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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

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

The Paul Revere House

Oldest house in downtown Boston was once the home of Paul Revere.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Avalon, California

Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden

Chewing gum tycoon's memorial lies perched over wife's botanical gardens on Santa Catalina Island.
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
Holbrook, Arizona

The Wigwam Village #6

A motel dedicated to Southwestern nostalgia.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

Multi-storied adobe home continuously inhabited for 1000 years.
Chimayo, New Mexico

El Santuario de Chimayo

This popular pilgrimage site offers a hole filled with holy healing dirt.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Black Hole of Los Alamos

Seller of surplus nuclear research materials.
Los Cerrillos, New Mexico

Madrid Christmas Parade

A ghost town revived by hippies and wanderers throws its own special brand of holiday parade.
Sandia Park, New Mexico

TinkerTown

"I did this all while you were watching TV."
Yarmouth, Maine

Eartha

The world's largest rotating world.
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the union.
Albany, California

Albany Bulb

An "anarchical" no man's land, complete with garbage sculptures and a hobo-run "Landfillian Library."
San Diego, California

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) Themed Taco Shop.
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere.