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Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
New Paltz, New York

Huguenot Street

The oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
Ithaca, New York

Cayuga Nature Center

A six-story treehouse offers spectacular views of New York's Finger Lakes region.
Johnson City, New York

Carousel Capital of the World

The Binghamton area is home to six of the last remaining hand-carved vintage carousels.
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
Syracuse, New York

Upside-Down Traffic Signal

A reversed traffic signal that was once violently misinterpreted as a statement on British-Irish relations.
Fayetteville, New York

Green Lakes State Park

Surprisingly aquamarine waters fill deep lakes formed at the end of the last ice age.
Buffalo, New York

Edward M. Cotter

This vessel is believed to be the oldest operating fireboat in the world.
Buffalo, New York

H. H. Richardson Complex

A beautifully designed asylum, left to deteriorate, gets resurrected as a hotel and art center with a ghost story or two.
College Park, Maryland

'Hand & Owl Tree Carving'

An unusual sculpture, an interesting history, in a strange place, for a good cause.
Cumberland, Maryland

George Washington's Headquarters

This one-room cabin where the young colonel slept during the French and Indian War.
Salisbury, Pennsylvania

Mount Davis

Pennsylvania's highest point is spotted with boulders which were pushed to the surface by nothing but cold.
Oldtown, Maryland

Paw Paw Tunnel

Despite violent work crews and massive delays this abandoned canal tunnel was built to last into the modern day.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Beechview-Seldom Seen Greenway

This secluded walking trail is a hidden gem of a Pittsburgh park.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

West End Overlook

The only way to see Pittsburgh is from the top of this lookout point, just like the ancient members of the native peoples did.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The United States’s oldest funicular railway glides up and down a steep Pittsburgh street.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Grave of Douglas the Confederate Camel

The final resting place of the camel who served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Carrollton, Alabama

Henry Wells' Lightning Portrait

The terrified face of Henry Wells is etched on this garret window.
Britt, Iowa

National Hobo Convention

Largest gathering of hobos in the country has been meeting annually since 1900.
Britt, Iowa

The Hobo Museum

An old town theater converted by modern hoboes into a celebration of the hobo legacy.
Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Saint Simons Island Tree Spirits

Carved faces add a touch of magic to this island's impressive oak trees.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Horton House

Georgia's first brewery is also one of its oldest surviving buildings.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Kunstkamera (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography)

The oldest museum in Russia is home to a fascinating collection of nearly two million anthropological artifacts and anatomical curiosities.
Zhengzhou, China

Shaolin Flying Monks Theatre

A magical work of architecture where a wind turbine enables monks to levitate.