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Kingston, New York

Four Corners

The only intersection in America where the buildings on all four corners were built pre-Revolutionary War.
Rosendale, New York

Widow Jane Mine

This old cement mine has been used as everything from a mushroom farm to a recording studio.
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans at Hagia Sophia

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

A bronze statue on a downtown corner honors Minneapolis's favorite career gal.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Scarpetta House

A model home in the Medical Examiner's Office in which grisly death scenes are staged to train forensic investigators.
Nashville, Tennessee

United Record Pressing

When Motown musicians came to Nashville in the 1960s they stayed at this historic record press, because hotels wouldn't host them.
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Native Americans surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Center for PostNatural History

Mutant vegetables, transgenic mosquitos, and atomic rodents span the walls of this one-of-a-kind museum.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

St. Anthony's Chapel

This church in Pittsburgh is home to the largest collection of religious relics in North America.
Louisville, Kentucky

Shrine of Saints Magnus and Bonosa

The only building in Louisville (hopefully) that contains two ancient holy skeletons.
Cincinnati, Ohio

American Sign Museum

Where beautiful signs live on forever.
Crossville, Tennessee

Minister's Tree House

Treehouse built because of divine inspiration.
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Lost Sea

Enormous lake at the bottom of a unique cave system.
Nashville, Tennessee

Hatch Show Print

At 135 years old and counting, this historic print shop is heaven for poster nerds and music buffs.
Afton, Virginia

Crozet Tunnel

A railroad tunnel that, upon its completion, was considered one of the engineering marvels of the modern world.
Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia’s Hidden Chemical Hearth

Hidden for 165 years inside a building designed by Thomas Jefferson are the remains of what may be America's first educational chemistry lab.
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Raven Room

Edgar Allan Poe's old dorm is now a shrine to the author's legacy.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Eighteen miniature death-scene dioramas.
Baltimore, Maryland

National Museum of Dentistry

George Washington's dentures and Queen Victoria's dental instruments are in the nation’s official museum of the dental profession.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Athenaeum

A 19th century library favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, known by locals as "the Ath."
Montreal, Québec

Farine Five Roses Sign

Two thirds of this Montreal neon icon has survived to flash another day.
Thomaston, Maine

Maine State Prison Showroom

Trinkets and toys lovingly handmade by maximum security prisoners.