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Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spruce Hill Bird Sanctuary

Hidden behind West Philadelphia rowhomes is a haven for migratory and local bird species both ordinary and rare.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

'We the Youth'

South Philadelphia is home to Keith Haring's only surviving in situ collaborative public mural.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fort Mifflin

This little-known Revolutionary War fort is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of its past.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pizza Brain's Museum of Pizza Culture

Enjoy a slice while browsing the world's largest collection of pizza memorabilia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mummers Museum

A museum dedicated to the strange and extravagant costumes and memorabilia of the mummers, a tradition older than Philadelphia itself.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Grip the Raven

The taxidermied remains of Charles Dickens' pet raven, which helped inspire one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poems.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cave of Kelpius

Where America's first doomsday cult awaited the end of the world.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Tour the dark and beloved poet's former cobwebbed basement, which may have inspired "The Black Cat."
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mount Moriah Cemetery

An abandoned cemetery lies in ruins as the surrounding forest swallows it whole.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

A layered tribute to the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
Alliat, France

Niaux Cave Paintings

Trek into the depths of the cave where 17,000-year-old paintings exist alongside 400-year-old graffiti.
Belmont, New York

Pollywogg Hollër

An off the grid woodland retreat that harkens back to days long forgotten.
Joggins, Nova Scotia

Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Cliffs that hold fossils, including the earliest known reptile, dating back more than 300 million years.
Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick

Hopewell Rocks

Iconic rock formations that allow for exploration during high or low tide.
Buffalo, New York

The Darwin D. Martin House

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest—and favorite—architectural masterpieces was almost lost.
Cooksburg, Pennsylvania

Paved Trail

Locals call this magical moss-covered walkway the "Emerald Path."
Derby, New York

Graycliff House

This Frank Lloyd Wright summer house was designed along Lake Erie as a retreat for a client's wife.
Orchard Park, New York

Eternal Flame Falls at Chestnut Ridge County Park

A natural gas leak provides a flickering flame beneath a waterfall.
Cassadaga, New York

Lily Dale Spiritualist Community

Town full of spiritualists, some of whom are mediums, is still in full swing after 130 years.