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Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island

Island where motor vehicles are banned -- home to the only carless highway in the United States.
Staten Island, New York

Tugboat Graveyard

Final resting place of two dozen New York City harbor ships.
Asbury, New Jersey

Asbury Park Casino and Carousel House

Vacant Beaux-Arts buildings that serve as reminders of a beach town’s glory days.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Silverball Museum Arcade

A reservoir of vintage pinball machines and arcade games for the nostalgic and thrill seeking.
Lacey Township, New Jersey

Popcorn Park Zoo

A unusual sanctuary for abused and exotic animals in South Jersey.
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
Cape May, New Jersey

Wreck of the S.S. Atlantus

The rusting remains are visible sticking out of the waters of the Delaware Bay.
Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Tesla Monument in New York

One of many reminders of Tesla's scientific contributions overlooks the falls which inspired him.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
Tulum, Mexico

Angelita Cenote

A flooded Mexican cave that hides a river beneath the water.
Dzitnup, Mexico

Cenote Xkeken

These azure waters were thought to lead to the Mayan Underworld.
Brooklyn, New York

Wyckoff Street Mosaic

Detailed facade of a brownstone in Boerum Hill.
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
New York, New York

Kenka

Make a tough dinner decision: Octopus wasabi roulette or bull penis?
New York, New York

Merchant's House Museum

New York City's only preserved family home from the 19th century.
New York, New York

Lower East Side Toy Company (The Back Room)

Become a prohibition rebel.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan.
New York, New York

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie ice cream.
New York, New York

Dream House

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's "Dream House" will immerse you in an ever changing world of sound and light.
New York, New York

Clock Tower Building

A historic 1890s architectural masterpiece with an iconic clock tower that, once open to the public, now faces an uncertain future.
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.