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Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
Boston, Massachusetts

Logan Airport 9/11 Memorial

This small glass cube is a peaceful out-of-the-way sanctuary at the busy airport.
Marblehead, Massachusetts

Herreshoff Castle

This Gothic castle was inspired by Erik the Red's Viking residence at Brattahlid in Greenland.
Salem, Massachusetts

Black Veil Shoppe of Drear & Wonder

Like stepping into a spooky fairy-tale, this shop carries the dark ideas of artists and other makers.
Salem, Massachusetts

Joshua Ward House

This home is steeped in history from, George Washington to George Corwin, High Sheriff during the Salem Witch Trials.
Salem, Massachusetts

Proctor's Ledge

A quiet memorial marks the spot where the victims of the Salem Witch Trials were executed.
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

The only structure left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
New Haven, Connecticut

Skull and Bones Tomb

The headquarters of the famous Yale society.
Orange, Connecticut

PEZ Visitor Center

The world's largest public collection of PEZ memorabilia.
Newport, Rhode Island

The White Horse Tavern

The oldest still-operating tavern in the United States was once owned by a pirate.
Carrabelle, Florida

World's Smallest Police Station

This phone booth-sized municipal building has been a piece of police property for more than half a century.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hotel New York

This hotel was once home to a steamliner company and became the final rest stop for Europeans heading to the New World.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam Historic Harbor

Old ships and machinery fill a historic harbor in the city that's home to Europe's largest port.
Den Burg, Netherlands

The Wadden Sea

Rich with fauna and flora, nature-lovers can walk across the sea at this UNESCO World Heritage spot.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Central Station Bicycle Parking

The world's largest bicycle shelter can hold more than 12,500 bikes.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pizzeria San Marco

Sail in for a ’dam good slice.
Munich, Germany

Lady Bavaria

This massive statue is the personification of Bavaria and the first colossal statue of the modern period composed of bronze.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Resistance Museum

A poignant museum dedicated to the history of the Dutch resistance against Nazi occupation
Hancock, Maine

Pet Sematary Filming Sites

The house and graveyard used in the Stephen King spine-chiller.
Durham, North Carolina

Durham's Hidden Dinosaur

Don't be surprised if you see a long-necked dinosaur peeking out from among the trees in Northgate Park.
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Myers House

One killer horror movie fan has built an exact recreation of Michael Myers' childhood home.
Asheville, North Carolina

Folk Art Center

A wonderful display of arts and crafts handmade by local artisans in the Southern Appalachians.