first, shop later at this eatery within an Asian grocer.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

A museum dedicated to Nantucket's legacy as the "graveyard of the Atlantic."
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Rollstone Boulder

In order to save this beloved rock, locals blew it up and put it back together piece by piece.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Emerson’s Pickle Factory Plaque

This unassuming stone commemorates a condiment factory gone up in smoke.
Aquinnah, Massachusetts

Aquinnah Cliffs

Colorful clay cliffs tower over an unofficial nudist beach on Martha's Vineyard.
Petersham, Massachusetts

Town of Dana

All that remains of this Massachusetts town, demolished in the name of progress, is a stone marker.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Igor Fokin Memorial Sculpture

Memorial to a beloved puppeteer as well as all street performers.
Hull, Massachusetts

Classic WWII Chapel

Last church of this militaristic WWII style.
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Rob Zombie Sign

Welcome sign announcing Haverhill, MA, as the birthplace of horror rocker/artist/director Rob Zombie.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Artifacts of whaling, with both its perils and adventure, are housed in this museum in a former candle factory.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Old Burial Ground

This cemetery served as the only official burial grounds in Cambridge for nearly 200 years.
New Bedford, Massachusetts

The Oozing Whale Skeleton of New Bedford

For 20 years, this whale skeleton has been slowly dripping oil on the floor of the museum where it hangs.
Sutton, Massachusetts

Purgatory Chasm

This evocatively named natural crevasse was created by a torrent of water that smashed right through a granite deposit.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Quincy Quarries

From economic backbone of a community to deadly diving hole, these former stone quarries are now a park for rock climbers and graffiti artists.
Webster, Massachusetts

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

It's not a typo, now say it five times fast!
Montague, Massachusetts

The Montague Book Mill

Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Bridge of Flowers

An old trolley bridge converted into a breathtaking garden bursting with colorful flowers.
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Glacial Potholes

Over fifty whirling pools left by the glacial age.
Boston, Massachusetts

New England Holocaust Memorial

Millions of numbers carved in glass represent the tattoos forced upon victims.