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Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Wat Mongkoltepmunee

A glittering Thai Buddhist temple in suburban Pennsylvania.
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Horse at Water

This giant disembodied horse head seems to balance impossibly on its nose.
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Haunted Lane

The residents of this ominous-sounding street in Pennsylvania liked its name so much they fought to keep it.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

This Philly landmark has a giant butterfly pavilion, three floors of insect displays, and withstood a $40,000 heist.
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
Washington, D.C.

The Cairo

This unacceptably tall building was the real reason for Washington, D.C.'s skyscraper ban.
Washington, D.C.

Serenity Statue

This poor little statue is the most vandalized memorial in Washington.
Brooklyn, New York

Martense Lane Rock

This seemingly unremarkable boulder is said to bear the hoofprint of the devil himself.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Theatre Fire Memorial

A mass grave for victims of one of the city’s worst fires.
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva Monument

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies.
Brooklyn, New York

Tomb of Secrets at Green-Wood Cemetery

A way to take your secrets to someone else's grave.
Dayton, Ohio

The Avrocar

A real flying saucer, contracted by the U.S. Air Force.
Dayton, Ohio

SAM 26000

You can walk through the first Boeing Air Force One, which famously carried JFK's casket from Dallas back to D.C.
Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania

Phoebe's Little Wax Works

Intricate storybook scenes are tucked inside these shadow boxes, which are tucked inside a library in the Pocono Mountains.
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Baldwin's Book Barn

This might just be the TARDIS of bookstores.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dickens and Little Nell

The oldest of only three existing statues of the great novelist stands in a city he did not care for.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pizza Brain's Museum of Pizza Culture

Enjoy a slice while browsing the world's largest collection of pizza memorabilia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Irish Memorial at Penn's Landing

An Irish Memorial commemorating those who perished due to potato blight.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

A tour de force of a fountain, memorializing a man who loved fountains more than anything else.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

The sounds of the world's largest fully functioning pipe organ dazzle shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy's.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Nerve of Harriet Cole

The meticulously extracted nervous system of a 19th-century cleaning lady who donated her body to science.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!