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Gloucester, Massachusetts

Hammond Castle Museum

An eccentric inventor's castle home with its own indoor weather system.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Kettle

This massive tea kettle was once a promotional stunt for the Oriental Teashop.
San Diego, California

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

The world's largest outdoor organ is played weekly by one of just two civic organists in the U.S.
Cordele, Georgia

Titan I Missile

A real (but thankfully not live) missile stands tall as a monument to the United States military in the small town of Cordele.
Homestead, Florida

Robert Is Here

The sign that drew attention to a young boy's cucumber stand is now the name of his fruit superstore.
Lumpkin, Georgia

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Bad farming practices caused this unnatural natural wonder.
St. Marys, Georgia

Dungeness Ruins

Ruins of the Carnegie family mansion on Cumberland Island.
North Charleston, South Carolina

HL Hunley Submarine

This recently rediscovered Civil War-era submarine was the first to ever sink an enemy ship.
Yemassee, South Carolina

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Despite being burnt down by multiple generals on the march, the ruins of this South Carolina church are still standing strong.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Peace Lines

These barriers stand as stark reminders of Northern Ireland's troubled past.
Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle

The ruins of this medieval castle in Northern Ireland have inspired artists from C.S. Lewis to Led Zeppelin.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Kilkenny, Ireland

Tullaherin Folk Museum and Round Tower

A collection of housewares from recent Irish history adjoined by a tower from ancient Irish history.
Wicklow, Ireland

The Round Tower of Glendalough

This ancient Irish tower could easily have stood in for Rapunzel's prison.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin's Garden of Remembrance

Amidst the bustling streets of Dublin, there is a hushed garden that is dedicated to "All those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom."
Dublin, Ireland

Dublinia

Experience what life was like in Ireland during the Viking and medieval ages.
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Reykjavík, Iceland

South Iceland's Bra Fence

Along this wire fence, travelers have been leaving a particular memento since 2012.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

The walls of America's oldest masonry fort famously "swallowed" cannonballs.
Ormond Beach, Florida

Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins

The ruins of a once-thriving sugarcane plantation that was burned in the Second Seminole War.
Tampa, Florida

Parque Amigos de Jose Marti

A tiny, unassuming park in Tampa that belongs to the Republic of Cuba.