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View of Shanghai and the Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
31.2420, 121.4950
Jiuquan, China

Crescent Lake

A lush desert oasis in the shape of a narrow crescent.
40.1421, 94.6620
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968
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
Grey Towers
Milford, Pennsylvania

Grey Towers

One of the U.S. Forest Service's only mansions is outfitted with a dinner table for floating food.
41.3275, -74.8208
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

This once-grand marvel of engineering is now 41 miles of scenic hiking trail.
41.0117, -73.8767
Webster, Massachusetts

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

It's not a typo, now say it five times fast!
42.0409, -71.8438
Arthur Ganson's work on display at the MIT Museum. (Press Photo)
Cambridge, Massachusetts

MIT Museum: Arthur Ganson

Bouncing, delightful, mechanical art at the MIT Museum.
42.3618, -71.0977
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
44.3529, -72.7402
The Overlook Mountain House looming out of the forest.
Woodstock, New York

Overlook Mountain House Ruins

A once grand hotel is being retaken by the wilderness it once capitalized on.
42.0849, -74.0997
Jenny Jump State Forest
Frelinghuysen, New Jersey

Jenny Jump State Forest

This oddly-appellated state forest is said to take its name from an unfortunate young woman's unsuccessful suicide attempt.
40.9128, -74.9229
The sluice leading to the mill wheel leaks profusely, creating an ice cave underneath the scaffolding from around December to February. (Joel Simpson/Atlas Obscura)
Chester Township, New Jersey

Cooper's Mill

Abandoned grist mill and active sluice on the Black River.
40.7852, -74.6960
The Deserted Village of Feltville
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

The Deserted Village of Feltville

This tiny New Jersey village has lived many lives but seems determined to remain a ghost town.
40.6818, -74.3874
Old Barracks
Trenton, New Jersey

Old Barracks Museum

One of New Jersey's oldest surviving buildings still bears the mark of our former British overlords.
40.2199, -74.7687
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wagner Free Institute

A rare view of a preserved Victorian science museum.
39.9809, -75.1624
Chemical Heritage Foundation, street view.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Science History Institute

Instruments, apparatus, and rare books all relating to chemistry and its related sciences.
39.9487, -75.1465
Tripod Rock
Boonton Township, New Jersey

Tripod Rock

This massive boulder is either a unique rock formation created by glacial melt or a magic energy vortex.
40.9519, -74.3919
Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania

The Sonorous Stones of Ringing Rocks Park

Mysterious rocks that ring musically when struck.
40.5625, -75.1343
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
40.7346, -73.9903
New York, New York

MoMath - The Museum of Mathematics

A Pythagorean funhouse that tries, successfully, to prove that math is the coolest thing ever.
40.7432, -73.9874
Morristown, New Jersey

Morris Museum

A world-class collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata.
40.7959, -74.4487
Chester Township, New Jersey

Telephone Pole Farm

A farm in New Jersey grew a most unusual crop for AT&T's testing purposes.
40.7940, -74.6682
Northlandz valley. (leff/Flickr)
Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz

The world's largest model railroad is a mind-boggling achievement.
40.5169, -74.8191