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Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Greasy Pole at Saint Peter's Fiesta

In Gloucester, Massachussets, fishermen celebrate a successful year at sea by charging a lubed pole to capture an Italian flag.
Danvers, Massachusetts

Salem Village Witchcraft Victims Memorial

Memorial of the Salem witchcraft hysteria in the town of Danvers, where it all began.
Salem, Massachusetts

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

A collection of full-size movie monsters opened to the public.
Waterbury, Connecticut

Holy Land, U.S.A.

An abandoned, religious-themed amusement park.
Exeter, New Hampshire

Exeter UFO Festival

Annual celebration commemorating the 1965 sighting of strange lights in the town.
Laconia, New Hampshire

American Classic Arcade Museum

The largest arcade museum in the world chronicles the golden age of video games which ended promptly in 1987.
Yarmouth, Maine

Eartha

The world's largest rotating world.
Poland, Maine

Maine State Building

This World's Fair showpiece was built in Chicago, but shipped to Maine.
Rangeley, Maine

The Wilhelm Reich Museum

Former laboratory of radical psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich.
Bangor, Maine

Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor

This handsome giant is said to mark the birthplace of the mythical woodsman and even had a cameo in a Stephen King novel.
Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's House

The eccentric mansion of one the most popular horror authors of modern times.
Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum

Enjoy an overnight at an old haunted B&B site of the Borden family murders.
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Rob Zombie Sign

Welcome sign announcing Haverhill, MA, as the birthplace of horror rocker/artist/director Rob Zombie.
Hudson, New Hampshire

Benson's Park

A former zoo turned public park, where visitors can hang out in the old animal cages.
Salem, New Hampshire

Mystery Hill: America's Stonehenge

America's oldest archaeological site or a muddled case of wishful thinking.
Gilmanton, New Hampshire

Birthplace of H.H. Holmes

Birthplace of America's first documented serial killer.