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Washington, D.C.

Cuban-American Friendship Urn

The only National Monument ever to go missing for nearly 50 years then resurface in a dump.
Washington, D.C.

Sonny Bono Memorial Park

A small triangle of DC grass is the final resting place of one of Sonny and Cher's songs.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Art Walls

This outdoor gallery of graffiti-covered walls pays homage to the past, present, and possible future of street art.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nipper, the RCA Dog Statue

A monumental statue of RCA's mascot now sits atop a historical society roof after a life of moving around.
Phoenix, Arizona

Curious Nature

In this small Phoenix taxidermy emporium, you can find everything from a squid in a jar to a freeze-dried toad.
Baltimore, Maryland

Ouija 7-Eleven

This simple convenience store sits on the location where the Ouija board was named and has the plaque to prove it.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Book Thing

This free, take-a-book shop seems like a trick but isn't.
Washington, D.C.

East Potomac Park Mini Golf

The country's oldest continually-operated mini golf course lies hidden in plain sight, eclipsed by one of D.C.'s most popular tourist attractions.
New York, New York

Abandoned 18th Street Subway Station

This abandoned subway station can still be seen on regular commuter trips.
Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown PRT

This university transit system is a 1970's vision of the future.
Washington, D.C.

The Brewmaster's Castle

This grand gothic brewery has been pumping out suds for over a hundred years.
New York, New York

Long Lines Building

An uber-secure, windowless tower of doom in the center of Manhattan is an NSA spyscraper.
New York, New York

Keith Haring's 'Once Upon a Time' Bathroom Mural

A masterpiece of LGBT art has been restored in what may now be the most valuable restroom in America.
Big Pool, Maryland

Fort Frederick

A star fort along the C&O Canal in western Maryland that protected America in three wars.
Golden, Colorado

Sculptured House

This iconic science fiction house still looks like something from the future.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Washington, D.C.

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly

Light bulbs, scrap wood, and tinfoil comprise this homemade throne of the gods.
Fairfax Station, Virginia

Bunny Man Bridge

This Virginia railway overpass is said to be haunted by a serial killer in a rabbit costume.
Eglon, West Virginia

Hoye-Crest

The highest point in Maryland is only accessible by hiking through another state.
Philippi, West Virginia

Mummies of Philippi

Two insane asylum bodies embalmed by an amateur.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

TNT Area

Scene of some of the infamous Mothman sightings.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

Nuttallburg

Hikers can still stroll beneath the long conveyer of this abandoned mining facility hidden in a West Virginia river gorge.
Los Angeles, California

Janis Joplin’s Hotel Room

The hotel room where Janis Joplin tragically died has now become a makeshift shrine to the singer.