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Harvard, Massachusetts

Harvard Shaker Lollipop Graveyard

This historic cemetery is filled with markers that look more like candy than was likely intended.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed

The proud hometown of an American legend has honored their favorite son with what seems to be a gravestone.
Keene, New Hampshire

Parrish Shoes Sign

A recreated sign from the movie Jumanji has become a makeshift tribute to the film's late star.
Concord, Massachusetts

Walden Pond

"the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well . . . The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges."
Sandwich, Massachusetts

Sandwich Glass Museum

This delicate museum is devoted to the art and industry that once supported Cape Cod's oldest town.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cosmic Moose and Grizzly Bear’s Ville

One man's psychedelic fence is painted with his cacophonous folk art musings on the world.
Hull, Massachusetts

Georges Island

Civil War Fort on an island in the Boston Harbor.
Boston, Massachusetts

Exchange Place Staircase to Nowhere

The remnants of a Gilded Age elegance preserved in the middle of a stark modern tower.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Great Spring

A tiny plaque marks the location of the water source that facilitated the birth of modern-day Boston.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Quincy Quarries

From economic backbone of a community to deadly diving hole, these former stone quarries are now a park for rock climbers and graffiti artists.
Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

World's Largest Piece of Copyrighted Artwork.
Winthrop, Massachusetts

Deer Island Nipmuc Memorial

The site of the tragic isolation of Nipmuc Native Americans left to perish in King Philip's War.
Winthrop, Massachusetts

Deer Island Treatment Plant

Second largest wastewater treatment plant in the country.
Hull, Massachusetts

The Murder Holes of Fort Warren

Civil War-era Fort designed to withstand invasion and attack, with tricky traps called "murder holes."
Hull, Massachusetts

Classic WWII Chapel

Last church of this militaristic WWII style.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Spectacle Island Sea Glass Beaches

Trash escaped from a landfill to fill beaches with all kinds of treasure.
Winthrop, Massachusetts

Nix's Mate

A daybeacon pyramid is about all that's left of this island that is said to have sunk due to a pirate's curse.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Drumlins and Tombolos of Spectacle Island

Hill-like structures formed by glaciers and sandy spits of land.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Spectacle Island

Solar powered Spectacle Island features all-green facilities.
Boston, Massachusetts

Potato Shed Memorial

Sacks of potatoes, made of cast stone, mark where the iconic potato sheds once stood along the river.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pooh's House

This tiny, painted door at the base of a tree stump has been a fixture of the Harvard University campus for decades.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Mµseum - The Tiny Museum

The self-proclaimed world's smallest museum, located next to a Massachusetts sandwich chain.
Dublin, Ireland

The Little Museum of Dublin

More than 5,000 artifacts donated by the people of the city, plus a room entirely devoted to the band U2.
Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Mount Monadnock

Known as one of the most climbed mountains in the world, this barren peak is permanently bald thanks to an anti-wolf fire.