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Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

This futuristically sylvan church is a glass-enclosed marvel of modern architecture.
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
Essex, Connecticut

'Turtle' Submarine at Connecticut River Museum

This museum holds a fully-functional replica of the "Turtle," the first American submarine ever built.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Goodspeed Opera House

This opera house along the banks of the Connecticut River has two Tony Awards to its credit but it’s never staged a single opera.
Groton, Connecticut

Submarine Force Museum

The US Navy's only submarine museum is also home to the world's first nuclear submarine.
New Haven, Connecticut

Skull and Bones Tomb

The headquarters of the famous Yale society.
Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world.
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Dinosaur State Park

The ancient past meets the retro-future at these dinosaur tracks that are protected by a geodesic dome.
Bridgeport, Connecticut

P.T. Barnum Museum

A museum designed by and dedicated to P.T. Barnum in the town where he is buried.
Lyme, Connecticut

Gillette Castle

Quirky castle designed by the American actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage.
New Haven, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

While many places make the claim, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger.
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript.
Bronx, New York

Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Gardens

Every year model trains zip through a miniature New York City that's now 150 landmarks strong.
Bronx, New York

Bronx Zoo Bug Carousel

The first and only carousel with a lineup entirely of insects.
Queens, New York

Materials for the Arts

A New York warehouse filled with an enormous amount of goods saved from the landfills and donated for creative use.
Queens, New York

Pulaski Bridge

Named for a Polish national who fought alongside George Washington during the American Revolution, and example of Pulaski Red.
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

A futuristic airport terminal built in the 1960s, abandoned for years, and soon to be reopened as a hotel.
Queens, New York

Panorama of the City of New York

A 9,335 square foot architectural model of the entire city.
Sponsored by NYCgo
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
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.
North Adams, Massachusetts

Gunnar Schonbeck Exhibit

More than 200 unconventional musical instruments that anyone can play.
Richmond, Virginia

Connecticut the Indian

The iconic statue was moved to a new spot overlooking the James river after several years as a mascot for the local baseball team.
Richmond, Virginia

Church Hill Tunnel

Under a playground is a little-known sealed train tunnel that likely contains the bodies of workers trapped by cave-ins.
Richmond, Virginia

Shockoe Hill Cemetery

Within this lovely Richmond cemetery lie the remains of some of Edgar Allan Poe's most beloved family and friends.