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Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Oxford, Mississippi

Rowan Oak

William Faulkner kept his beloved estate wild and untamed.
Washington, D.C.

The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Those with a sharp eye can find the hidden image of a German Shepherd on the memorial's Mural Wall.
Arlington, Virginia

Headstone-Eating Trees

The rogue roots are gradually consuming some of the historic marble grave markers.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Steps

Decades before the scandal, this staircase on the river was a literal "water gate."
Phoenix, Arizona

Octobass

The massive, incredibly rare instrument is over 11 feet tall with a range so deep it goes lower than humans can hear.
Seattle, Washington

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Allowing humans and fish alike to migrate from freshwater to saltwater and back again.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Graffiti Alley - Ann Arbor

An ever-evolving wall of graffiti art off East Liberty Street.
Newport, Rhode Island

Commodore Matthew Perry Monument

Dedicated to the explorer who opened Japan to the West.
Newport, Rhode Island

Carey Mansion

This Rhode Island mansion was a stand-in for the exteriors of Collinwood in the original "Dark Shadows" series.
Newport, Rhode Island

Belcourt Castle

A 60-room castle constructed by a horse-racing heir.
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Cliff Walk

Three and a half miles of cliffs, rocky beaches, Gilded Age mansions and 40 Steps to nowhere in particular.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Patisserie Chocolate Fountain

Formerly the world's largest, this Willy Wonka-esque contraption runs 24/7.
Cleveland, Ohio

Balto the Sled Dog

The heroic sled dog of the 1925 serum run is preserved in taxidermy.
Cleveland, Ohio

The Percy Skuy Collection on the History of Contraception

Unique collection containing a wide and curious range of contraceptive items.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Observatory

This humble star-gazing center touts itself as the "Birthplace of American Astronomy."
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Washington, D.C.

Albert Einstein Bronze Statue

The beloved statue at the National Academy of Sciences is oh so inviting to sit on.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

West End Overlook

The only way to see Pittsburgh is from the top of this lookout point, just like the ancient members of the native peoples did.
Oxford, Mississippi

University of Mississippi Marijuana Research Project

This university research project is the U.S. government's weed dealer.
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cathedral of Learning

The largest university building in the West is a gothic masterpiece containing dozens of theme rooms based on different countries.
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of the few surviving "Wigwam"-themed motels.
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.