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Stockton, New Jersey

Green Sergeant's Covered Bridge

New Jersey's last historic covered bridge was rebuilt from pieces of the original 19th-century structure.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

Hidden in plain sight on the Hudson River is an abandoned train station where nature has taken over.
Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed inside the Pedestal lobby.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

A pride of the state, this working museum crafts pottery mosaics in the style of Pennsylvania's earliest European settlers.
Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Fluorescent Rocks of Sterling Hill Mine

Hundreds of glow-in-the-dark objects light up a museum in a historic zinc mine.
Waxhaw, North Carolina

The Museum of the Alphabet

Trace the history of writing at this unusual North Carolina destination.
Fallstown, North Carolina

Lake Norman

A Nessie-like monster supposedly lurks in this lake.
Hackensack, New Jersey

USS Ling Submarine

A World War II-era submarine is stuck in the mud in New Jersey.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
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.
Hermitage, Pennsylvania

Avenue of 444 Flags

An American flag was erected for every day that passed during the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
Linesville, Pennsylvania

Linesville Spillway

"Where the ducks walk on fish."
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dippy the Dinosaur

A model of a dinosaur that was named for Andrew Carnegie stands outside the museum that also bears his name.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
Carlstadt, New Jersey

The Meadowlands

Infamous marsh filled with toxic waste, WWII-era London, and dead mobsters galore.
Asbury, New Jersey

Asbury Park Casino and Carousel House

Vacant Beaux-Arts buildings that serve as reminders of a beach town’s glory days.
Morristown, New Jersey

Morris Museum

A world-class collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata.
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.
Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania

Delaware River Viaduct

This huge, disused viaduct is now a crumbling concrete underworld of covered in years of graffiti.
Chester Township, New Jersey

Telephone Pole Farm

A farm in New Jersey grew a most unusual crop for AT&T's testing purposes.
Chester Township, New Jersey

Cooper's Mill

Abandoned grist mill and active sluice on the Black River.
Stanhope, New Jersey

Waterloo Village

Historic town settled in the 19th century because of its convenient location along a popular coal transport route.