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Yorklyn, Pennsylvania

Haines Shoe House

An outlandish shoe shaped house built by an eccentric millionaire.
39.9991, -76.6371
The statue seen from the banks of the river.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
40.3583, -76.9298
Outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (ncindc/Flickr)
Washington, D.C.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Largest Roman Catholic church in North America.
38.9335, -77.0007
New Orleans, Louisiana

Storyville

Storyville was New Orleans' historic red light district and hotbed of jazz music, sometimes referred to simply as "The District."
29.9591, -90.0738
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Behind the stone is a glass jar with Civil War mementos and soldiers' names
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.
40.5974, -77.5745
Dinosaurland
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
39.0554, -78.1414
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Inclined Plane

Steepest flood safety railway in the entire world.
40.3254, -78.9289
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Flood Museum

Memorializing an American tragedy of massive proportions.
40.3281, -78.9206
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
39.8112, -77.2247
Horseshoe Curve
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Horseshoe Curve

This dramatic rail curve was once the target of a failed Nazi attack.
40.4982, -78.4858
Catoctin Furnace
Thurmont, Maryland

Catoctin Furnace

A pre-Industrial Age iron furnace that made arms for George Washington’s army.
39.5812, -77.4344
Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh's got two!
40.4393, -80.0182
Monongahela Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The country’s oldest funicular railway has been gliding up and down steepest Pittsburgh for nearly a century and a half.
40.4314, -80.0058
Pine Creek Gorge
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Pine Creek Gorge

This lush forest valley was once mined for lumber to the extent that it was once nicknamed "The Pennsylvania Desert."
41.6963, -77.4547
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
40.8042, -76.3409
Sullivan, Missouri

Meramec Caverns

400 million-year old limestone caverns nestled in the Ozarks served as shelter and a hideout for cultures throughout North American history.
38.2745, -91.1057