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Seattle, Washington

Neukom Vivarium at the Olympic Sculpture Park

A rotting tree in the middle of Seattle doubles as an elaborately controlled art piece.
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Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
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Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania

The Sonorous Stones of Ringing Rocks Park

Mysterious rocks that ring musically when struck.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wagner Free Institute

A rare view of a preserved Victorian science museum.
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SS United States seen from the water
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SS United States

Current docking place of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic ocean liner.
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(Flickr/Frank Kehren)
St. Marys, Georgia

Dungeness Ruins

Ruins of the Carnegie family mansion on Cumberland Island.
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Labyrinth
Tallahassee, Florida

Lichgate on High Road

This fairytale-inspired cottage was created by a university literature professor.
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The proud legacy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
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Aerial view of Pigeon Key, with the partially decimated Overseas Railroad bridge running parallel to the new Seven Mile Bridge.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
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Key West, Florida

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum

The museum chronicling a treasure hunter's dream, fulfilled.
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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.
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Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
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Vizcaya: eastern view from Biscayne Bay. (Wikimedia Commons)
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
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View from the Cape Florida Light.
Key Biscayne, Florida

Stiltsville

Community of collapsing homes more than a mile out from the Florida coast.
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Miami Beach, Florida

The Wolfsonian-FIU

Over 120,000 curious objects that have shaped our modern world.
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Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
28.3038, -81.5742
Lake Helen, Florida

Cassadaga

Town of spiritualists and mediums in Florida.
28.9652, -81.2361
View from the base of the Senator
Longwood, Florida

The Senator

The culprit who accidentally lit this 3,500-year-old tree on fire stated "I can't believe I burned down a tree older than Jesus."
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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.
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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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Masonic Temple of Philadelphia

Huge masonic hall in Philadelphia with lavishly themed rooms.
39.9534, -75.1633