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Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Art Museum

This local gem houses the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of the U.K.
Newark, Delaware

Iron Hill School No. 112C

This school was designed to support the rebuilding of African American schools around Delaware.
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.
New York, New York

14th Street-Union Square Moving Platforms

The only subway station in the city that still makes use of gap fillers.
New York, New York

Bryant Park Escape Hatch

A commemorative plaque hides a door that leads down to the New York Public Library's underground book bunker.
New York, New York

Ralph Kramden Statue

An homage to Jackie Gleason's bus-driving character from 'The Honeymooners.'
Baltimore, Maryland

'Man/Woman'

Public opinion is still divided on this enormous sculpture in front of Baltimore's Penn Station.
New York, New York

The 'Ghostbusters' Firehouse

Try not to get slimed in Tribeca.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities is home to the remains of Albert Einstein's brain.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
Baltimore, Maryland

Ministry of Brewing

An abandoned church gets a second life as a massive beer hall and event space.
New York, New York

Gay Street

An aptly-named street near the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement.
Havana, Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Once a favorite playground for the world's most illustrious guests, Hotel Nacional's secret weapons and bunkers reveal a more menacing side to its golden history.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop: The Observatory of Chichen Itza, one of the world's oldest observatories, takes astronomy back to basics.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
Cancún, Mexico

Old Airport Control Tower

One of Mexico's youngest major cities still holds on to this structure representing its short modern history.
Cancún, Mexico

El Rey Ruins

A small collection of iguana-infested ruins hides amid Cancún's bustling hotel zone.
Brooklyn, New York

Erie Basin

Compensation for the destruction of a historic shipyard.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Mineral Springs

There are eight natural springs around town, each with a slightly different taste.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

While most of the games in this arcade take quarters, that would have been a small fortune when they were made.
San Francisco, California

Fior D' Italia

America's oldest Italian restaurant is a San Francisco institution.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
North East, Maryland

Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge

The longest-covered bridge in the state of Maryland.