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Oak Hill, West Virginia

Glen Jean School

An abandoned 1920s school with a mysterious history.
Morgantown, West Virginia

Don Knotts Statue

The actor best known for slapstick comedy is memorialized in his home town.
Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A particularly creepy abandoned hospital that sparks interest for lovers of the supernatural.
Madison, Wisconsin

Picnic Point Beach House

This forgotten beach house built to look like a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece overlooks a hidden beach.
Derby, New York

Graycliff House

This Frank Lloyd Wright summer house was designed along Lake Erie as a retreat for a client's wife.
Wilmington, Illinois

Gemini Giant

This historic Illinois "Muffler Man" has been converted from axe-touting lumberjack to rocket-wielding space ace.
Florence, Kentucky

Florence Y'all Water Tower

After a water tower painting was accused of being an ad, a simple fix was made that gave the city a motto.
Kent, Ohio

Kent State May 4 Visitors Center

This campus museum commemorates a national tragedy.
Saugatuck, Michigan

Seurat at Saugatuck

In this quiet park a rendition of a classic painting graces the outside of a charming restroom.
Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Squire's Castle

Ghost stories surrounded this “castle,” the only structure from a huge mansion that was never built.
Charlestown, Indiana

Rose Island

Ruined pieces of stone and a swimming pool are all that remain of an amusement park swept away by a flood.
Wheeling, West Virginia

Mount Wood Castle and Cemetery

This abandoned dream castle and its cemetery look out over the city that once inspired their creation.
Brooklyn, New York

Deno's Wonder Wheel

One of the most enjoyable bits of history at Coney Island and “the most romantic ride in the world.”
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Cat Sanctuary

The feral felines of Roosevelt Island have a small army of allies and an abandoned hospital all to themselves.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.
Detroit, Michigan

Ernie Harwell Park

This public baseball field is a beloved remainder from of one of the most historic stadiums in the country.
Tonopah, Nevada

The Mizpah Hotel

In the middle of a remote desert town is a surprisingly opulent hotel said to be haunted by the many guests who met their untimely ends there.
Logan, Ohio

The Caves of Hocking Hills State Park

Rare recess caves fill this unbelievably beautiful Ohio park.
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Port Huron, Michigan

Boatnerd Vantage Point

A place for ship-lovers to watch the passage of freighters traversing the Great Lakes while learning about their history.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

These gardens recreate unique and endangered Michigan habitats.
Detroit, Michigan

Murals in the Market

Detroit’s Eastern Market has been transformed into an outdoor museum with colorful murals that address social issues and symbolize the city.
Ishpeming, Michigan

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

A comedy troupe's collection of bizarre humor.
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
Cleveland, Ohio

Grave of Alan Freed

A jukebox headstone marks the grave of the Cleveland disc jockey credited with coining the term “rock 'n' roll."