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Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
47.6510, -122.3473
Vine covered columns activists hope to preserve.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle's Ramps to Nowhere

Activists are fighting to preserve these unfinished highway ramps as a tribute to the citizen revolt that halted their construction decades ago.
47.6401, -122.2938
Mystery Soda Machine
Seattle, Washington

Mystery Soda Machine

An old vending machine serves up unpredictable beverages from its seemingly magical insides.
47.6199, -122.3195
An older Poe marker that predates the square's official dedication
Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe Square

The Boston square dedicated to the dark poet who was born nearby.
42.3523, -71.0673
The Mother Church
Boston, Massachusetts

The First Church of Christ, Scientist

This impressive Boston holy house is the American mecca for Christian scientists.
42.3444, -71.0857
USS Constitution
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

Berthed near the end of the Freedom Trail in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned US Navy warship still afloat.
42.3727, -71.0531
The entryway to the rose garden.
Boston, Massachusetts

Kelleher Rose Garden

Boston's own secret garden, hidden in the heart of the city.
42.3419, -71.0949
Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
42.3555, -71.0698
Cypress Street Playground
Brookline, Massachusetts

Cypress Street Playground

The oldest playground in America.
42.3314, -71.1257
Harvard Bridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This simple foot bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
42.3546, -71.0913
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a German father and son.
42.3784, -71.1165
The world's only Kronosaurus skeleton.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three prestigious academic collections come together to create a world-class natural history museum.
42.3789, -71.1152
Lucy in the Field with Flowers, MOBA's first piece
Somerville, Massachusetts

Museum of Bad Art

Museum dedicated to awful artwork.
42.3967, -71.1231
The Rose Kennedy Rose Garden
Boston, Massachusetts

Rose Kennedy Rose Garden

An easy-to-miss garden in Boston's North End honors the mother of JFK and others who lost children in WWII.
42.3610, -71.0516
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
Rangeley, Maine

The Wilhelm Reich Museum

Former laboratory of radical psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich.
44.9844, -70.7108
The gorilla house from Benson's Wild Animal Farm
Hudson, New Hampshire

Benson's Park

A former zoo turned public park, where visitors can hang out in the old animal cages.
42.7692, -71.4028
Medfield State Hospital
Medfield, Massachusetts

Medfield State Hospital

Unlike other abandoned asylums this empty institution welcomes visitors, just don't go in the buildings.
42.2133, -71.3361
The iron door that currently marks the entrance to the cave
Lynn, Massachusetts

Dungeon Rock

A cave dug by a man directed by ghosts to find pirate treasure.
42.4751, -70.9861
Exiting the Poetry Trail to the house
Franconia, New Hampshire

The Frost Place

A short nature trail winds through the greatest works of poet Robert Frost.
44.2121, -71.7572
Quabbin Reservoir
Ware, Massachusetts

Quabbin Reservoir

The largest body of water in Massachusetts annihilated four small towns just to slake Boston's thirst.
42.3621, -72.3015
The Mariners' Museum Park and Noland Trail
Newport News, Virginia

The Mariner's Museum and Park

The maritime museum that boasts the largest nautical library in the western hemisphere.
37.0552, -76.4900
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

Wild beach ponies who go for a swim each year, and the legend of a buried 18th century ship.
38.2275, -75.1458