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Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
San Antonio, Texas

Bracken Cave

The summer home of the largest colony of bats in the world.
Pecos, New Mexico

Pecos National Historical Park

Despite time, colonization, and the brutal New Mexican heat, these pueblo ruins still stand.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Museum in a century-old building dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Eyrie House Ruins

The walkable ruins of an 19th century hotel, destroyed in a horse cremation gone wrong.
Memphis, Tennessee

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Every day a troupe of pampered water fowl walk the red carpet to their favorite fountain.
Sleepy Hollow, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Rocksprings, Texas

The Devil's Sinkhole

A sacred cavern, 400 feet deep, home to the ancient dead.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
Waco, Texas

Waco Mammoth Site

Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
New York, New York

New York Society Library

New York's oldest and possibly grandest keeper of books.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Ponce de León Hotel

A luxurious 1880s hotel with its fair share of Tiffany stained glass, Edison electricity, and of course, ghosts.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Lechuguilla Cave

A cave's rare beauty held a cavernous secret hidden underground.
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
Ingram, Texas

Stonehenge II

A recreated stonehenge stands in country field, with Easter Island moai heads standing as sentries.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Wupatki National Monument

This historic national park is covered in the stunning ruins of red rock pueblos.
Chicago, Illinois

Rosehill Cemetery

Chicago's largest cemetery is full of beautiful Victorian monuments and more than a few ghost stories.
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.