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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

The Barnes Foundation

Dr Barnes' $25 billion private collection of art and arboretum.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Anchorage, Alaska

Neighborhood Airplane Hangars

A suburban street in Anchorage doubles as a runway, and each home has its own airplane hangar.
Wasilla, Alaska

Togo the Wonder Dog

Siberian husky that delivered a life-saving antitoxin.
Palmer, Alaska

Eklutna Tailrace

This popular fishing spot at the outflow of a 4.5-mile long hydroelectric tunnel sports a jetty literally made out of classic cars.
Talkeetna, Alaska

The Cat Mayor of Talkeetna

This Alaskan town appoints the general store's resident feline as honorary mayor.
Tacoma, Washington

Sanford & Son Antiques

This three-story antique market and curiosity emporium claims to be "the largest singly owned antique shop in the Pacific Northwest."
Washington, D.C.

'Ginevra de’ Benci' Portrait

The only Leonardo Da Vinci painting in the Western Hemisphere.
Tacoma, Washington

Spanish Steps

A Roman holiday is closer than you think when you use this 1916 staircase inspired by Rome's Piazza di Spagna.
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Union Station

Tacoma's historic Beaux-Arts train station is now a federal courthouse featuring large-scale glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly.
Tacoma, Washington

Bridge of Glass

A beautiful footbridge with over 2,000 glass sculptures along the walls and ceiling.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pumping Station House

A water pumping station disguised as a residential home to assuage concerned neighbors now tricks most passersby.
New Mexico

Trinity Atomic Bomb Site

Twice a year, visitors can tour the desolate site that birthed the Atomic Age.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Remnants of a storybook amusement park hidden behind a strip mall.
Palmer, Alaska

Independence Mine

This abandoned mine offers a glimpse at what life was like for those who came to Alaska seeking Gold Rush riches.
Palmer, Alaska

Castle House

The only house built with a turret, crenellations, and a moat in Palmer, Alaska.
Anchorage, Alaska

Grandma Olga Statue

Pay homage to a preeminent matriarch, and the native Dena’ina people, at this sculpture installation in Anchorage.
Anchorage, Alaska

Earthquake Park

The now-serene site of the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America.
Anchorage, Alaska

The Seward Highway

Considered by many to be one of the most dangerous highways in Alaska.
Nanjemoy, Maryland

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

The remnants of a wooden-hulled fleet built and abandoned in WWI, now home to a thriving ecosystem.
Alexandria, Virginia

Jackson M. Abbott Wetland Refuge

Dedicated to a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who was also a bird watcher and artist.