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30-foot-tall 'Eye' sculpture in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
32.7811, -96.7982
Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the few places in Manhattan which still employs a pneumatic system.
40.7533, -73.9823
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
40.7536, -73.9850
The original Winnie the Pooh and Friends
New York, New York

The Real Winnie the Pooh and Pals

The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.
40.7532, -73.9823
The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
40.7563, -73.9864
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
40.7542, -73.9881
Grimy, smokey patch left behind after cleaning
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
40.7528, -73.9772
Oyster bar
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
The Winchester Mystery House.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
37.3189, -121.9506
First Honeybees in California
San Jose, California

First Honey Bees in California

A plaque outside the San Jose airport commemorates the insect's arrival to the West Coast.
37.3665, -121.9262
Olympic Black Power Statue
San Jose, California

Olympic Black Power Statue

A statue commemorating Tommie Smith and John Carlos' brave protest at the 1968 Olympics, a watershed moment for civil rights.
37.3355, -121.8826
The mall's generic appearance today gives little hint of its history.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
37.4156, -121.8994
San Francisco, California

Battery Chamberlin

Guns that have been defending San Francisco since 1904.
37.7940, -122.4827
The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

Housed in a memorial lighthouse, this museum relays the history of surfing, beginning with the antics of royal Hawaiian teenagers.
36.9514, -122.0267
Felton, California

Bigfoot Discovery Museum

Roadside attraction and Bigfoot Museum.
37.0415, -122.0726
Leo and Leona guard the gates
Los Gatos, California

The Cats

A pair of pure white felines guard the entrance to a spot of California real estate established as an artist's haven.
37.2138, -121.9882
Los Angeles, California

Danny's Deli

Authentic gondola hanging from the ceiling, notable mural in the back room.
33.9872, -118.4733
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
37.8076, -122.4262
San Francisco, California

The Stern of the Brigantine Galilee

Once the fastest ship from San Francisco to Tahiti, the Galilee now lays in pieces in three different cities.
37.8073, -122.4298
Big Blue Bug
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
41.8071, -71.4059
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum
Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum

Enjoy an overnight at an old haunted B&B site of the Borden family murders.
41.7005, -71.1550
Education and Youth
Plymouth, Massachusetts

National Monument to the Forefathers

Plymouth's huge yet little-known memorial to the Pilgrims.
41.9601, -70.6758
Monarch Wine Company Ruins, June 2016
Kelleys Island, Ohio

Kelleys Island Winery Ruins

These beautiful wineries were at the center of Lake Erie's "grape belt" back when the Midwest dominated American wine production.
41.6014, -82.7294
Witch Dungeon Museum
Salem, Massachusetts

Witch Dungeon Museum

Experience the hysteria of a 17th century witch hunt through goofy reenactments and wax dummies that should probably be burned at the stake.
42.5226, -70.8972