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New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
Yarmouth, Maine

Eartha

The world's largest rotating world.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
New York, New York

Pier 54: The Titanic's Arrival Destination

A dilapidated dock tells the story of Titanic's missed arrival.
Key West, Florida

Truman's Little White House

A historic presidential getaway on the continental United States' southernmost island.
New York, New York

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie ice cream.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
New York, New York

Model Ship Collection at the South Street Seaport Museum

Set sail on a small scale.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Queens, New York

5 Pointz

A graffiti Mecca welcoming artists from around the world.
West Bay, Cayman Islands

Hell, Grand Cayman

Send a postcard while vacationing with Satan.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Colgate Clock

On the Hudson resides one of the largest clocks in the world.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
Newport, Rhode Island

Touro Synagogue

Oldest synagogue in the United States.
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
Del Monte Forest, California

Ghost Trees of Pescadero Point

Haunting and beautiful trees, doomed to die.
Queens, New York

Pulaski Bridge

A drawbridge named for a potentially intersex Polish national who fought alongside George Washington during the American Revolution, and an example of "Pulaski Red".
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.