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Places visited in Pescadero, California
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Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
Jackson, Tennessee

Casey Jones Village

This Tennessee museum is dedicated to a tragic railroad hero who inspired the famous ballad that bears his name.
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour

All you ever needed or wanted to know about America's favorite whiskey, but not a drop to drink.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica makes Nashville the "Athens of the South."
Nashville, Tennessee

Hatch Show Print

At 135 years old and counting, this historic print shop is heaven for poster nerds and music buffs.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
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

Grip the Raven

The taxidermied raven that inspired the Poe poem of the same name.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
Lewistown, Pennsylvania

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

A small granite block at this monument's base is the only part of Lincoln's Tomb outside of Illinois.
Glen Ellen, California

The Wolf House - Jack London State Park

The haunting ruins of Jack London's dream house.
Calistoga, California

California's Old Faithful

California's own majestic geyser is powered by a subterranean volcano.
Napa, California

Monticello Dam Morning Glory Spillway

The largest drain hole in the world.
Davis, California

Eggheads

Seven ceramic sculptures are scattered around this California college campus.
Sacramento, California

Patty Reed's Doll

A tiny survivor of the Donner Party disaster.
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States.
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
Nevada City, California

Malakoff Diggins

The beauty and the beast of hydraulic mining is on full display at this California Historic State Park.
Grass Valley, California

Empire Mine State Park

The Empire Mine is "one of the oldest, largest, deepest, longest and richest gold mines in California."
Grass Valley, California

Old St. Patrick's Cemetery

Established in 1853, this crumbling cemetery sits forgotten on the corner of Church and Chapel in Gold Country.
Grass Valley, California

Mount Saint Mary's Academy

The oldest continuously operating Catholic school west of the Mississippi.
Rough and Ready, California

Rough and Ready

The first U.S. town to secede from the Union, only to vote themselves right back in.
Oroville, California

Cherokee

Home of what was the largest hydraulic mine in the world, producing gold and the first diamonds in the U.S.