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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Bube's Brewery & Catacombs

In the bowels of a 19th-century brewery lurks a fine-dining restaurant offering an array of themed feasts.
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Mahoning Drive-In Theater

Featuring the largest CinemaScope screen in Pennsylvania, this drive-in has entertained moviegoers for more than half a century.
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hotel Hershey

This extraordinary Depression-era expenditure was modeled after a postcard of a Mediterranean hotel.
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Jim Thorpe Monument

An Olympic hero stripped of his medals is buried in a town he never visited, which took his name after his death.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster Cemetery

The first of Lancaster's "rural cemeteries."
Ephrata, Pennsylvania

The Ephrata Cloister

What looks like a simple quaint estate in rural Pennsylvania was in the 18th century home to a small monastic community.
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

Hickory Run Boulder Field

A field of nothing but boulders which resembles a giant's gravel driveway.
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Old Jail Museum

This jail which was in service for over a century is now open for curious visitors.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
Archbald, Pennsylvania

Archbald Pothole

It would take 35 firetrucks to fill this enormous glacial pothole.
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Lackawanna Coal Mine

Board a mine car and descend the #190 slope 300 feet underground into the Clark Vein of coal.
Shartlesville, Pennsylvania

Roadside America

An indoor miniature village and labor of love for Laurence Geiringer, a model railroad enthusiast.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Central Market

The oldest farmer's market in America is so ancient it was approved by the King of England.
Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia Ghost Town Church

A mine fire has been burning under the deserted town since 1962, but this church is still going strong.
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Reading Pagoda

A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community.
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre Abandoned Train Station

A train station that was abandoned by the coal industry and was later converted into a cocktail bar.
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Crystal Cave

In which a local geological marvel becomes a quaint roadside attraction.
Allenwood, Pennsylvania

Bunkers of Alvira

Over 100 concrete munitions bunkers are all that remain of a Pennsylvanian village seized by the US government.
Weatherly, Pennsylvania

Eckley Miners' Village

This eerily well-preserved coal-mining town was saved from destruction by a Sean Connery movie.
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Penn Hills Resort

This abandoned Poconos resort is haunted by a history of kitschy romance and a violent fugitive.
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities is home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
Elmira, New York

John W. Jones Museum

A historical home in upstate New York honors the work of John W. Jones, a formerly enslaved man who was a major agent for the Underground Railroad.