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Holyoke, Massachusetts

Dinosaur Footprints of Holyoke

A careful eye can find hundreds of dinosaur tracks running along the Connecticut River.
Lake George, New York

Magic Forest

This throwback amusement park is home to rides and unique storybook figures from the past.
Catskill, New York

Catskill Game Farm

The abandoned ruins of America's first private zoo are open for exploration in the Catskills.
Keeseville, New York

Ausable Chasm

This sandstone gorge in Upstate New York is known as the "Little Grand Canyon of the East."
Eastham, Massachusetts

First Encounter Beach Plaque

This beautiful Cape Cod beach offers dazzling views and an interesting historical footnote.
Sheffield, Massachusetts

Ashley House

The former residence of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, an enslaved African-American woman who successfully sued for her freedom.
Sunderland, Massachusetts

The Buttonball Tree

This giant Massachusetts sycamore is said to hold the dubious distinction of being the "widest tree East of the Mississippi!"
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Bridge of Flowers

An old trolley bridge converted into a breathtaking garden bursting with colorful flowers.
Lyme, Connecticut

Gillette Castle

Quirky castle designed by the American actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage.
Salisbury, Connecticut

Noble Horizons Retirement Home

Retirement home where the actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West passed away.
Lee, Massachusetts

Retro Pop Shop

Journey through vintage Americana inside this small Massachusettes's shop.
Sheffield, Massachusetts

Thom Reed UFO Monument Park

The site of the first "historically true" UFO encounter in the U.S.
Red Hook, New York

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

A living antique aviation museum in the historic town of Red Hook, New York.
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
Sleepy Hollow, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Civil War Tails at the Homestead Diorama Museum

A diorama of the Civil War, fought by cats.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
Hartford, Connecticut

Coltsville

An abandoned gun-funded 19th century utopia.
New Haven, Connecticut

Skull and Bones Tomb

The headquarters of the famous Yale society.
Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world.
East Lyme, Connecticut

Book Barn

With some 500,000 books across five buildings, this bookstore is a reader's paradise.
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Higgins Armory Museum

Once a private collection, now the only museum of arms and armor in the Western Hemisphere - CLOSED.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Barney Family Mausoleum

The final resting place of a wealthy landowner who helped create the largest public park in Western Massachusetts.