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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Tesla Monument

Niagara Falls holds a special place in Nikola Tesla's history, so they put a statue on it.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Greek Temple Monument War Memorial

Memorial built in 1922 in remembrance of WWI casualties.
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Step inside Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in legends.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Old Man of the Lake

A vertically floating hemlock controls the waves and weather at Crater Lake.
Tombstone, Arizona

The Bird Cage Theater

An old saloon in the West filled with history, and according to some, a few dozen ghosts.
Benson, Arizona

Kartchner Caverns

Limestone caves with spectacular showcase chambers.
Ponce Inlet, Florida

Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

The third tallest lighthouse in America once guided author Stephen Crane to safety.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
Ochopee, Florida

Ochopee Post Office

The smallest post office in the United States is no bigger than a broom closet.
Islamorada, Florida

Betsy the Lobster

This spiny beast guards an artist's village while vying for the title of largest lobster in the world.
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love.
New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Point Udall

A sharply wedged sundial marks the point at which each day in the United States begins.
Culebra, Puerto Rico

The Tanks of Flamenco Beach

Rusting, graffiti-covered tanks litter the beach of this island, once used by the U.S. military for target practice.
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay

The world's brightest bioluminescent bay.
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques Military Bunkers

On a small Puerto Rican island, banks of secret naval bunkers lie abandoned and filled with piles of office equipment.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud (Chapel of the Holy Christ of Health)

This chapel on a cliff is renowned for its healing powers and was founded on the site of a supposed divine intervention.
Isabela, Puerto Rico

Tunel de Guajataca

This former sugarcane transport tunnel is now a portal to a lovely beach.