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New York, New York

The "Irving House"

Nope, not Washington Irving's house.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
Millville, New Jersey

Fries Mill Ruins

The remains of an old sawmill, gristmill and the surrounding industry dating back to the 18th century.
Vineland, New Jersey

Palace of Depression

This Great Depression-era creation was once known as the strangest house in the world.
Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Fluorescent Rocks of Sterling Hill Mine

Hundreds of glow-in-the-dark objects light up a museum in a historic zinc mine.
Pine Plains, New York

Dutch's Spirits

A distillery built on (and above!) mobster Dutch Schultz's Prohibition-era underground moonshine business.
Chatham, New York

Taconic Sculpture Park

Three acres of mythology-inspired sculptures are visible from the highway.
Red Hook, New York

Historic Village Diner

A nearly 100-year-old dining car in upstate New York embodies the golden age of roadside dining.
Kinderhook, New York

Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse

The schoolhouse where Jesse Merwin, the inspiration for the "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" character, once taught.
Kinderhook, New York

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

At this farm in upstate New York, the former president plotted his reelection campaign.
Hillsdale, New York

Circle Museum

Eight whimsical acres of metal art.
Lee, Massachusetts

Retro Pop Shop

Journey through vintage Americana inside this small Massachusettes's shop.
Lee, Massachusetts

Santarella

Stay at this storybook estate, featuring Sir Henry Hudson Kitson's masterpiece "Gingerbread House."
Lenox, Massachusetts

The Mount

The mansion home of author Edith Wharton.
Sheffield, Massachusetts

Ashley House

The former residence of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, an enslaved African-American woman who successfully sued for her freedom.
Sheffield, Massachusetts

Thom Reed UFO Monument Park

The site of the first "historically true" UFO encounter in the U.S.
Skagway, Alaska

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

A historic freight system that found the true gold rush is in tourism.
Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Bight State Historical Park

This historic collection of Native Alaskan artifacts was resurrected through a partnership between the WPA and tribal artisans.
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of U.S. high points towers over every other peak on the continent.
Boonton Township, New Jersey

Tripod Rock

This massive boulder is either a unique rock formation created by glacial melt or a magic energy vortex.
Alpine, New Jersey

Cliff Dale Manor Ruins

Along the Palisades skyline are the ruins of a large mansion built in 1911 and demolished in the 1930s.
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum.
San Diego, California

Louie Mattar’s Fabulous Car

One man's quest for the ultimate road trip vehicle.