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Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Santa Rosa Blue Hole

A clear blue swimming hole that has hidden unexplored caves for over 40 years.
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
Wimberley, Texas

Jacob's Well

A popular swimming hole that hides one of America's most deadly diving spots.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

De Vargas Street House

This southwest-styled home in Santa Fe claims to be the oldest house in America thanks to an ancient bit of foundation.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Sitting in the arguable birthplace of the Wild West, this museum holds the largest collection of bronco busting bric-a-brac in the world.
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army.
Savannah, Georgia

The Paris Market

This quirky curiosity shop takes its cues from the world's bazaars.
Beaufort, South Carolina

Kazoo Museum

This museum gives tribute to the underappreciated "Down-South Submarine."
Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello

Southern Italy's spinning top village.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

America's Oldest Operating Theater

America's oldest existing surgical theater, where you can practically hear the screams.
Hilo, Hawaii

Kaumana Lava Tubes

Hide from Hawaii's tourist hordes in these relatively unknown, and unguarded lava caves.
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Artifacts of whaling, with both its perils and adventure, are housed in this museum in a former candle factory.
Brooklyn, New York

Pratt Institute Engine Room

Haven for steampunks.
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

Batsto Village

This historic New Jersey iron-working village is a ghost town but it looks like it was just built yesterday.
Topeka, Kansas

Truckhenge

These elevated trucks were put in place as a middle finger to The Man, but are now considered folk art.
Saratoga Springs, New York

Petrified Sea Garden

The first evidence of some of the Earth's earliest life was found in this fossilized undersea grotto.
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.