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The bridge through trees
Seneca Falls, New York

Bridge Street Bridge

A suicide attempt on this bridge helped inspire the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life."
42.9089, -76.8006
Kingston, New York

The Dollhouse

An abandoned dollhouse factory.
41.9708, -74.0734
Kingston, New York

Four Corners

The only intersection in America where the buildings on all four corners were built pre-Revolutionary War.
41.9337, -74.0210
Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History
Richfield Springs, New York

Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History

This roadside dinosaur park offered up lumpy neon thunder lizards in the name of kitsch and education.
42.8534, -74.9854
The Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
40.7751, -73.9665
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
Nipper looks out over the Warehouse District on a clear February day.
Menands, New York

World’s Largest Nipper Statue

This giant monument of the RCA mascot is a beloved fixture in Albany, New York.
42.6640, -73.7426
Burying Binghamton dead 1913 Binghamton Factory Fire
Binghamton, New York

Binghamton Clothing Factory Fire Monument

A memorial to the 1913 tragedy that helped protect the workers of the future.
42.1111, -75.9242
Park entrance today
Catskill, New York

Catskill Game Farm

The abandoned ruins of America's first private zoo are open for exploration in the Catskills.
42.2239, -73.9891
Jazz pianist Richard Tee's grave
Woodstock, New York

Woodstock Artists Cemetery

Now the final resting place of prominent artists and musicians, it was originally founded to separate the rich from the poor in death.
42.0435, -74.1206
Woodstock, New York

Woodstock School of Art Sculpture Garden

A peaceful international sculpture garden in upstate New York.
42.0425, -74.0913
The Overlook Mountain House looming out of the forest.
Woodstock, New York

Overlook Mountain House Ruins

A once grand hotel is being retaken by the wilderness it once capitalized on.
42.0849, -74.0997
The Vanderbilt mansion in Hyde Park NY
Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley."
41.7969, -73.9426
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Pikes Peak Summit House
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
38.8153, -105.0557
Shelburne, Vermont

Shelburne Farms

A massive sustainable farm designed by the mastermind behind Central Park.
44.3955, -73.2471
Gravestone of a pilot. (Wikimedia Commons)
Barre, Vermont

Hope Cemetery

Large cemetery known as the museum of granite sculpture.
44.2140, -72.4963
William Stowell tomb
Montpelier, Vermont

Green Mount Cemetery

Beautiful hillside Vermont cemetery with amazing funerary art.
44.2570, -72.5974
Stone archway, landscaped with evergreens, July 2007. (Wikimedia Commons)
Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Grounds For Sculpture

Sculpture park and museum that specializes in the huge and bizarre.
40.2355, -74.7179
Lightning the Diving Horse
Lake George, New York

Magic Forest

This throwback amusement park is home to America's only diving horse show AND the world's largest Uncle Sam.
43.3971, -73.7019
Newcomb, New York

Tahawus

An old abandoned mining town in The Adirondacks where Theodore Roosevelt first learned of the shooting of President William McKinley.
44.0631, -74.0623
Press with typesetting
Palmyra, New York

Grandin Printing Shop

The press that first printed the Book of Mormon.
43.0639, -77.2307
Hill Cumorah
Palmyra, New York

Hill Cumorah

Golden plates containing what would become the Book of Mormon were believed to be buried on this New York hillside.
43.0069, -77.2259
Palmyra, New York

The Sacred Grove

A field in which God and his son Jesus purportedly appeared to a young farm boy named Joseph Smith.
43.0403, -77.2405