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Charles Wilson Peale, "Self Portrait of the Artist in His Museum," 1822
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charles Willson Peale's Museum

The first natural history museum in the United States.
40.0398, -75.1458
The Grand Court and Organ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world.
39.9514, -75.1621
Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

This little-known collection holds everything from Dracula notes to the forged works of Shakespeare.
39.9474, -75.1747
The Brooklyn Visitation Monastery
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Visitation Monastery

A working monastery hidden away in Brooklyn once abutted the location of a former inebriate's home.
40.6213, -74.0358
Cape May, New Jersey

Wreck of the S.S. Atlantus

The rusting remains are visible sticking out of the waters of the Delaware Bay.
38.9444, -74.9719
Bunker at Cape May Point. (Andriy Boychuk)
Cape May, New Jersey

Bunker At Cape May Point

World War II bunker still standing on the New Jersey beach.
38.9328, -74.9608
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Laurel Hill Cemetery

This Philly cemetery is the eternal home of many famous area residents, including Rocky Balboa's wife.
40.0042, -75.1876
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
39.9429, -75.1593
"The Dream Garden" by Tiffany
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tiffany Glass Mural "The Dream Garden"

Mural made of 100,000 pieces of hand blown glass, and until recently, the largest glass mural in the US.
39.9478, -75.1512
Einstein's Brain Slides
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
39.9535, -75.1768
The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden

Golden and naked, the figure that was once the highest point in New York is all that remains of the second Madison Square Garden.
39.9656, -75.1810
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
39.9673, -75.1737
Camac Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Camac Street

The last of Philadelphia's wood-paved streets is now a landmark of terrible engineering.
39.9487, -75.1614
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
32.2412, -97.8087
Springfield, Missouri

Fantastic Caverns

The show pony of cave systems, Fantastic Caverns manages to live up to its name.
37.2878, -93.3591
Kansas City, Missouri

SubTropolis

The "World's Largest Underground Business Complex," a 55,000,000-square-foot city underneath Missouri.
39.1612, -94.4762
Comanche's final resting place: on display at the University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Comanche, Survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Lone survivor from Custer's Last Stand forever preserved.
38.9545, -95.2515
Playtower in 2010
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Playtower

A whimsical tower inspired by the space age and the Mobius strip.
36.7521, -95.9148
Woolaroc Lodge.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Woolaroc

An oil baron's wild paradise and the winner of an ill-fated air race.
36.6444, -96.0974
The World's Largest Pistachio
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
32.9927, -105.9930
Brookville, Kansas

Mushroom Rock State Park

Curious rock formations in a tiny Kansas state park.
38.7215, -98.0271
Lindsborg, Kansas

Coronado Heights Castle

Marking the spot where a conquistador gave up his search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold.
38.6134, -97.7030
Rock City and its spherical stones.
Minneapolis, Kansas

Rock City

A landscape of massive spherical boulders are the main attraction in this Kansas State Park.
39.0909, -97.7356
The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
40.7422, -73.9866