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High Point, the Highest Point in New Jersey.
Wantage, New Jersey

High Point Monument

The highest point in New Jersey is marked by a massive, if simply named, obelisk.
41.3209, -74.6616
The Choo Choo sign at night
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
35.0373, -85.3068
Roanoke Star
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
37.2508, -79.9328
John Bartram's garden house.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bartram's Garden

The oldest surviving botanic garden in the United States.
39.9329, -75.2125
Bishopville, South Carolina

Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden

Extraordinary topiary garden built by one man in a small South Carolina town.
34.2058, -80.2710
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
Neverbust Chain
Columbia, South Carolina

Neverbust Chain

This titanic steel chain linking two buildings was installed without permission but instantly beloved.
34.0056, -81.0350
Tunnelvision
Columbia, South Carolina

Tunnelvision

This psychedelic tromp l'oeil seems to be beckoning drivers to crash into a wall.
34.0072, -81.0325
Busted Plug Plaza
Columbia, South Carolina

Busted Plug Plaza

The world's largest fire hydrant is supposedly tornado-proof.
34.0075, -81.0327
Koontz Coffee Pot
Bedford, Pennsylvania

Koontz Coffee Pot

This titanic java kettle is one of the many kitschy landmarks located along America's OTHER famous highway.
40.0190, -78.5039
Dippy the Dinosaur
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dippy the Dinosaur

A model of a dinosaur that was named for Andrew Carnegie stands outside the museum that also bears his name.
40.4434, -79.9499
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
The factory is on the New York and Federal Registers of Historic Places
North Tonawanda, New York

Herschell Carousel Factory Museum

A preserved factory in the "Home of the Carousel" is now a museum dedicated to the classic wooden ride.
43.0298, -78.8731
Ebright Azimuth
Wilmington, Delaware

Ebright Azimuth

The highest point in Delaware is located under a trailer so this marker across the street will have to do.
39.8324, -75.5212
Decoys
Havre de Grace, Maryland

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

The Decoy Capital of the World.
39.5397, -76.0869
The temple from the visitor's center.
Kensington, Maryland

Washington, D.C. Mormon Temple

The tallest Mormon temple in the world soars above the Beltway.
39.0158, -77.0645
The original Bicentennial Moon Tree - it died and was cut down in 2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Moon Tree

A clone-tree grows in Washington Square Park sprung from seeds that went to the Moon and back.
39.9476, -75.1518
The Pagoda
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Reading Pagoda

A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community.
40.3361, -75.9056
Main entrance to the cemetery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mount Moriah Cemetery

An abandoned cemetery lies in ruins as the surrounding forest swallows it whole.
39.9311, -75.2358
Leap-The-Dips
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Leap-The-Dips

Behold the rickety wooden glory of the world's oldest operating roller coaster.
40.4709, -78.3962
Penn's Cave Exit
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

Penn's Cave

Sail through this subterranean show cave that is home to a legend that would go on to name nearly everything around it.
40.8826, -77.6123
Old Jail Museum
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Old Jail Museum

This jail which was in service for over a century is now open for curious visitors.
40.8636, -75.7465
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
40.8042, -76.3409