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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Beth Sholom Congregation

Frank Lloyd Wright built this suburban synagogue late in life, but it stands among his most iconic masterpieces.
Malvern, Pennsylvania

Wharton Esherick Museum

The home and studio of a visionary woodworker now stands as a museum and example of his artistic genius.
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Colonial Theatre

This historic old movie house was the scene of one of the Blob's most iconic attacks.
Norristown, Pennsylvania

American Treasure Tour

Delicate Wurlitzers, creepy clowns, and The Noid all share space in this insane explosion of kitsch history.
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Reading Pagoda

A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community.
Trenton, New Jersey

Lower Trenton Bridge

This Delaware River bridge is emblazoned with a catty slogan from a more prosperous time.
New Hope, Pennsylvania

Boomer

This strange, big-tailed beast became a Pennsylvania town's unofficial mascot.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

Eccentric concrete mansion and museum designed and built by hand from the inside out.
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Mahoning Drive-In Theater

Featuring the largest CinemaScope screen in Pennsylvania, this drive-in has entertained moviegoers for more than half a century.
Kolkata, India

Mud Statues of Kumortuli

The potters' quarter is packed with artists sculpting clay gods with mud from the sacred Ganges river.
Kolkata, India

College Street

The world's largest secondhand book market is a haven for bibliophiles and bargain hunters.
Varanasi, India

Cremation Ghats of Varanasi

Many Hindus make the long pilgrimage to this holy city to have their remains burned on the banks of the Ganges River.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.
Jodhpur, India

Mahila Baag Jhalra

Hidden in the shadow of a rocky fortress is one concubine’s long-forgotten legacy.
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
Jodhpur, India

The Blue City of Jodhpur

Once an indicator of social class, the color blue has come to define this city on the edge of the Thar Desert.
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.
Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.
New Paltz, New York

Huguenot Street

The oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
New Paltz, New York

Mohonk Testimonial Gateway

This stone gatehouse was once the entrance to a historic mountain resort, and it had a cameo in a cheesy cult horror movie.
Accord, New York

Gnome Chomsky

"Gnome Chomsky" was once the largest gnome in the world, but is now simply tall for his kind.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mask and Wig Clubhouse

A curious building honoring past and current members of a historic musical comedy troupe.
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.