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Takoma Park, Maryland

Roscoe the Rooster

The rooster who crossed the road lives on forever in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Church Brew Works

A restored Pittsburgh house of God has been converted to a marvelous house of suds.
Austin, Pennsylvania

Austin Dam

When the Austin Dam failed it destroyed much of Austin...and then it failed again.
Bradford, Pennsylvania

Zippo/Case Museum

This collection honors the iconic, and proudly American lighter that just won't quit.
Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania

Kinzua Bridge

Once the "Eighth Wonder of the World," this iron railroad bridge was decimated by a tornado.
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Bube's Brewery & Catacombs

In the bowels of a 19th-century brewery lurks a fine-dining restaurant offering an array of themed feasts.
Belchertown, Massachusetts

Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded

This decrepit abandoned building is made all the more eerie by its dark history.
Ware, Massachusetts

Quabbin Reservoir

The largest body of water in Massachusetts annihilated four small towns just to slake Boston's thirst.
Montague, Massachusetts

The Montague Book Mill

Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
White Post, Virginia

The White Post

An eponymous directional signpost erected by the first president of the United States.
Arlington, Virginia

Deep Throat Parking Garage

Parking garage where Bob Woodward met Watergate source "Deep Throat."
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave, whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Middletown, Maryland

The (First) Washington Monument

Built by the patriotic residents of Boonsboro in a single day.
Bishopville, South Carolina

Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden

One man's extraordinary topiary garden in a small South Carolina town.
Cambridge, Maryland

Bucktown Village Store

This 1830s store is believed to be the site of Harriet Tubman's first stand.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under one of Seattle's oldest bridges.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
Hurricane, Utah

Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel

A tunnel with windows, so you don't miss out on the impressive views.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fiume

A tiny, unmarked beer and whiskey bar above an Ethiopian restaurant in West Philly fails to conceal live bluegrass.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

A layered tribute to the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.