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Carrie Furnaces
Braddock, Pennsylvania

Carrie Furnaces

These disused steel furnaces are now haunting ruins that may one day be a national park.
40.4133, -79.8901
Uncleaned parts of the columns.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mellon Institute Columns

Sections of the iconic limestone columns have been left uncleaned as a reminder of the city's polluted past.
40.4461, -79.9510
Kaufmann's Clock
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kaufmann's Clock

Meet your friends, marry your true love, or tell your enemies to kiss your butt under this historic Pittsburgh timepiece.
40.4395, -79.9982
The original Bicentennial Moon Tree - it died and was cut down in 2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Moon Tree

A clone-tree grows in Washington Square Park sprung from seeds that went to the Moon and back.
39.9476, -75.1518
Washington, D.C.

Arizona Avenue Trestle

The span is crooked and made from two older recycled bridges.
38.9245, -77.1072
Iron rails from the Incline Plane lay discarded, slowly sinking into the earth.
Washington, D.C.

C&O Boat Elevator Ruins

This forgotten boat elevator was an engineering marvel in its heyday.
38.9090, -77.0933
Thousands of bags of chips washed up on Hatteras Island.
Hatteras, North Carolina

Shipwrecked Doritos

The time thousands of bags of chips washed ashore in the Outer Banks is memorialized in a local museum.
35.2063, -75.7043
Late-model Grave Digger on display at the Digger's Dungeon.
Poplar Branch, North Carolina

Grave Digger's Dungeon

The Cadillac Ranch for monster truck aficionados.
36.2854, -75.9198
A herd on the beach.
Corolla, North Carolina

Corolla Wild Horses

One of the best places to see feral Colonial Spanish Mustangs in the United States.
36.3789, -75.8322
The statue seen from the banks of the river.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
40.3583, -76.9298
Engines No. 5 and No. 6 in 2013
Cass, West Virginia

Cass Scenic Railroad

Take a steam-powered ride straight out of the past on this Appalachian rail line.
38.3967, -79.9147
Mystery Hole
Ansted, West Virginia

Mystery Hole

The "mysteries" of this quintessential roadside oddity were almost destroyed by neglect but were saved by fans of kitschy wonder.
38.1240, -81.1411
Gravestones at the British Cemetery .
Ocracoke, North Carolina

British Cemetery of Ocracoke

The North Carolina grounds are leased in perpetuity to the British Commonwealth for as long as the WWII sailors are buried there.
35.1167, -75.9810
War Correspondents Memorial
Jefferson, Maryland

War Correspondents Memorial

One of the only memorials dedicated to journalists who died in combat.
39.4057, -77.6393
Berkeley Springs Castle
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Berkeley Springs Castle

A wealthy widow lived the high life in this Gilded Age country house.
39.6274, -78.2300
Futuro House in Frisco NC
Frisco, North Carolina

Outer Banks Futuro House

The only known Futuro house in North Carolina sits along a stretch of desolate highway on the Outer Banks.  .
35.2488, -75.6087
Aerial view of Meteor Crater
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
Killiansburg Cave, June 2016
Sharpsburg, Maryland

Killiansburg Cave

A cave on the Maryland border where civilians took refuge during the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
39.4588, -77.7961
John Brown's Fort as it appears today
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
39.3230, -77.7296
Grave Creek Mound
Moundsville, West Virginia

Grave Creek Mound

The largest burial mound in the United States holds the remains of prehistoric West Virginians.
39.9166, -80.7433
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Canton Avenue

The steepest street in the US - and possibly in the world - makes an intriguing challenge for cyclists.
40.4105, -80.0301
Staircase of "The Castle"
Wheeling, West Virginia

Mount Wood Castle and Cemetery

This abandoned dream castle and its cemetery look out over the struggling city that once inspired their creation.
40.0804, -80.7223
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
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