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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Center for PostNatural History

Mutant vegetables, transgenic mosquitos, and atomic rodents span the walls of this one-of-a-kind museum.
Arlington, Virginia

Reagan National Airport Bird Cannon

The system of air guns are fired off remotely to scare any trespassing avians.
Charlottesville, Virginia

New Dominion Bookshop Rose Garden

Behind the oldest bookstore in Virginia lies a hidden slice of the English countryside.
Fairfax Station, Virginia

Bunny Man Bridge

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

Crozet Tunnel

A railroad tunnel that, upon its completion, was considered one of the engineering marvels of the modern world.
Beaufort, North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort

A maritime museum holding the remains of Blackbeard's pirate ship.
Lake Lure, North Carolina

Lake Lure

Practice your Dirty Dancing lifts in the manmade lake where Johnny Castle himself did.
Sylva, North Carolina

American Museum of the House Cat

This vast kitty-themed collection illustrates the history of human-cat interaction.
Claremont, North Carolina

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge

A historic covered bridge, only one of two remaining in North Carolina.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The Last Shell Oil Clamshell Station

This bright yellow relic is the final survivor of a short burst of seashell-shaped petrol pumps.
Rougemont, North Carolina

Castle Mont Rouge

A sculptor's dream studio turned fantastical ruin.
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
Norfolk, Virginia

Cementiscope

A cement mixer-turned-kaleidoscope in downtown Norfolk offers different views of the city.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Aqueduct Chemical Tower

Every drop of D.C. tap water flows through this old waterworks.
Washington, D.C.

Inaugural Parade Center Line

A line of blue paint marks the route of the inaugural parade.
Washington, D.C.

USNO Master Clock

The most accurate timepiece in the world.
Washington, D.C.

Fort DeRussy

A Civil War fort in the middle of Washington, D.C. has been swallowed by a forest.
Izamal, Mexico

Convento de San Antonio de Padua (Convent of Saint Anthony of Padua)

Its sunny hues are believed to have inspired the town's color palette.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Church of St. Elizabeth

Also known as the Blue Church, the building was consecrated to the daughter of Andrew II.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Slavín

Thousands of slain Soviet soldiers are buried within the shadow of this enormous obelisk.
Vienna, Austria

Flak Towers

Giant WWII fortresses that fired 8,000 rounds a minute, now home to thousands of pigeons.
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Musée Hergé (Hergé Museum)

Tintin's creator is celebrated in an immersive museum that's an astounding work of modern art.
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.