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Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville Y-Bridge

A favorite of Amelia Earhart, ranking among those rare bridges that can be crossed without changing sides of the river.
Powell, Ohio

Leatherlips Monument

A monument to a Native American leader who was known for never breaking a promise and met his end after signing a deal with white settlers.
Springfield, Ohio

Hartman Rock Garden

A miniature world of concrete and stone in Springfield, Ohio.
Dublin, Ohio

Cornhenge

The inventor of a number of hybrid corn species is immortalized with a field of giant corn.
Hinckley, Ohio

Worden's Ledges

Faces carved into the cliffs create an otherworldly walking trail.
Pine Swamp, Pennsylvania

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

A well-preserved example of an early industrial operation in the northeastern United States.
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Archie's Corner

These ruins of an octagonal stone school that was later used as an A.U.M.P. church exemplify a popular school design from the 1830s.
Catawissa, Pennsylvania

The Catawissa Caged Graves

These hooded graves are the only of their kind in the United States.
Kecksburg, Pennsylvania

Space Acorn

Pennsylvania's own Roswell-style UFO mystery.
Hillsborough Township, New Jersey

Doris Duke's Pet Cemetery

A billionaire heiress' menagerie of animals were lovingly laid to rest on the grounds of her former estate.
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Christian Sanderson Museum

An unusual and eclectic collection of local historical memorabilia.
Ephrata, Pennsylvania

The Ephrata Cloister

What looks like a simple quaint estate in rural Pennsylvania was in the 18th century home to a small monastic community.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The 'Dowager Empress' Crystal Ball

The world's third-largest crystal sphere has sat in the Penn Museum since 1927 with the exception of one outlandish theft.
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Old Jail Museum

This jail which was in service for over a century is now open for curious visitors.
Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Site of the Rhoads Opera House Fire

The site of a tragedy in 1908 that claimed the lives of 171 people and changed fire safety laws across the state.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

National Museum of Industrial History

A former plant in one of the hubs of U.S. steelmaking has been turned into this museum celebrating the history of American industry.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Bethlehem)

A tribute to those that perished during the American Revolution.
York, England

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
Orkney, Scotland

Maeshowe

Thanks to both terrific preservation and historic vandalism this ancient site is known as the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney."
Ilkley, England

Ilkley Moor

This strange moor has a song written about it, Bronze Age carvings, and an alien sighting.
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headdresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.
Oxfordshire, England

Uffington White Horse

The granddaddy of English geoglyphs dates back to the late Bronze Age.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.