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Boston, Massachusetts

Madonna, Queen of the Universe

This giant Boston statue of Mary is standing on a globe to show her power over the universe.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Blaschka Glass Flowers

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a father and son.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Graves of Henry and William James

Final resting place of the author who wrote the ghost story "The Turn of the Screw," and his brother, the Harvard doctor and paranormal investigator.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Igor Fokin Memorial Sculpture

Memorial to a beloved puppeteer as well as all street performers.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

O'Reilly Spite House

This is the house that spite built.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three prestigious academic collections come together to create a world-class natural history museum.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

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

MIT Museum: Arthur Ganson

Bouncing, delightful, mechanical art at the MIT Museum.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
Boston, Massachusetts

North End "Peninsula"

What was once a true peninsula has now been filled in, causing the water to recede and leaving many streetside "waterfronts" and landlocked "islands."
Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Stone

A mysterious stone embedded at the base of a historic Boston building.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Kettle

This massive tea kettle was once a promotional stunt for the Oriental Teashop.
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.
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
Yarmouth, Maine

Eartha

The world's largest rotating world.
Waimea, Hawaii

Parker Ranch

This Hawaiian cattle ranch acts as a museum devoted to the island cowboys that predate the wild west.
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Big Island Lava Flow

Watch the newest land on the planet form before your eyes.
Hilo, Hawaii

Kaumana Lava Tubes

Hide from the tourist hordes in these relatively unknown, and unguarded lava caves.
Lyndeborough, New Hampshire

Purgatory Falls

Beautiful natural falls where Satan once ruined a pot of beans.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
New Salem, North Dakota

Salem Sue

The world's largest Holstein cow.
Danvers, Massachusetts

Danvers State Hospital

The inspiration for H.P. Lovecraft's horror stories and Batman's Arkham Asylum is now a condominium complex.