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Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
Huntsville, Alabama

Pathfinder and the MPTA-ET

It may look like no more than a full-scale model, but every part of this full Space Shuttle stack had a working role in aviation history.
Alexandria, Virginia

Mount Vernon Slave Cemetery

The graveyard holding the remains of George Washington's slaves was forgotten for nearly 200 years.
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."
Oxford, Mississippi

University of Mississippi Marijuana Research Project

This university research project is the U.S. government's weed dealer.
Harvard, Massachusetts

Fruitlands Museum

Utopia and nostalgia mingle at the site of Bronson Alcott's ill-fated agrarian commune.
York, England

Hidden Wonders of York Minster

Semaphore saints, a golden dragon's head, and a stone carved with religious warnings all call this cathedral home.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

The walls of America's oldest masonry fort famously "swallowed" cannonballs.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

A tour de force of a fountain, memorializing a man who loved fountains more than anything else.
Madrid, Spain

Real Jardin Botanico

Over two centuries old and counting, Madrid's massive botanical garden contains one of Europe's only desert environments.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
Leverett, Massachusetts

New England Peace Pagoda

This rare symbol of Eastern philosophy in the West has been created over years of painstaking construction by the local community.
Montague, Massachusetts

The Montague Book Mill

Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Green Animals Topiary Garden

Unicorns, elephants, and bears, oh my!
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
Dennis, Massachusetts

Scargo Tower

This lakeside tower is the third attempt at getting a tourist destination to stick on the spot.
Yarmouth, Massachusetts

The Edward Gorey House

Eclectic collections, artwork, and some feline friends fill the writer's former home.
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard Gingerbread Houses

This candy-colored storybook village originated as a 19th-century Methodist campground.
Sandwich, Massachusetts

Sandwich Boardwalk

Hundreds of personalized inscribed planks make up this historic boardwalk.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plimoth Patuxet

Since 1947, this living history museum has been providing an immersive look at life in Plymouth Colony.
Duxbury, Massachusetts

Myles Standish Burial Ground

It took 275 years and four burials to finally put the Mayflower’s most famous passenger to rest.
Quincy, Massachusetts

First Dunkin' Donuts

This small shop walked so America could run on Dunkin'.