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New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Cryptic messages embedded in the New York City sidewalk.
New York, New York

Blockhouse No. 1

This ruined fort hidden at the top of Central Park can't seem to keep from losing its historical plaques.
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes.
Brooklyn, New York

Lindsay for Mayor Billboard

This recently uncovered ad for Lindsay's run at Mayor in 1965 had been hiding for decades underneath a billboard.
St. Petersburg, Florida

World's Largest Shuffleboard Club

The story of a Floridian city as told through an obscure sport for retirees.
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.
Spokane, Washington

Garbage-Eating Goat Statue

This inanimate goat has been helping to clean up the city of Spokane for almost 40 years.
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
New York, New York

New York Herald Monument

There are owls with glowing eyes in Herald Square.
London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

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

Erasmus Hall High School

A Collegiate Gothic quadrangle that surrounds an 18th century secondary school whose financing came from the likes of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, among others.
Brooklyn, New York

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station

Michael Jackson got Bad and Crocodile Dundee walked on heads in this iconic Brooklyn subway station.
Brooklyn, New York

Morbid Anatomy Museum

A museum devoted to bringing to light forgotten or neglected histories through exhibitions, education and public programming.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.