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Western Hemisphere on the Earthoid
Germantown, Maryland

Earthoid Water Tank

The whole world in one water tank.
39.1847, -77.2496
Glen Echo trolley car.
Bethesda, Maryland

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891.
38.9664, -77.1381
One of the original torpedoes is still on display.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space.
38.8049, -77.0398
Statue of George Washington
Alexandria, Virginia

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

This stately building in Alexandria, Virginia was built by Freemasons to honor one of their most famous members.
38.8075, -77.0659
Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh's got two!
40.4393, -80.0182
Monongahela Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The country’s oldest funicular railway has been gliding up and down steepest Pittsburgh for nearly a century and a half.
40.4314, -80.0058
Catoctin Furnace
Thurmont, Maryland

Catoctin Furnace

A pre-Industrial Age iron furnace that made arms for George Washington’s army.
39.5812, -77.4344
Hickory Run Boulder Field
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

Hickory Run Boulder Field

A field of nothing but boulders which resembles a giant's gravel driveway.
41.0361, -75.6839
Espionage Tools
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
38.8969, -77.0235
Washington, D.C.

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega

The "lovely red Vega" of the legendary record-settling pilot.
38.8879, -77.0200
Renwick 17th street side
Washington, D.C.

Renwick Gallery

The first purpose-built art gallery in the United States is once again open as a center of craft arts.
38.8990, -77.0391
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Lackawanna Coal Mine

Board a mine car and descend the #190 slope 300 feet underground into the Clark Vein of coal.
41.4167, -75.7124
The Big Pit winding tower.
Torfaen, Wales

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Go deep down into the earth to experience the world of Welsh coal miners.
51.7719, -3.1063
East Molesey, England

Hampton Court Maze

England's oldest surviving hedge maze has been confusing visitors for over 300 years.
51.3985, -0.3494
Avebury
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
51.4280, -1.8538
Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle.
51.1288, 1.3234
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
39.8112, -77.2247
Frederick, Maryland

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

A Civil War Museum with some notable medical antiques.
39.4139, -77.4094
Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
42.3455, -71.0868
Washington, D.C.

Owney the Postal Dog

The traveling postal dog covered 48 states and more than 140,000 miles in his lifetime, and lives on as taxidermy patched up with a rabbits foot and a pigs ear.
38.8981, -77.0082
Young Skeletons
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln.
39.0087, -77.0531
Entrance to the museum
Fort Meade, Maryland

National Cryptologic Museum

A priceless collection of the Nation's cryptologic history.
39.1117, -76.7711
Hull, Massachusetts

Georges Island

Civil War Fort on an island in the Boston Harbor.
42.3200, -70.9287
1546 illustration of the Mary Rose
Portsmouth, England

Mary Rose Museum

Hauled from the water's depths, Henry VIII's flagship is preserved in this capsule-shaped museum.
50.7989, -1.1076