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Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

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

Morris Museum

A world-class collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata.
40.7959, -74.4487
Chester Township, New Jersey

Telephone Pole Farm

A farm in New Jersey grew a most unusual crop for AT&T's testing purposes.
40.7940, -74.6682
The sluice leading to the mill wheel leaks profusely, creating an ice cave underneath the scaffolding from around December to February. (Joel Simpson/Atlas Obscura)
Chester Township, New Jersey

Cooper's Mill

Abandoned grist mill and active sluice on the Black River.
40.7852, -74.6960
Luna Parc in 2003
Montague Township, New Jersey

Luna Parc

Whimsical artist house in the New Jersey woods.
41.2508, -74.7920
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Jim Thorpe Monument

An Olympic hero controversially stripped of his medals is buried in a town he never visited, that took his name after his death.
40.8803, -75.7294
(Wikimedia Commons)
Stanhope, New Jersey

Waterloo Village

Historic town settled in the 19th century because of its convenient location along a popular coal transport route.
40.9381, -74.7221
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
44.4750, -110.8436
Cameron, Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks.
44.8521, -111.3972
Wrigley Mansion grounds
Pasadena, California

Wrigley Mansion

Originally the home of chewing gum mogul William Wrigely Jr, it is now the offical offices of the Tournament of Roses.
34.1392, -118.1601
(Original Caption) Through the Needle's Eye. The beautiful Colorado Street Bridge that spans an arroyo at the entrance of Pasadena, California, was the scene recently of one of the most daring aviation stunts of the year. With Miss Babe Kalisihek and Miss Gladys Ingle on the wing of the plane, the aviator Art Gobel dove under one section of the bridge, actually brushing the tree tops.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
34.1453, -118.1630
The remains of an original Busch Gardens' staircase.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena's Busch Gardens

Southern California’s Theme Park Beginnings.
34.1272, -118.1643
2nd Sunday of every month - Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the largest in the world
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
34.1610, -118.1675
Marker right in front of McDonald's near Pasadena Community College
Pasadena, California

Foothill Blvd. Milestone

Pasadena’s Stonehenge.
34.1458, -118.1234
The Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The simple auditorium that launched a pop icon's career into the stratosphere.
34.1438, -118.1442
Fork in the Road. Get it?
Pasadena, California

Fork in the Road

A bigger-than-life pun that has become a beacon of altruism.
34.1316, -118.1549
The Big Chair
Washington, D.C.

The Big Chair

A super-sized promotional trick that is now a DC landmark.
38.8654, -76.9897
The World's Largest Pistachio
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
32.9927, -105.9930
The Walnut Canyon pueblos.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Walnut Canyon

Ancient pueblos built into the base of a natural canyon wall.
35.2078, -111.5172
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
Littlefield, Arizona

Pumpkin Spring Pool

Arsenic pool in the Grand Canyon takes on the appearance of a giant, overflowing pumpkin.
36.2317, -113.0309
Crater Parking Lot, Mountain in the Distance 2007
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
Oyster bar
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772