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The golden grasshopper weathervane attracts attention from locals and visitors alike
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
42.3601, -71.0560
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
The echoing X. (Photo via Waymarking.com)
Savannah, Georgia

Rousakis Plaza Echo Square

"X" marks the spot of an echo chamber in the middle of a plaza.
32.0809, -81.0872
Savannah, Georgia

Grave of Corinne Elliot Lawton

This haunting tombstone comes complete with a heartbreaking story of love and loss.
32.0564, -81.0479
One of the "love trees."
St. Augustine, Florida

The Love Trees of St. Augustine

Intertwined, interspecies trees which locals believe can grant boons to lovers.
29.8898, -81.3113
Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

This Spanish fort is made entirely of seashell and concrete.
29.7174, -81.2309
Mina Edison's Moonlight Garden. (Wikimedia Commons)
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
26.6347, -81.8806
Some visiting Amish at a nearby beach, approximately 7 miles away from Pinecraft. Picture is of either Siesta Key, Lido Beach, or Longboat Key.
Sarasota, Florida

Pinecraft

This Florida resort community is where the Amish come to have fun in the sun.
27.3250, -82.4911
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
27.3824, -82.5620
Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
27.7660, -82.6314
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
28.3038, -81.5742
Solomon's Castle
Ona, Florida

Solomon's Castle

Florida castle built with aluminum printing plates.
27.3720, -81.9777
Longaberger's home office.
Newark, Ohio

Longaberger Basket Building

An office built to look like a giant basket.
40.0635, -82.3453
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Lake Wales, Florida

Spook Hill

A haunted hill that supposedly defied gravity.
27.9086, -81.5812
Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky. (Creative Commons)
Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World

Prehistoric animals decorate this popular outdoor park.
37.1358, -85.9830
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
40.7585, -73.9853
Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
48.8584, 2.2945
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum
Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum

Enjoy an overnight at an old haunted B&B site of the Borden family murders.
41.7005, -71.1550
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead."
32.1753, -104.4438
Oyster bar
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
37.2136, -86.1548
Weeki Wachee 60th Anniversary, 2007.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
28.5167, -82.5739
Bok Tower
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
27.9157, -81.5660