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New Haven, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

While many places make the claim, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger.
Piscataway, New Jersey

Cornelius Low House

One of the last-standing and most prominent structures from a long-lost colonial port community.
Highlands, New Jersey

Navesink Twin Lights

These unassuming lighthouses have seen the first reading of the Pledge of Allegiance, the first wireless transmission, and more than one mystery.
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Japanese Giant Spider Crab

This exoskeleton was gifted to Rutgers University by Japan for its role in educating some of the first Japanese citizens to study outside the country.
Oakland, New Jersey

Van Slyke Castle Ruins

The remains of a century-old mansion that met a fiery demise years after it was deserted.
Ashkelon, Israel

Beit Guvrin Caves

These numerous Israeli caves were dug out over hundreds years for reasons ranging from hideouts to burial sites.
Middlefield, Connecticut

Powder Hill Dinosaur Park

This petite park lets visitors see and touch examples of fossilized dinosaur tracks.
New Haven, Connecticut

East Rock Park

Panoramic views of the city of New Haven and the Long Island Sound, with a side of history.
Independence Township, New Jersey

Shades of Death Road

This ominously named New Jersey street seems to be attracting over-the-top legends of its own making.
Hope, New Jersey

Jenny Jump State Forest

Local lore claims this park is named after a young woman who jumped off a cliff.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Asbury Park Casino and Carousel House

Vacant Beaux-Arts buildings that serve as reminders of a beach town’s glory days.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Silverball Museum Arcade

A reservoir of vintage pinball machines and arcade games for the nostalgic and thrill seeking.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

SS Morro Castle Monument

Memorial to the 137 lives lost on a ship fire, the whole hulk of which washed up on the Asbury Park shore.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Madam Marie's Psychic Booth

Marie told fortunes from her small stand on the Boardwalk for decades, including to a young Bruce Springsteen who would busk outside her booth.
West Milford, New Jersey

Jungle Habitat

This disastrous New Jersey safari park saw animal attacks, escapes, and disease before being abandoned.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant Ants

Ant sculptures march up the side of what used to be an iconic spot in punk rock lore.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

A layered tribute to the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

A tour de force of a fountain, memorializing a man who loved fountains more than anything else.
Trenton, New Jersey

Old Barracks Museum

One of New Jersey's oldest surviving buildings still bears the mark of our former British overlords.
Trenton, New Jersey

Dryptosaurus Skeletal Mount

The way these carnivorous dinosaurs are posed is an homage to a classic work of paleoart.
Trenton, New Jersey

Lower Trenton Bridge

This Delaware River bridge is emblazoned with a catty slogan from a more prosperous time.
Allentown, New Jersey

Historic Walnford

Inside Crosswicks Creek Park resides an estate chronicling 200 years of history.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Book Thing

This free, take-a-book shop seems like a trick but isn't.