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East Granby, Connecticut

Old Newgate Prison

A former copper mine which became a truly unsuccessful prison.
Warren, Ohio

David Grohl Alley

This alley-cum-fan gallery in the ex-Nirvana drummer's hometown holds the world's largest drumsticks.
Hartford, Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The former home of Samuel Clemens and family remembers the happiest period of the author's life.
New Haven, Connecticut

Ingalls Rink

It looks like a whale, it's part of Yale, and it's best-known by a nickname you can probably work out for yourself.
Deep River, Connecticut

The Grave of XYZ

The mysterious headstone of an unidentified bank robber was seen visited, every year, by a woman in black.
New Haven, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

While many places make the claim, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger.
Hermitage, Pennsylvania

Avenue of 444 Flags

An American flag was erected for every day that passed during the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Forbes Field Wall

A portion of the old Pirates stadium over which a defining home run once flew still stands even after the rest of the stadium was torn down.
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania

Jayne Mansfield Grave

The final resting place of the Hollywood star who came to a tragic end.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Flood Museum

Memorializing an American tragedy of massive proportions.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Arsenal Park

This public park was the site of the largest civilian disaster of the Civil War.
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Thomas Pursell’s Escape Burial Hatch

A retired firefighter created this contraption so he and his family wouldn't die if accidentally buried alive.
Meadville, Pennsylvania

PennDOT Road Sign Sculpture Garden

The Pennsylvania landscape depicted by a quarter mile of mosaics made from used road signs.
Austin, Pennsylvania

Austin Dam

When the Austin Dam failed it destroyed much of Austin...and then it failed again.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Hoover-Mason Trestle

The internal railway of one of the biggest steel plants in America has been transformed into a linear park with unique industrial views.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Canton Avenue

One of the steepest streets in the United States makes an intriguing challenge for cyclists.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Immaculate Reception Monument

This spot memorializes one of the greatest plays in NFL history, unless you happen to be a Raiders fan.
Jamestown, New York

Lucille Ball Memorial Park

Its original statue was deemed so ugly, locals called it “Scary Lucy.”
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Inclined Plane

Steepest flood safety railway in the entire world.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The United States’s oldest funicular railway glides up and down a steep Pittsburgh street.
West Windsor Township, New Jersey

'War of the Worlds' Monument

A bronze monument to the infamous radio broadcast in the real New Jersey town where the fictional Martians crash-landed.
Cambridge, Maryland

Annie Oakley House

Historic home of America's sweetheart sharpshooter, Annie Oakley.
Delmar, Maryland

Transpeninsular Midpoint Marker

The stone marker that Mason and Dixon placed at the eastern end of the famous north-south border they surveyed.
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower

Mysterious stone tower featured in many alternative histories of the New World.