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Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia Ghost Town Church

A mine fire has been burning under the deserted town since 1962, but this church is still going strong.
Rochester, New York

The George Eastman Museum

The home, museum, and death site of Kodak's influential founder.
Corning, New York

Corning Museum of Glass

Dedicated to the art and science of glass in equal measure, this space is as much laboratory as museum.
Chatham, New York

Taconic Sculpture Park

Three acres of mythology-inspired sculptures visible from the highway.
Rochester, New York

The National Toy Hall of Fame

A collection of the best toys ever made, The National Toy Hall of Fame is filled with kids, fun, and for some reason, a bird preserve.
Rochester, New York

National Center for the History of Electronic Games

Comprehensive gaming collection of over 20,000 electronic games and consoles.
Rochester, New York

House of Guitars

The largest guitar store in the world has been visited by some of music's all-time greats passing through upstate New York.
Ithaca, New York

Sagan Planet Walk

Pluto is still considered a planet in Ithaca, New York.
Ithaca, New York

Six Mile Creek

Gorgeous waterfalls and a watermill slowly being reclaimed by nature.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Green Animals Topiary Garden

Unicorns, elephants, and bears, oh my!
Savannah, Georgia

The Bonaventure Jogger

An eerie smiling woman looms above the granite tombstones.
Thurmont, Maryland

Catoctin Furnace

A pre-Industrial Age iron furnace that made arms for George Washington’s army.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

The Southeast's oldest living organism.
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army.
Aberdeen, Washington

Sucher & Sons Star Wars Shop & Kurt Cobain Memorabilia & Info Center

Novelty shop is as much an eyeful as its name is a mouthful to say, with over 3,000 unique items for sale.
Elma, Washington

Satsop Nuclear Power Plant

From overly ambitious (and eventually abandoned) atomic dream to bustling office park.
Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees.
Forks, Washington

Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees.
Montreal, Québec

Habitat 67

This 1967 experiment in modular architecture was designed to be a new model for urban living.
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.