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A view of Opus 40 from the eastern edge of the quarry
Saugerties, New York

Opus 40

One man's swirling six-acre monument of stone.
42.0507, -74.0317
Uncle Sam Wilson
Troy, New York

Grave of Uncle Sam

The original Uncle Sam was actually a New York meatpacker who is buried under this historic grave.
42.7644, -73.6669
Haines Falls, New York

Kaaterskill Falls and the Bayard of Dogs

A stunning, two-tiered waterfall made famous by poets, artists and the legend of a ghost dog.
42.1924, -74.0699
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
40.7281, -73.9948
The Joel Lane House in downtown Raleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina

Joel Lane House Museum

Eighteenth century house of the mysterious "Father of Raleigh."
35.7791, -78.6508
Petrified Sea Garden
Saratoga Springs, New York

Petrified Sea Garden

The first evidence of some of the Earth's earliest life was found in this fossilized undersea grotto.
43.0831, -73.7846
The CIA Museum is located in the George Bush Center for Intelligence
McLean, Virginia

CIA Museum

This collection of artifacts from the history of the CIA is as secretive as the organization itself.
38.9522, -77.1445
Abandoned Virginia Renaissance Faire
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Abandoned Virginia Renaissance Faire

The remains of a failed attempt at medieval nerdery are hidden deep in the woods of Virginia.
38.2599, -77.3859
Egyptian Building west facade
Richmond, Virginia

Egyptian Building

A convincing little bit of ancient Egypt smack dab in Richmond, Virginia.
37.5391, -77.4293
James River Park Pipeline Walkway
Richmond, Virginia

James River Park Pipeline Walkway

Heron, whitewater rapids, and urban industrialism all add to the beauty of this concrete nature walk.
37.5329, -77.4377
Staunton, Virginia

American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse

The only recreation of William Shakespeare's indoor playhouse.
38.1495, -79.0705
Lee Chapel
Lexington, Virginia

Lee Chapel

This “shrine of the south” packs a controversial historical punch.
37.7874, -79.4419
Swannanoa Mansion
Lyndhurst, Virginia

Swannanoa Mansion

This historic mansion was built as a symbol of love between a husband and wife.
38.0281, -78.8689
Sign for the Monroe Insitute
Faber, Virginia

The Monroe Institute

Take an otherworldly journey in a school dedicated to out-of-body experiences.
37.8600, -78.8304
Steve Heller's Fabulous Furniture (and Sculpture Garden)
Boiceville, New York

Steve Heller's Fabulous Furniture (and Sculpture Garden)

Homemade rockets, dinosaurs, and robots make this New York small business much more than a furniture store.
41.9974, -74.2644
Homeless Jesus.
Davidson, North Carolina

Homeless Jesus

The first statue of Christ sleeping on a bench in the United States confused its affluent parish.
35.4936, -80.8322
Kershaw, South Carolina

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Granite outcropping that the state's tourism bureau doesn't promote because of its delicate ecosystem.
34.6680, -80.5270
Claremont, North Carolina

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge

A historic covered bridge, possibly the last of its kind in the United States.
35.7215, -81.1153
Soviet main battle tank
Danville, Virginia

AAF Tank Museum

This sprawling museum holds one man's giant collection of real tanks.
36.6432, -79.3824
oddest display in the place.  I'm not sure what random sports memorabilia has to do with Christianity or Jesus.
Southern Pines, North Carolina

Creation Museum, Taxidermy Hall of Fame, and Antique Tool Museum

A curious blend of taxidermy, antique tools, creationism, and a purported antediluvian rock.
35.1746, -79.3914
Castle Mont Rouge
Rougemont, North Carolina

Castle Mont Rouge

A sculptor's dream studio turned fantastical ruin.
36.2397, -78.9130
Duke Lemur Center
Durham, North Carolina

Duke Lemur Center

This research center for rare prosimians is studying how they sleep to help prolong human life.
35.9993, -78.9640
Mount Tremper, New York

Kaatskill Kaleidoscope

The world's largest kaleidoscope, designed by a 1960s psychedelic artist.
42.0441, -74.2836
The Buttonball Tree
Sunderland, Massachusetts

The Buttonball Tree

This giant Massachusetts sycamore is said to hold the dubious distinction of being the "widest tree East of the Mississippi!"
42.4688, -72.5784