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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.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cathedral of Learning

The largest university building in the West is a gothic masterpiece containing dozens of theme rooms based on different countries.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Shrine of the Blessed Mother

This shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary is also a tribute from a mother to her fallen son.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Protractors

Hundreds of protractors affixed to surfaces all over the city.
Alden, New York

Town Line, New York

The "last holdout of the Confederacy” actually sat at the edge of the Canadian border.
Batavia, New York

Morgan Monument

A towering cemetery monument honors a man who threatened to expose the Freemasons and paid with his life.
Ithaca, New York

The Sagan Planet Walk

Pluto is still considered a planet in Ithaca, New York.
Oneida, New York

Oneida Community Mansion House

The shared home of a utopian commune that practiced "free love" a century before the hippies.
Fayetteville, New York

Green Lakes State Park

Surprisingly aquamarine waters fill deep lakes formed at the end of the last ice age.
Syracuse, New York

Tree of 40 Fruit

A Frankenstein blend of science and art allows one tree to produce 40 different types of stone fruit.
Oneida, New York

Cross Island Chapel

Possibly the smallest church in the world floats in the middle of a pond.
Syracuse, New York

Niagara Mohawk Building

This Art Deco fortress in upstate New York gives Manhattan's vaunted examples of the style a run for their money.
Syracuse, New York

Upside-Down Traffic Signal

A reversed traffic signal that was once violently misinterpreted as a statement on British-Irish relations.
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.
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.
Rochester, New York

Mount Hope Cemetery

An antique cemetery in New York, this land is home to any number of famed corpses.
Rochester, New York

Susan B. Anthony's Grave

The gravestone of the suffragist leader attracted extra visitors during the 2016 election.
Rochester, New York

Threshold

A giant steel sculpture with animals in its shadows.
Akron, New York

Destroyer Park Golf

A masked wrestling legend has opened the first U.S. course devoted to a meditative Japanese golf variant.
Clarence, New York

Greatbatch Barn

This exhibit pays tribute to the “humble tinkerer” who invented the implantable pacemaker.
Buffalo, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

This restored house is like a time capsule of the president's unconventional inauguration.
Buffalo, New York

Silo City

Buffalo's abandoned concrete grain elevators are getting a second life.
Buffalo, New York

Buffalo Central Terminal

Ruins of a once-prized railroad station in New York.
Buffalo, New York

Abandoned Wonder Bread Factory

A forsaken wonder in the middle of the East Side neighborhood.