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Staten Island, New York

The New York City Farm Colony

The haunting, dilapidated remains of a former poorhouse on Staten Island's Greenbelt.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
Belpasso, Italy

Mount Etna

The world's most active stratovolcano is almost always erupting.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Octagon Tower

A former insane asylum despised by Nelly Bly and Charles Dickens is now fashionable apartments.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island AVAC System

On this island, you suck away your garbage via an elaborate pneumatic tube system.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
Hoboken, New Jersey

Sybil's Cave

The remains of a 19th century spring, and the site of an infamous unsolved murder.
New York, New York

Clock Tower Building

A historic 1890s architectural masterpiece with an iconic clock tower that, once open to the public, now faces an uncertain future.
Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via, France

Odeillo Solar Furnace

10,000 mirrors concentrate the sun's rays to generate power for the world's largest solar furnrace.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes.
Chester Township, New Jersey

Telephone Pole Farm

A farm in New Jersey grew a most unusual crop for AT&T's testing purposes.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
New York, New York

Museum of American Finance

Ever wanted the laymen's version of your credit card fine print?
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
Montauk, New York

Camp Hero

A mysterious air force base built to resemble a Long Island fishing village.
Postojna, Slovenia

Postojna Caves

A miniature train-ride through Slovenia's largest cave system.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
Seattle, Washington

Smith Tower Penthouse

42nd story Pyramid shaped penthouse tops Seattle's oldest skyscraper.
Garden Grove, California

Christ Cathedral (Crystal Cathedral)

Megachurch turned Catholic church comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world.
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home.