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Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown PRT

This university transit system is a 1970's vision of the future.
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Jumonville Glen

The site of the little-known Pennsylvania battle that sparked the Seven Years' War.
Hermitage, Pennsylvania

Avenue of 444 Flags

An American flag was erected for every day that passed during the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
East Liverpool, Ohio

The Starting Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey

After covering almost 1.5 billion acres, the survey's still not finished.
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Fraley's Robot Repair

A retrofuturistic art installation in the Pittsburgh Airport.
Mars, Pennsylvania

Mars Flying Saucer

Could it have picked a better place to land?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Belt System

Color-coded signs direct drivers on a network of routes designed to avoid Pittsburgh traffic.
Millvale, Pennsylvania

Mr. Small's Funhouse

An 18th-century Catholic church converted into an eccentric temple of music and bacchanalia.
Yarmouth, Massachusetts

The Edward Gorey House

Eclectic collections, artwork, and some feline friends fill the writer's former home.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cathedral of Learning

The largest university building in the West is a gothic masterpiece containing dozens of theme rooms based on different countries.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mellon Institute Columns

Sections of the iconic limestone columns have been left uncleaned as a reminder of the city's polluted past.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Burlesque Hall of Fame

This institution collects the history of burlesque dancing with a titillating collection of ephemera and pasties.
Braddock, Pennsylvania

Carrie Furnaces

These disused steel furnaces are now haunting ruins that may one day be a national park.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Frankie's Tiki Room

The best Tiki bar in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Neon Boneyard

The neon signs from Las Vegas' past find their final resting place at this unusual graveyard.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Liquors

Back in 1952, you could get a mushroom cloud chaser with your atomic cocktail.
Plano, Illinois

The Farnsworth House

Tour the luxe "glass cage" that inspired and unnerved the architecture world upon its debut.
Batavia, Illinois

Fermilab

World's second largest particle accelerator, where nature reveals its secrets.
Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time Festival

Largest tulip festival in America, includes fireworks, a parade, and a carnival.
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94.