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Stairs up to the bell tower
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
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La Cañada Flintridge, California

Descanso Gardens

Hiding amid the largest camellia collection in the country lies a charming children's maze, donated by a secret admirer.
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Dutch (North) Windmill from the beach.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
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San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's very own urban bison herd have persisted in the face of extinction, development and disease.
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San Francisco, California

Labyrinth at Land’s End

A winding path built in secret on the edge of the continent.
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San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
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San Francisco, California

Prayer Book Cross

A monumental cross hides in the trees in Golden Gate Park.
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Japanese Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
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San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection.
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Nepenthes pitcher plants - beautiful killers
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere.
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The little tunnel is unexpectedly full of concrete stalagtites
San Francisco, California

Alvord Lake Bridge

An overlooked and unassuming engineering marvel.
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Main entrance to the Exploratorium at Pier 15
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
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Current state of the refurbished Wentworth by the Sea
New Castle, New Hampshire

Wentworth by the Sea

The once-abandoned 140-year-old hotel used in the movie "In Dreams."
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A bear in a top hat.
Dover, New Hampshire

Woodman Institute Museum

A museum dedicated to "science, history and the arts" little changed since 1915.
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The one-room building that is the Libby Museum
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Libby Museum

The 100-year-old public collection of a New Hampshire dentist that contains taxidermy, Native American artifacts, and a pair of mummy hands.
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H.H. Holmes House
Gilmanton, New Hampshire

Birthplace of H.H. Holmes

Birthplace of America's first documented serial killer.
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Tomb where the remains of Charles Tilton were supposed to be interred
Northfield, New Hampshire

Memorial Arch of Tilton

The massive Roman arch in New Hampshire that was meant to be a tomb.
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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls nearby tourist trap, Clifton Hill is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
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The taxidermed elephant head that's on display in the main room.
Rochester, New York

The George Eastman Museum

The home, museum, and death site of Kodak's influential founder.
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Stamford, Connecticut

Walker Library of The History of Human Imagination

An Escher-inspired library dedicated to the wonders of the human mind.
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(Flickr/suezsue)
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
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Crabs creeping beneath the obelisk.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
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(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
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New York, New York

Berlin Wall Section

A celebration of capitalism in Midtown.
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