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Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler Train Wreck

The remains of a Canadian train crash are now mouldering beneath layers of rust and graffiti.
Britannia Beach, British Columbia

Britannia Mine Museum

From mining complex to industrial exhibition, this museum once played a major part in the X-Files.
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
Thurmond, West Virginia

Thurmond, West Virginia

Once connected to the outside world by a single train track, a boomtown-turned-ghost town.
Ansted, West Virginia

Mystery Hole

The "mysteries" of this quintessential roadside oddity were almost destroyed by neglect but were saved by fans of kitschy wonder.
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.
New York, New York

City Hall Library

An accidentally hidden library containing the ephemeral history of New York.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

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

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Massacre

The American Revolution was galvanized into serious action due to the tragic clash with British soldiers that occurred at this location.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
Key West, Florida

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum

The museum chronicling a treasure hunter's dream, fulfilled.
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Nags Head, North Carolina

Jockey's Ridge

This shifting North Carolina sand dune is an odd little desert surrounded by oceanic forest life.
Riverton, West Virginia

Spruce Knob

Near-constant high winds deform the trees on Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia at 4,683 feet above sea level.
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic home dangles over a Pennsylvania waterfall.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Digital Orca

A pixel art killer whale is frozen mid-leap in this Vancouver square.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Yosemite National Park, California

Horsetail Fall's Fire Fall

The highest fully airborne waterfall in Yosemite, which for a few minutes on a few days each year, turns a luminescent fiery orange.