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Places visited in Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Growing Power

Complex aquaponics systems allow fish and plants to grow in harmony.
43.1199, -87.9816
Entrance to the museum
Fort Meade, Maryland

National Cryptologic Museum

A priceless collection of the Nation's cryptologic history.
39.1117, -76.7711
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
John Brown House, where the root is kept on display
Providence, Rhode Island

Roger Williams Root

The vaguely man-shaped root that ate the body of the founder of Rhode Island.
41.8229, -71.4034
The newly restored Tiffany Dome.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

A massive thing of wonder, this stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
41.8837, -87.6250
Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
41.8925, -87.6313
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
42.5218, -70.8835
Witch Dungeon Museum
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.
42.5226, -70.8972
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
The largest 24-karat gold plated object in existence.
Wadsworth, Illinois

Onan's Gold Pyramid House

A six-story-tall golden pyramid, surrounded by a moat.
42.4135, -87.9411
Central Market
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Central Market

The oldest farmer's market in America is so ancient it was approved by the King of England.
40.0386, -76.3068
Batsto Village
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

Batsto Village

This historic New Jersey iron-working village is a ghost town but it looks like it was just built yesterday.
39.6417, -74.6478
Lincoln Tomb
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
39.8232, -89.6558
St. Charles, Illinois

Al Capone's Hideaway & Steakhouse

A onetime gangsters' hideaway where you can dine on steaks, fine wines, and cigars just like they once did.
41.9679, -88.3075
Charleston, South Carolina

Drayton Hall

Oldest unrestored plantation house in America that is open to the public.
32.8682, -80.0821
Crypts and headstones, 01JUL17.
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army.
32.0762, -81.0906
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
Belcourt's east façade, originally rear of the castle, faces Bellevue Avenue. (Wikimedia Commons)
Newport, Rhode Island

Belcourt Castle

60-room castle constructed by a horse racing heir.
41.4546, -71.3028
The Newport Tower
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower

Mysterious stone tower featured in many alternative histories of the New World.
41.4858, -71.3099
Historical photo of Green Animals, the oldest topiary garden in the United States.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Green Animals Topiary Garden

Unicorns, elephants, and bears, oh my!
41.6055, -71.2707
Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

World's Largest Piece of Copyrighted Artwork.
42.3015, -71.0452
H.P. Lovecraft's last residence
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft House

Last residence of H.P. Lovecraft featured in his story "The Haunter of the Dark."
41.8286, -71.4052
Big Blue Bug
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
41.8071, -71.4059