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Nemour Mansion's Beax-Arts facade.
Wilmington, Delaware

Nemours Estate

This splendid Versailles-inspired mansion has the largest French-style formal gardens in North America.
39.7787, -75.5648
Chinese Parlor in the House of Henry Francis du Pont.
Wilmington, Delaware

Winterthur

A blend of art, antiquities, and Americana fill this museum, surrounded by whimsical, enchanting gardens.
39.8089, -75.6037
Marmore Falls.
Marmore, Italy

Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore Falls)

Romans built the world's tallest artificial waterfall in 271 BC.
42.5501, 12.7174
The Sacred Cod
Boston, Massachusetts

The Sacred Cod

No one messes with the Massachusetts sacred cod, not this time...
42.3588, -71.0638
The strange creature on the Duomo portal
Milan, Italy

Milan's Duomo "Dinosaur"

Milan's duomo is covered in beautiful carving including a curious "dinosaur-like" beast.
45.4637, 9.1917
U.S.S. Albacore
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

U.S.S. Albacore

Once the future of underwater combat, this old sub is now open for visitors to muck around in.
43.0819, -70.7676
The Olana mansion.
Hudson, New York

Olana

The Hudson River School comes alive at this palatial estate.
42.2171, -73.8293
Bash Bish Falls
Mount Washington, Massachusetts

Bash Bish Falls

One of the most scenic falls in Massachusetts has a history of death and grim legend.
42.1148, -73.4929
The Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street in Nantucket.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Maria Mitchell Association

Small island science organization offers public the chance to participate in research.
41.2800, -70.1050
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Hammond Castle Museum

An eccentric inventor's castle home with its own indoor weather system.
42.5860, -70.6926
The view from the bottom of the well.
Orvieto, Italy

Pozzo di San Patrizio

Water and windows define this defensive Italian well.
42.7225, 12.1204
The Mouth of Truth
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
41.8888, 12.4816
Lincoln Square
Bennington, Vermont

Lincoln Square

The Vermont square that inspired Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."
42.9290, -73.2421
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
40.7585, -73.9853
East Lyme, Connecticut

Book Barn

With some 500,000 books across five buildings, this bookstore is a reader's paradise.
41.3218, -72.2082
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
Longwood Gardens.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
39.8712, -75.6747
Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
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.
40.7462, -73.8445
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New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
Manhattan schist
New York, New York

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Long the exclusive domain of birds and vagabonds, this little-known Central Park peninsula is open to the public once more.
40.7665, -73.9750
The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
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.
40.7563, -73.9864
New Yorker Hotel
New York, New York

New Yorker Hotel

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons.
40.7527, -73.9935
Library of the Mount
Lenox, Massachusetts

The Mount

The mansion home of author Edith Wharton.
42.3360, -73.2836
The Florida, MA, mouth of the Hoosac Tunnel.
North Adams, Massachusetts

Hoosac Tunnel

The railroad tunnel nicknamed the "Bloody Pit" for taking the lives of hundreds during its construction.
42.6754, -73.0913