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New Cumberland, West Virginia

Ken Sinsel's Metal Sculptures

This California artist's front yard acts as a gallery for his unique, scrap metal animal sculptures.
Steubenville, Ohio

Steubenville Steelworkers Memorial

A larger than life statue of a steelworker keeps watch over a closed steel mill.
Weirton, West Virginia

Weirton

In an odd geographic anomaly this city borders two different states on opposite sides of town.
East Liverpool, Ohio

The First Evangelical Presbyterian Church

A storybook church made from a mesmerizing medley of multi-colored stones.
East Liverpool, Ohio

The Starting Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey

After covering almost 1.5 billion acres, the survey's still not finished.
Chester, West Virginia

World's Largest Teapot

First a root beer ad, then a golf course clubhouse, and finally a massive teapot.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Canton Avenue

The steepest street in the US - and possibly in the world - makes an intriguing challenge for cyclists.
Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania

Grave of Andy Warhol

The pop art icon's gravesite is broadcast 24 hours a day on his museum's website.
South Park Township, Pennsylvania

Green Man's Tunnel

One man's real life disfigurement inspired a lasting local legend surrounding an eerie tunnel.
Donora, Pennsylvania

5th Street Steps

Each step is a mere 4 inches tall, said to be measured by the stride of a woman wearing a hobble skirt.
New Haven, West Virginia

Philip Sporn Mine

This abandoned mine and power plant was built atop land once given to Revolutionary War soldiers.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

TNT Area

These rows of World War II-era bunkers were the scene of some of the infamous Mothman sightings.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Point Pleasant Battlefield Memorial

The site of the one and only battle of Lord Dunmore's War.
Gallipolis, Ohio

Silver Bridge Disaster Memorial

The failure of one component toppled this entire bridge during rush hour.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Charleston, West Virginia

Grave of Thomas Bullitt

A lone grave is quietly tucked away in Kanawha Riflemen's Memorial Park.
Charleston, West Virginia

'Power'

Thousands of tiny squares in different colors make up this piece of street art.
Charleston, West Virginia

Mortar Man

This tiny man looms large over downtown Charleston.
Oak Hill, West Virginia

Glen Jean School

An abandoned 1920s school with a mysterious history.
Thurmond, West Virginia

Thurmond, West Virginia

Once connected to the outside world by a single train track, a boomtown-turned-ghost town.
Oak Hill, West Virginia

Hank Williams Death Monument

A humble plaque marks the site where the country music legend was found dead in his Cadillac.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
Waverly, West Virginia

Mountwood Park

Once home to a booming 19th-century oil town, the park now houses a World War II submarine memorial complete with a torpedo.
Little Hocking, Ohio

Route 50 Tombstone

In the middle of an abandoned stretch of old Route 50 lies a tombstone that weighs three tons.