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Rye, New Hampshire

Sunken Forests of Rye

Stumps of an Ice Age forest, visible only at low tide.
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.
Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Greasy Pole at Saint Peter's Fiesta

In Gloucester, Massachussets, fishermen celebrate a successful year at sea by charging a lubed pole to capture an Italian flag.
Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world.
Keene, New Hampshire

Parrish Shoes Sign

A recreated sign from the movie Jumanji has become a makeshift tribute to the film's late star.
Washington, D.C.

Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon

The remains of Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, serve as a tool to educate about conservation.
Washington, D.C.

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega

The "lovely red Vega" of the legendary record-settling pilot.
Asheville, North Carolina

Helen's Bridge

This bridge is haunted by the ghost of a distraught mother.
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Complex 34

This abandoned NASA launch site is now a memorial to a trio of astronauts who were killed there.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
Davis, California

Davis Toad Tunnel

Special tunnels built so that frogs won't be killed when crossing the highway.
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft House

Last residence of H.P. Lovecraft featured in his story "The Haunter of the Dark."
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

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

Belcourt Castle

A 60-room castle constructed by a horse-racing heir.
Newport, Rhode Island

Carey Mansion

This Rhode Island mansion was a stand-in for the exteriors of Collinwood in the original "Dark Shadows" series.
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower

Mysterious stone tower featured in many alternative histories of the New World.
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States.
New Haven, Connecticut

Skull and Bones Tomb

The headquarters of the famous Yale society.
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small-town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.