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Providence, Rhode Island

Neutaconkanut Hill Park

A virtually untouched "home on the hill" for the flora and fauna of Rhode Island.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
Providence, Rhode Island

Gun Totem

This 3,500 pound obelisk was constructed with more than 1,000 reclaimed guns.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Athenaeum

A 19th century library favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, known by locals as "the Ath."
Providence, Rhode Island

John Hay Library

Books bound in human skin and H. P. Lovecraft's letters are among a few of the treasures this library has to offer.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Biltmore

Rumors of the occult haunt this upscale 1920s hotel.
Providence, Rhode Island

Haven Brothers Diner

From horses to stainless-steel trucks, this iconic Providence burger wagon is one of the oldest mobile diners in the country.
Providence, Rhode Island

Industrial National Bank Building

Rhode Island's tallest building bears a resemblance to the "Daily Planet" building and has been empty for more than five years.
Providence, Rhode Island

Turk's Head Building

The stone sculpture of an Ottoman soldier is an homage to a lost Providence landmark.
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
Providence, Rhode Island

Stephen Harris House

A simple Colonial home with a past haunted by death and madness.
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft House

Last residence of H.P. Lovecraft featured in his story "The Haunter of the Dark."
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Old Slater Mill

The place where Samuel "Slater the Traitor" brought the Industrial Revolution to America.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Modern Diner

The first ever diner included on the National Register of Historic Places is famous for its custard French toast.
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft’s Grave

Final resting place of one of the classic authors of horror literature.
Providence, Rhode Island

Roger Williams Root

The vaguely man-shaped root that ate the body of the founder of Rhode Island.
Providence, Rhode Island

Crook Point Bascule Bridge

To avoid the demolition costs this abandoned drawbridge was simply left in the up position.
Milton, Massachusetts

Great Blue Hill

The hill that gave the Massachusett tribe, and later the state, its name.
Glocester, Rhode Island

Memorial to Betty the Learned Elephant

A plaque marks the spot on the bridge where one of the first elephants in the U.S., Little Bet, was gunned down.
West Warwick, Rhode Island

Station Fire Memorial Park

Only a shrine remains at the site of the catastrophic nightclub inferno that killed 100 Great White fans.
Sutton, Massachusetts

Purgatory Chasm

This evocatively named natural crevasse was created by a torrent of water that smashed right through a granite deposit.
Webster, Massachusetts

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

It's not a typo, now say it five times fast!
Easton, Massachusetts

Borderland State Park Mansion

The sprawling, eccentric estate of Ames and Ames, a brilliant botanist, and a genius inventor and artist.