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Pleasantville, Pennsylvania

Pithole City

The site of America's first commercial oil well essentially disappeared after the town went bust.
Meadville, Pennsylvania

PennDOT Road Sign Sculpture Garden

The Pennsylvania landscape depicted by a quarter mile of mosaics made from used road signs.
Wheeling, West Virginia

Mount Wood Castle and Cemetery

This abandoned dream castle and its cemetery look out over the struggling city that once inspired their creation.
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Wharton Iron Furnace

This historic furnace was once used to produce cannonballs during the Civil War.
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Sarris Candies Factory

Nothing says indulgence like a 1,500-pound chocolate castle.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Monroeville Mall

The Pennsylvania shopping center was once the setting for the 1978 film, "Dawn of the Dead."
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Cascade Park

This public space is speckled with the eerie remnants of a defunct amusement park.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Original Puppets from 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

The residents of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe live without much fanfare within the Pittsburgh Children's Museum.
Millvale, Pennsylvania

Mr. Small's Funhouse

A gothic, 18th-century Catholic church converted into an eccentric temple of music and bacchanalia.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cathedral of Learning

The largest university building in the West is a gothic masterpiece containing dozens of theme rooms based on different countries.
Grantsville, Maryland

Casselman River Bridge

This beautiful stone arch bridge wasn't even expected to stand for one day, but people have been crossing it for centuries.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Flood Museum

Memorializing an American tragedy of massive proportions.
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia

Henry Clay Iron Furnace

A well-preserved relic of the industrial age steel and iron works that dotted West Virginia.
Eglon, West Virginia

Our Lady of the Pines

This claimant to the title of "smallest church in the 48 states" doubles as an equally tiny, quasi-post office.
Weirton, West Virginia

Weirton

In an odd geographic anomaly this city borders two different states on opposite sides of town.
Eglon, West Virginia

Hoye-Crest

The highest point in Maryland is only accessible by hiking through another state.
Cleveland, Ohio

Wade Memorial Chapel

Inside the unassuming cemetery chapel is a magnificent stained glass window and mosaics.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, flowers, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Belt System

Color-coded signs direct drivers on a network of routes designed to avoid Pittsburgh traffic.
Lewistown, Pennsylvania

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

A small granite block at this monument's base is the only part of Lincoln's Tomb outside of Illinois.
Donora, Pennsylvania

5th Street Steps

Each step is a mere 4 inches tall, said to be measured by the stride of a woman wearing a hobble skirt.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Brewery Clock

The largest clock face in the United States is twice the size of Big Ben and infinitely more ad-sponsored.
South Park Township, Pennsylvania

Oliver Miller Homestead

A preserved 18th century homestead in Western Pennsylvania marks the spot where the Whiskey Rebellion began.
Mars, Pennsylvania

Mars Flying Saucer

Could it have picked a better place to land?