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Moundsville, West Virginia

West Virginia State Penitentiary

Beyond your average beatings and shankings, this pen has a pretty bloody undercurrent running through its history.
39.9175, -80.7432
Moundsville, West Virginia

New Vrindaban Palace of Gold

Despite its lavish ornamentation, and wholesome lifestyle of its devotees, this mountain commune has faced its share of issues.
39.9668, -80.6067
Chapel interior.
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Dog Chapel

Small chapel celebrating the spiritual bond between dogs and humans.
44.4445, -71.9766
Gravestone of a pilot. (Wikimedia Commons)
Barre, Vermont

Hope Cemetery

Large cemetery known as the museum of granite sculpture.
44.2140, -72.4963
Newcomb, New York

Tahawus

An old abandoned mining town in The Adirondacks where Theodore Roosevelt first learned of the shooting of President William McKinley.
44.0631, -74.0623
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
42.6946, -74.4087
Tarrytown, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
41.0899, -73.8621
Salem, New Hampshire

Mystery Hill: America's Stonehenge

America's oldest archaeological site or a muddled case of wishful thinking.
42.8422, -71.2098
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
Rockport, Massachusetts

Paper House

An 80-year-old house built out of newspapers.
42.6745, -70.6299
Helpful hints in stone
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Dogtown & Babson Boulder Trail

A New England ghost town features a trail of boulders etched with intriguing life lessons.
42.6364, -70.6611
Eartha
Yarmouth, Maine

Eartha

The world's largest rotating world.
43.8079, -70.1640
Bedford, Indiana

Bedford Limestone Pyramid

One-layer pyramid in Indiana.
38.9160, -86.5294
Holy Land 2016
Waterbury, Connecticut

Holy Land, U.S.A.

An abandoned, religious-themed amusement park.
41.5493, -73.0298
Groton, Connecticut

Gungywamp

Gungywamp is either an archeologists dream or nightmare, depending on how you look at it.
41.3835, -72.0608
Lyme, Connecticut

Gillette Castle

Quirky castle designed by the American actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage.
41.4224, -72.4285
Lucy
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
39.3209, -74.5117
Monkey on a fence
Lacey Township, New Jersey

Popcorn Park Zoo

A unusual sanctuary for abused and exotic animals in South Jersey.
39.8746, -74.2546
West Windsor Township, New Jersey

"War of the Worlds" Monument

A bronze monument to the infamous "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast in the real New Jersey town where the fictional Martians crash-landed.
40.3132, -74.6055
(Wikimedia Commons)
Stanhope, New Jersey

Waterloo Village

Historic town settled in the 19th century because of its convenient location along a popular coal transport route.
40.9381, -74.7221
Einstein's Brain Slides
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
39.9535, -75.1768
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
39.9673, -75.1737
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
40.8042, -76.3409
Yorklyn, Pennsylvania

Haines Shoe House

An outlandish shoe shaped house built by an eccentric millionaire.
39.9991, -76.6371