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Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City's First Slot Machine

Amazingly, this old machine within the Resorts Casino still functions.
Vineland, New Jersey

Palace of Depression

This Great Depression-era creation was once known as the strangest house in the world.
Linwood, New Jersey

Clara Glen Pet Cemetery

This quaint New Jersey graveyard is an eternal resting place for thousands of beloved pets.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Moon Tree

A clone-tree grows in Washington Square Park sprung from seeds that went to the Moon and back.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tiffany Glass Mural "The Dream Garden"

Mural made of 100,000 pieces of hand blown glass, and until recently, the largest glass mural in the US.
Hardwick, New Jersey

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco

This Boy Scout retreat acted as Friday the 13th's original Camp Crystal Lake.
Matawan, New Jersey

Site of the New Jersey Shark Attacks of 1916

The creek where a shark wreaked terror upon New Jersey, and served as the inspiration for "Jaws."
Long Branch, New Jersey

Garfield Tea House

A small structure built from used railroad ties honors the short term of America's 20th president.
Highlands, New Jersey

Navesink Twin Lights

These unassuming lighthouses have seen the first reading of the Pledge of Allegiance, the first wireless transmission, and more than one mystery.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cave of Kelpius

Where America's first doomsday cult awaited the end of the world.
Haddonfield, New Jersey

Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site

The first partially complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered here, forever changing the world's view of the ruling reptiles.
Kinderhook, New York

Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse

The schoolhouse where Jesse Merwin, the inspiration for the "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" character, once taught.
Kinderhook, New York

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

At this farm in upstate New York, the former president plotted his reelection campaign.
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
Troy, New York

Grave of Uncle Sam

The original Uncle Sam was actually a New York meatpacker who is buried under this historic grave.
Bennington, Vermont

Lincoln Square

The Vermont square that inspired Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."
North Bennington, Vermont

Jennings Hall

The building that inspired Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House."
Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles Times Bombing Memorial

This grand memorial remembers the 20 members of the Los Angeles Times killed when the office was bombed.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
Watertown, Massachusetts

Julia Ward Howe's Grave

The final resting place of a suffragist author.
Sevierville, Tennessee

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

While knives are the main feature in this store, visitors will also find dinosaur bones and meteorites.
Buffalo, New York

Ely S. Parker's Grave

An unprepossessing stone marks the last resting place of one of the most accomplished Native Americans in history.
River Vale, New Jersey

Stern Plate of the USS Enterprise

The only remaining piece of hull of the most decorated US ship of WWII is this giant name plate.
White Post, Virginia

The White Post

An eponymous directional signpost erected by the first president of the United States.