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A model of a three-masted ship.
Baltimore, Maryland

Fell's Point Maritime Museum

A collection of artifacts from Maryland's maritime past.
39.2823, -76.5917
New Orleans, Louisiana

National World War II Museum

Formerly known as National D-Day Museum, this collection commemorates the battle of Normandy and WWII.
29.9430, -90.0704
The building stands almost exactly as it did 200 years ago, inside and out, with expansions for an upstairs cafe and restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
29.9554, -90.0684
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
A collapsed sign
West Palm Beach, Florida

Unit 11 in the Everglades

A failed, un-built suburb that has been going feral for decades.
26.8600, -80.2800
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
47.6216, -122.3481
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
47.6015, -122.3343
A screenshot from the park's Manatee Cam. (Press photo)
Homosassa, Florida

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Meet manatees face-to-face at this zoo for native species.
28.8008, -82.5765
Typical "krewe" during the parade.
Tampa, Florida

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Like Mardi Gras, only everyone's a pirate.
27.9392, -82.4583
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
40.7346, -73.9903
Oyster bar
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
New York, New York

Burger Joint

Slyly buy a shake in the Parker Meridien lobby.
40.7638, -73.9783
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562
The Organ
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
38.6614, -78.4850
(Flickr/A.Currell)
Baltimore, Maryland

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Walk through the history of American pop culture.
39.2836, -76.6197
Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art.
39.2801, -76.6068
Plaque that marks the former hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Site of Edgar Allan Poe's Death

The site where Poe "in great distress, and ... in need of immediate assistance" likely died.
39.2929, -76.5942
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484