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Milford, Massachusetts

Milford Irish Round Tower

This stone tower in a small town's graveyard looks as though it would be more at home in a fairy tale.
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Dinosaur State Park

The ancient past meets the retro-future at these dinosaur tracks that are protected by a geodesic dome.
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Glacial Lake Hitchcock Sediment Dam

Now home to hardy plants, these sand and gravel dunes once held back a massive prehistoric lake.
Hartford, Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The former home of Samuel Clemens and family remembers the happiest period of the author's life.
Upton, Massachusetts

Upton Chamber

This mysterious artificial cave has long puzzled New Englanders.
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Busta Rhymes Island

One man is on a singular quest to name an island after a famous hip-hop artist.
Glastonbury, Connecticut

Nike Missile Site HA-26

Inside a state forest, the forgotten remains of a Cold War defensive installation.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden

Life-size bronzes of the Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, Sam-I-Am, and the Lorax—and the author himself.
Foster, Rhode Island

Jerimoth Hill

As state high-points-by-elevation go this spot is one of the lowest, but for years it was also the hardest to climb.
Storrs, Connecticut

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry

Celebrating an art form with a collection of puppets from all over the world.
Golden Valley, Arizona

Fish Bowl Spring

A secret fresh water spring for animals and humans alike hidden along the most famous road in the United States.
Griswold, Connecticut

Jewett City Vampires

The graves of a Connecticut family thought to have been plagued by a vampire.
Southbridge, Massachusetts

Optical Heritage Museum

A quirky museum paying tribute to the history of the optical industry.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Windham, Connecticut

Thread City Crossing Bridge

Public outcry led to this bridge's unique character which celebrates a giant frog battle and also sewing.
Pomfret, Connecticut

The Abandoned Village of Bara-Hack

A few stone foundations and an old graveyard are all that is left of this once thriving settlement in the wilds of Connecticut.
Newington, Connecticut

Cedarcrest Hospital

An overgrown and abandoned tuberculosis ward resides in the midst of a quaint modern neighborhood.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Johnsonville Village

This picturesque Victorian ghost town was once a thriving mill community.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Sunrise Resort

An abandoned 146-acre summer resort slowly being reclaimed by nature.
Providence, Rhode Island

Neutaconkanut Hill Park

A virtually untouched "home on the hill" for the flora and fauna of Rhode Island.
Hartford, Connecticut

Abandoned Comet Diner

An iconic steel and chrome diner from the 1940s left empty for nearly 20 years is in danger of being demolished.
Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford Circus Fire Memorial

Memorial to one of the most fatal fires in both circus and U.S. history.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Higgins Armory Museum

Once a private collection, now the only museum of arms and armor in the Western Hemisphere - CLOSED.
Springfield, Massachusetts

The Titanic Museum

Home to the Titanic Historical Society's collection.