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New York, New York

The Double Check Businessman

This anonymous businessman sculpted in bronze became an enduring memorial after 9/11, and had been mistaken by rescue workers for a survivor in the rubble.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Wheatland

The home of possibly the least-loved U.S. president stands as a sort of unpopular Monticello.
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Bahnhof Eismeer (Eismeer Railroad Station)

The second-highest train station in Europe.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Foucault Pendulum at the Franklin Institute

A daily replay of the experiment that proved the rotation of the Earth.
Irvington, New York

The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

This fancifully decorated Victorian home in New York’s Hudson Valley is the only known fully domed octagonal residence in the United States.
West Point, New York

Mausoleum of Egbert Ludovicus Viele

The Brigadier General was so afraid of being buried alive that he had a buzzer installed in his mausoleum, just in case he woke up.
Staten Island, New York

Todt Hill

The highest natural point in New York City and all of the Atlantic coastal plain.
Lititz, Pennsylvania

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Don't get it twisted: This is the oldest pretzel bakery in the United States.
Auburn, Massachusetts

Goddard Rocket Launching Site

A small obelisk commemorates the launch site of the world's first liquid-fueled rocket.
Queens, New York

Ridgewood Reservoir

This former water source for the City of Brooklyn is now a thriving natural wetland.
Contoocook, New Hampshire

Contoocook Railroad Covered Bridge

The oldest covered railroad bridge still standing in the United States.
Concord, New Hampshire

Haunted Margaritas

This location of a Mexican chain restaurant has a unique location: an old jail.
Concord, New Hampshire

Dress Worn by U.S. President Franklin Pierce

The dress young Pierce wore prior to his breeching ceremony in the early 1800s is now on display for all to see.
Concord, New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone

Carved, egg-shaped stone with no explanation.
Verona, Italy

House of Romeo

Not far from the more famous House of Juliet, visitors will find the supposed residence of her lover.
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Bell Laboratories Transistor Water Tower

This water tower commemorates the invention of the transistor on this site in 1947.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

National Museum of Industrial History

A former plant in one of the hubs of U.S. steelmaking has been turned into this museum celebrating the history of American industry.
Montague, Massachusetts

The Montague Book Mill

Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.
Clermont, Florida

The Citrus Tower

An icon among Florida's pre-Disney tourist attractions.
Windsor, Connecticut

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum

More than a century of radio history is told in these displays.
East Granby, Connecticut

Old Newgate Prison

A former copper mine which became a truly unsuccessful prison.
Hamden, Connecticut

Sleeping Giant Observation Tower

Amazing views of Long Island Sound can be seen from this mountaintop tower.
Hunter, New York

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church

This stave church nestled in the Catskills was built in the 1960s by a community of Ukrainian immigrants and refugees.