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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Old Adam Scheidt Plant

This forgotten building was one of the few Philadelphia-area breweries to survive Prohibition.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sparks Shot Tower

One of the oldest of its kind.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

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

Foucault Pendulum at the Franklin Institute

A daily replay of the experiment that proved the rotation of the Earth.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

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

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Moon Tree

A clone-tree grows in Washington Square Park sprung from seeds that went to the Moon and back.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Philadelphia boasts one of the best — and most often overlooked — traditional Japanese gardens in North America.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cave of Kelpius

Where America's first doomsday cult awaited the end of the world.
New York, New York

The Mulberry Bend

During the 19th century, you could pay for violence off a prix fixe menu on this Manhattan street.
New York, New York

Spring Street Salt Shed

This simple Manhattan salt house is artfully shaped... well, like a giant granule of salt.
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

Explorers Club Headquarters

A treasure trove of artifacts, books, and artwork from the "golden age" of exploration.
New York, New York

Dream House

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's "Dream House" will immerse you in an ever changing world of sound and light.
New York, New York

The Jane Hotel

This historic building housed the surviving crew members of the Titanic, who were left destitute after the wreck.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

Ghostbusters Firehouse

Don't get slimed in Tribeca.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Science History Institute

Instruments, apparatus, and rare books all relating to chemistry and its related sciences.
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

Bartram's Garden

The oldest surviving botanic garden in the United States.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Dover, Delaware

Miles the Monster

The Dover International Speedway is home to a towering, concrete-skinned, racecar-hungry behemoth.