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Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Glasgow Necropolis

"Respectful to the dead, safe and sanitary to the living, dedicated to the Genius of Memory..."
New York, New York

Komodo Dragon Diorama

Here be dragons.
Bronx, New York

North Brother Island

Home to the infamous "Typhoid Mary" and the worst loss of life in New York's history until September 11, 2001.
New York, New York

Leopard Society Garb

Recovered suit of a cannibalistic West African gang.
New York, New York

Indian Rhinoceros Diorama

An eerie diorama that captures the majestic nature of a few prehistoric-looking beasts.
New York, New York

Sambar and Wild Dog Diorama

This taxidermy scene brings the struggle for survival in the Indian jungle to a quiet corner of a Manhattan museum.
New York, New York

Libyan Desert Diorama

This poignant display is now a memorial to these regionally extinct species.
New York, New York

Asiatic Leopard Diorama

One of the most dazzling dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History is also one of the oldest.
New York, New York

Scavenger Taxidermy Diorama

This morbid scene depicts the Darwinian drama of death on the African savannah.
New York, New York

Gorilla Diorama

Creating this diorama spurred naturalist Carl Akeley to begin advocating to protect the apes.
New York, New York

Okapi Taxidermy Diorama

This impressive scene portrays the elusive forest giraffe of Central Africa.
New York, New York

African Elephants Diorama

This magnificent herd of stampeding elephants has been frozen in time for over a century.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
New York, New York

The General Worth Monument

This monument to a veteran of the Mexican-American War is one of only two in Manhattan that serve as an actual mausoleum.
New York, New York

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Sands Point, New York

Execution Rocks Lighthouse

An isolated beacon with a history of grisly murder and a view of some of literature's greatest inspirations.
Keeseville, New York

Ausable Chasm

This sandstone gorge in New York State's Adirondack Mountains is home to waterfalls, flumes, and more.
Baltimore, Maryland

Fort Armistead

An eerie, abandoned military base engulfed by nature and graffiti is now home to a local park.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Cape Charles, Virginia

Kiptopeke's Concrete Fleet

Nine of the very few concrete ships ever made in the U.S. are beautifully decaying off a Virginia pier.
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George Washington's Bathtub

Berkeley Hot Springs presents to you "the only outdoor monument to presidential bathing."
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

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