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Vina, California

Abbey of New Clairvaux

The long, arduous journey of the stones of the Abbey of New Clairvaux.
Ludlow, California

Ludlow

One of the ghostly stops along Route 66.
Seligman, Arizona

Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In

A classic Route 66 landmark that was built with scrap lumber and is held together with kitsch and puns.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
Jerome, Arizona

Gold King Mine Ghost Town

Once the product of an inexplicable gold strike, this ghost town is now home to one man and his love of classic machines.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Ogallala, Nebraska

Petrified Wood Gallery

A fascinating collection of art made from petrified wood and fossils by two octogenarian twin brothers.
Rochester, Minnesota

Corn Water Tower

This water tower has been a staple of the Rochester skyline since 1931.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plimoth Patuxet

Since 1947, this living history museum has been providing an immersive look at life in Plymouth Colony.
Boston, Massachusetts

New England Holocaust Memorial

Millions of numbers carved in glass represent the tattoos forced upon victims.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
Sutton, Massachusetts

Purgatory Chasm

This evocatively named natural crevasse was created by a torrent of water that smashed right through a granite deposit.
Easton, Massachusetts

Borderland State Park Mansion

The sprawling, eccentric estate of Ames and Ames, a brilliant botanist, and a genius inventor and artist.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Modica Way

An alley way dedicated to graffiti and street art is a constantly changing street gallery.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
Boston, Massachusetts

Calf Pasture Pumping Station

This beautiful architectural gem was the first waste treatment facility in Boston.
Hull, Massachusetts

Georges Island

Civil War Fort on an island in the Boston Harbor.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

National Monument to the Forefathers

Plymouth's huge yet little-known memorial to the Pilgrims.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
Providence, Rhode Island

Crook Point Bascule Bridge

To avoid the demolition costs this abandoned drawbridge was simply left in the up position.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Quincy Quarries

From economic backbone of a community to deadly diving hole, these former stone quarries are now a park for rock climbers and graffiti artists.
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawai'i's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
Dennis, Massachusetts

Scargo Tower

This lakeside tower is the third attempt at getting a tourist destination to stick on the spot.