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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Laurel Hill Cemetery

This Philly cemetery is the eternal home of many famous area residents, including Rocky Balboa's wife.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Randyland

Found art has transformed this Pittsburgh neighborhood into a psychedelic dream.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

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

Kinzua Bridge

Once the "Eighth Wonder of the World," this iron railroad bridge was decimated by a tornado.
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Reading Pagoda

A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Goodspeed Opera House

This opera house along the banks of the Connecticut River has two Tony Awards to its credit but it’s never staged a single opera.
New Shoreham, Rhode Island

Southeast Lighthouse

An architecturally unique lighthouse that had to be lifted up and moved to avoid falling in the sea.
Stonington, Connecticut

Connecticut's Severed Arm of Saint Edmund

Saint Edmund's severed arm travels to Connecticut.
Monroe, Connecticut

The Warren's Occult Museum

A collection of haunted artifacts chronicles the career of the world's most famous paranormal investigators.
New Canaan, Connecticut

Glass House

Home of Philip Johnson, one of the 20th century's most influential architects.
South Salem, New York

Wolf Conservation Center

Protecting the future of some of the rarest and most misunderstood mammals of North America.
Danbury, Connecticut

Hearthstone Castle

A castle inspired by medieval architecture is hidden in the woods of Connecticut.
Gilboa, New York

Gilboa Fossils

This Catskills museum preserves stumps from the earliest known fossil forest on Earth.
Washington, Connecticut

Jason's Haunts

New Preston and Kent, Connecticut - where Friday the 13th, Part 2 was filmed.
Tomkins Cove, New York

Bear Mountain Walt Whitman Statue

The poet's been ambling through these New York woods since 1940.
Parksville, New York

Parksville

This Central New York ghost town was once a prosperous railroad community.
Beacon, New York

Old Beacon Hat Mill

A 19th century hat factory still stands as a crumbling ruin in upstate New York.
Red Hook, New York

Mayan Ruins on the Hudson

For over 80 years, Mayan ruins stood proudly in a most unlikely location.
Bangor, Pennsylvania

Columcille Megalith Park

This park contains a number of standing stones meant to heal and inspire.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
Wilmington, Delaware

Museum of Business History and Technology

Hundreds of antiquated typewriters and office machinery show the technological evolution of business.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Shelter House

A "house to which to flee" for settlers in colonial Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant Ants

Ant sculptures march up the side of what used to be an iconic spot in punk rock lore.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

This little-known collection holds everything from "Dracula" notes, to the manuscript of "Ulysses," to the forged works of Shakespeare.