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The Mother Church
Boston, Massachusetts

The First Church of Christ, Scientist

This impressive Boston holy house is the American mecca for Christian scientists.
42.3444, -71.0857
Harvard Bridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This simple foot bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
42.3546, -71.0913
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
MIThenge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Infinite Corridor

This nearly endless university hallway is home to a unique sunset known as "MIThenge."
42.3601, -71.0942
Cosmic Moose and Grizzly Bear’s Ville
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cosmic Moose and Grizzly Bear’s Ville

One man's psychedelic fence is painted with his cacophonous folk art musings on the world.
42.3629, -71.1025
Ether Monument. (Wikimedia Commons)
Boston, Massachusetts

Ether Monument

Statue commemorating the use of ether in anesthesia.
42.3548, -71.0714
Boston, Massachusetts

Hood Milk Bottle

Ice cream stand, snack bar, and time capsule of milk conveyance.
42.3517, -71.0502
Boston Tea Kettle
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Kettle

This massive tea kettle was once a promotional stunt for the Oriental Teashop.
42.3593, -71.0592
Canopy on Modica Way.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Modica Way

An alley way dedicated to graffiti and street art is a constantly changing street gallery.
42.3649, -71.1022
Witch Dungeon Museum
Salem, Massachusetts

Witch Dungeon Museum

Experience the hysteria of a 17th century witch hunt through goofy reenactments and wax dummies that should probably be burned at the stake.
42.5226, -70.8972
Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor
Bangor, Maine

Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor

This handsome giant is said to mark the birthplace of the mythical woodsman and even had a cameo in a Stephen King novel.
44.7879, -68.7783
The house with a hedge around it
Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's House

The eccentric mansion of one the most popular horror authors of modern times.
44.8023, -68.7850
The Summit of Mount Washington
Jackson, New Hampshire

Mount Washington

The highest point in the state of New Hampshire, and while unlikely "the worst weather in the world", it sure seems that way to hikers.
44.2710, -71.3055
Clark's Trading Post
Lincoln, New Hampshire

Clark's Trading Post

Come for the gun-toting hillbilly madman, stay for the ice-cream loving basketball bears.
44.0483, -71.6859
American Classic Arcade Museum
Laconia, New Hampshire

American Classic Arcade Museum

The largest arcade museum in the world chronicles the golden age of video games which ended promptly in 1987.
43.6130, -71.4775
The gorilla house from Benson's Wild Animal Farm
Hudson, New Hampshire

Benson's Park

A former zoo turned public park, where visitors can hang out in the old animal cages.
42.7692, -71.4028
Los Angeles, California

Necromance

Medical and Zoological Curiosites for Sale.
34.0833, -118.3468
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha from Bewitched
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
42.5213, -70.8959
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a German father and son.
42.3784, -71.1165
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
42.3382, -71.0989
Boston, Massachusetts

Cocoanut Grove Fire Plaque

A plaque memorializes the Boston location of one of the largest nightclub fires in history.
42.3500, -71.0681
A nice spot to take a break at the North End branch of the Boston Public Library
Boston, Massachusetts

Diorama of Venetian Palace

One woman’s obsession gave birth to this lovely oddity at the Boston Public Library.
42.3640, -71.0550