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New York, New York

James Farley Post Office Museum

A grand New York post office that is home to mailman Santas, scraps of postal history, and a pneumatic mail system.
New York, New York

Houdini Museum

Hidden in an ordinary Midtown building is a one-room museum dedicated to the greatest escape artist.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
Carlstadt, New Jersey

The Meadowlands

Infamous marsh filled with toxic waste, World War II-era London rubble, and dead mobsters galore.
Stanhope, New Jersey

Waterloo Village

Historic town settled in the 19th century because of its convenient location along a popular coal transport route.
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

This once-grand marvel of engineering is now 41 miles of scenic hiking trail.
Hartsdale, New York

Hartsdale Pet Cemetery

The first pet cemetery in the United States.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
Berlin, Germany

Badeschiff

Floating swimming pool within a moored vessel.
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Step inside Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
Yonkers, New York

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

An abandoned horticulture institute gloomily presides over rows of derelict and vine-wrought greenhouses.
Grangemouth, Scotland

The Kelpies

The heads of two giant mythological water horses honor Scotland's horselord past.