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New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
40.7542, -73.9881
Coin-Operated Orchestra Machine with Little Men Playing Bells
Wiscasset, Maine

Musical Wonder House

An 18th-century home taken over by antique automatons and musical machines (Closed).
44.0033, -69.6682
Gallorus Oratory
Kerry, Ireland

Gallarus Oratory

This single room has survived the centuries with almost no deterioration.
52.1728, -10.3493
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
53.3440, -6.2567
The descent of the snake god
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
20.6816, -88.5677
A bear in a top hat.
Dover, New Hampshire

Woodman Institute Museum

A museum dedicated to "science, history and the arts" little changed since 1915.
43.1985, -70.8743
Kings Park, New York

Abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Beneath the mossy overgrowth covering this once-sprawling campus lies decades of history and the secrets that come with it.
40.8950, -73.2360
Historical photo of Green Animals, the oldest topiary garden in the United States.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Green Animals Topiary Garden

Unicorns, elephants, and bears, oh my!
41.6055, -71.2707
Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester State Hospital

A spooky and decrepit mental health facility is slowly being replaced with newer digs.
42.2784, -71.7692
The world's only Kronosaurus skeleton.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three prestigious academic collections come together to create a world-class natural history museum.
42.3789, -71.1152
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a German father and son.
42.3784, -71.1165
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mount Auburn Cemetery

This peaceful Massachusetts graveyard was one of the first "garden-style" cemeteries in America.
42.3752, -71.1450
Boston, Massachusetts

The Ether Dome

19th-century operating theatre in which the use of ether was first demonstrated - plus, a skeleton and a mummy!
42.3624, -71.0698
Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
42.3455, -71.0868
Newgrange Passage Tomb Entrance
Meath, Ireland

Newgrange

The ancient tomb acts as a calendar that keeps perfect time.
53.6917, -6.4500
Medb's Cairn
Sligo, Ireland

Medb's Cairn

This 30-foot pile of rocks may be the grave of a mythological Irish queen.
54.2589, -8.5739
Salem, New Hampshire

Mystery Hill: America's Stonehenge

America's oldest archaeological site or a muddled case of wishful thinking.
42.8422, -71.2098
Flanders, New York

Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.
40.9072, -72.6224
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

The Bridge of Flowers

In the village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, a bridge is groomed to bloom beautifully with flowers all summer long.
42.6037, -72.7379
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Glacial Potholes

Over fifty whirling pools left by the glacial age.
42.6037, -72.7381