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Pasadena, California

The Raymond Theater

From silent movie theater to rock &roll palace and beyond.
Pasadena, California

Kendall Alley

A cobblestone alley with an interesting past.
Pasadena, California

Gold Bug

Contemporary art inspired by natural history and science drawing on ancient techniques in a modern world.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Piazza d'Italia

A unique post-modern public space in the middle of the Warehouse District in New Orleans.
Germantown, Maryland

Earthoid Water Tank

The whole world in one water tank.
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
Columbus, Ohio

Garden of Constants

This whimsical campus lawn is dotted with large sculpted numbers and hidden mathematical formulas.
Healdsburg, California

Hand Fan Museum

This collection of hand fans doubles as a history of femininity.
Healdsburg, California

Coyote

A huge work of Burning Man-inspired outsider art on the grounds of a California winery.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Bell Laboratories Transistor Water Tower

This water tower commemorates the invention of the transistor on this site in 1947.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Karl Jansky Monument

A monument commemorating the discoverer of radio astronomy.
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Holmdel Horn Antenna

Where the embers of the Big Bang were first detected.
Cleveland, Ohio

Cuyahoga Jack-Knife Bridge #464

An abandoned, rusty old relic of railroad history stands at attention over the Cuyahoga River.
Breezewood, Pennsylvania

Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

An abandoned stretch of highway, deteriorating next to the operational one.
East Cleveland, Ohio

Warner and Swasey Observatory

This lovely university observatory continues to sit abandoned since its potential savior was sent to jail for fraud.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

The Haserot Angel

The angel of death appears to weep black tears at this grave marker.
Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Site of Alice's Restaurant

You can get anything you want at the former site of the restaurant immortalized by Arlo Guthrie.
Lee, Massachusetts

Santarella

Stay at this storybook estate, featuring Sir Henry Hudson Kitson's masterpiece "Gingerbread House."
North Bethesda, Maryland

Josiah Henson Museum & Park

The location where the famed author and abolitionist began his journey to freedom.
Natural Bridge, Virginia

Hidden J.R.R. Tolkien Quote

Lines from a walking song are etched into a rock in Natural Bridge State Park.
Afton, Virginia

Crozet Tunnel

A railroad tunnel that, upon its completion, was considered one of the engineering marvels of the modern world.
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Native Americans surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
Austin, Texas

Air Conditioned Village

This unassuming North Austin neighborhood was built to test the novel idea of home air conditioning.