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The Granite Railway Incline.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Granite Railway Incline

The ruins of one of the first railroads in the U.S. lie hidden within a neighborhood cul-de-sac.
42.2462, -71.0359
Lock 12 Historical Park
Cheshire, Connecticut

Lock 12 Historical Park

This historic park site contains the last remnants of a once bustling canal system.
41.4762, -72.9224
Roman circus of Tarragona.
Tarragona, Spain

Roman Circus and Praetorian Tower

Long tunnels run under the ancient chariot racing circuit to the tower.
41.1161, 1.2570
New England Carousel Museum.
Bristol, Connecticut

New England Carousel Museum

A parade of antique steeds offers a quirky ride through history.
41.6710, -72.9395
Queens, New York

Valencia Movie House

The Vatican of the movie industry turned into an actual church.
40.7069, -73.7944
The Emerson-Bromo Tower at night, lit from within.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bromo-Seltzer Arts Tower

Baltimore's classic clocktower was once topped by a rotating, blue, 20-ton medicine bottle.
39.2877, -76.6207
Spiral staircase - Fort Delaware
Delaware City, Delaware

Fort Delaware

A scenic fort on the harbor protected Philadelphia from an attack that never came.
39.5897, -75.5674
American Clock and Watch Museum.
Bristol, Connecticut

American Clock and Watch Museum

Thousands of American timepieces on display in the former clock-making capital of the country.
41.6796, -72.9407
The lighthouse.
Key Biscayne, Florida

Cape Florida Lighthouse

Located within a historic park, the beacon is the oldest standing structure in Miami.
Sponsored by Visit Florida
The temple complex of Wat Phra Yai from the base of the staircase
Ko Samui, Thailand

Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple)

A dazzling temple featuring a towering 12-meter golden Buddha.
9.5707, 100.0601
Close up of the light bulb
Edison, New Jersey

World’s Largest Light Bulb

A giant light 13 feet high shines near Thomas Edison's old lab.
40.5632, -74.3390
Sleeping steel in the snow
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Hoover-Mason Trestle

The internal railway of one of the biggest steel plants in America has been transformed into a linear park with unique industrial views.
40.6140, -75.3676
Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania

The Sonorous Stones of Ringing Rocks Park

Mysterious rocks that ring musically when struck.
40.5625, -75.1343
Inside the Bryant Park bathroom.
New York, New York

Bryant Park Bathroom

The fanciest public restroom in New York City boasts fresh flowers, art, and a classical music soundtrack.
40.7536, -73.9832
Ready for play
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Frick Park Clay Courts

This historic Pittsburgh tennis complex is a rare example of natural red clay courts.
40.4369, -79.8964
Amelia S. Givin Free Library  Front
Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania

Amelia S. Givin Public Library

This stately 19th century library pushed architectural boundaries at a time when the public library movement was just taking off.
40.1165, -77.1891
The bat roost.
Comfort, Texas

Hygieostatic Bat Roost

This unique tower has been home to malaria-fighting bats for 100 years.
29.9697, -98.9066
Brattle Book Shop.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brattle Book Shop

One of the oldest used bookstores in the U.S. has been selling antiquarian treasures since 1825.
42.3547, -71.0621
Atlantis Books.
Oía, Greece

Atlantis Books

A quirky bookstore hidden beneath a sea of whitewashed Greek villas.
36.4614, 25.3745
The Summit of Mount Washington
Jackson, New Hampshire

Mount Washington

The highest point in the state of New Hampshire, and while unlikely "the worst weather in the world", it sure seems that way to hikers.
44.2710, -71.3055
Hamden, Connecticut

East Rock

Panoramic views of the city of New Haven and the Long Island Sound, with a side of history.
41.3277, -72.9055
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawaii's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
20.8719, -156.6774
The final pool emptying into the ocean
Kula, Hawaii

'Ohe'o Gulch Pools (Seven Sacred Pools)

A series of waterfalls and pools flow through the O'heo Gulch and into the ocean.
20.6634, -156.0424
Wahiawa, Hawaii

World's Largest Plant Maze

Race through the maze, get your name on the sign.
21.5260, -158.0376