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New York, New York

Cole Porter's Piano

A famous songsmith's custom piano, dubbed "High Society," is hidden just out of sight in one of New York's finest hotels.
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Jim Thorpe Monument

An Olympic hero stripped of his medals is buried in a town he never visited, which took his name after his death.
New York, New York

Berlin Wall Section

A celebration of capitalism in Midtown.
New York, New York

Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
New York, New York

Plaque of Nikola Tesla on Radio Wave Building

The former hotel where Tesla invented the radio.
New York, New York

The Remnants of Tin Pan Alley

The one-time epicenter of American songwriting is now a little remembered Manhattan commercial block.
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home.
New York, New York

The Secret Entrance to the Knickerbocker Hotel

An unassuming secret door once led to a legendary watering hole.
New York, New York

The "Irving House"

Nope, not Washington Irving's house.
New York, New York

The Ramble Cave

Hidden in Central Park's Ramble is a troublesome cave buried just beneath the surface.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

The longest continuous underwater road in North America was built at the insistence of Franklin Roosevelt.
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Cryptic messages embedded in the New York City sidewalk.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

Tammany Hall

The notorious headquarters of a corrupt political machine.
New York, New York

The Players

A posh members-only club with a literally dramatic history.
Cheshire, Connecticut

Lock 12 Historical Park

This historic park site contains the last remnants of a once bustling canal system.
Graniteville, Vermont

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

Tour the world's largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry, where you can view the plant where gravestones are made and roll a ball down the outdoor granite bowling alley.
Paris, France

Foucault's Pendulum

19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Geneva, Switzerland

Treille Promenade

One of the longest wooden benches in the world snakes around Geneva's Treille Promenade.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.