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Interesting Things at their traveling Museum
New York, New York

The Museum of Interesting Things

A hands-on traveling collection of the innovative devices of yesteryear.
40.7306, -73.9930
Sidewalk Subway Map
New York, New York

Sidewalk Subway Map

Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk.
40.7247, -73.9996
Detail of the Tiffany-designed elevators. Economical cast iron, not bronze!
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
40.7125, -74.0083
An illustration of the tunnel
New York, New York

Site of the Beach Pneumatic Subway

Visit the site of a subway powered by nothing more than air--and lots of it.
40.7130, -74.0065
New York, New York

5 Beekman Street

This beautiful building in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District was empty for decades.
40.7114, -74.0067
New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
40.7107, -74.0137
View of Masstransiscope
Brooklyn, New York

Masstransiscope

Subway Zoetrope.
40.6899, -73.9809
The entranceway.
Brooklyn, New York

House of Wax

Tucked in a nondescript downtown Brooklyn mall is a bar containing a remarkable turn of the century anatomical wax collection last seen in 1920s Berlin.
40.6907, -73.9835
Brooklyn Grange
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms

The world's largest rooftop soil farm.
40.7035, -73.9718
Plymouth Street in Vinegar Hill
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
40.7026, -73.9811
Brooklyn, New York

Pratt Institute Engine Room

Haven for steampunks.
40.6922, -73.9630
Brooklyn, New York

Bushwick Schoolhouse

An 1883 schoolhouse now home to collective of artists.
40.7000, -73.9392
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Greek Temple Monument War Memorial

Memorial built in 1922 in remembrance of WWI casualties.
39.3513, -74.4548
Lucy
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
39.3209, -74.5117
Chemical Heritage Foundation, street view.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Science History Institute

Instruments, apparatus, and rare books all relating to chemistry and its related sciences.
39.9487, -75.1465
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mummers Museum

A museum dedicated to the strange and extravagant costumes and memorabilia of the mummers, a tradition older then Philadelphia itself.
39.9336, -75.1474
Malvern, Pennsylvania

Duffy's Cut

Pennsylvanian mass grave and possibly mass murder.
40.0334, -75.5293
Frick's Lock and the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant
Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Frick's Lock

A modern ghost town whose inhabitants were driven away by nuclear proliferation.
40.2231, -75.5974
The Pagoda
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Reading Pagoda

A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community.
40.3361, -75.9056
Morgantown PRT
Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown PRT

This university transit system is a 1970's vision of the future.
39.6295, -79.9559
The view at night.
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.
40.4448, -80.0370
Randyland, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Randyland

Found art has transformed this Pittsburgh neighborhood into a psychedelic dream.
40.4579, -80.0098
Kaufmann's Clock
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kaufmann's Clock

Meet your friends, marry your true love, or tell your enemies to kiss your butt under this historic Pittsburgh timepiece.
40.4395, -79.9982
Green Belt sign in Emsworth.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Belt System

Color-coded signs direct drivers on a network of routes designed to avoid Pittsburgh traffic.
40.4432, -80.0043