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Williamsburg, Virginia

The Archaearium

This museum explores the grim reality of life in the earliest British colonies in America.
Ocean City, Maryland

1912 Herschell-Spillman Carousel

One of the oldest active carousels in the country—but it might be missed by all but the keenest-eyed boardwalk strollers.
Lewes, Delaware

Bunkers of Cape Henlopen State Park

WWII-era bunkers are hidden under the beaches of this picturesque park, which is still scattered with wartime watchtowers. .
Vienna, Virginia

Dolhareubang of Meadowlark Gardens

Volcanic stone sentinels stand watch at a Korean Bell Garden in Virginia.
McLean, Virginia

Patowmack Canal

The semi-reclaimed ruins of this canal were once part of an ambitious plan to reroute the mighty potomac.
Great Falls, Virginia

Great Falls Nike Fire Control Site W-83

This former Cold War missile control site played an important role in the creation of GPS.
Vienna, Virginia

Foxstone Park Bridge

A double agent hid information for the Soviet Union beneath this bridge for more than 20 years.
Great Falls, Virginia

Colvin Run Mill and General Store

The only surviving 19th-century water-powered mill found in the Washington, D.C. area.
Herndon, Virginia

Nike Missile Launch Site W-83

An out-of-place Air Force radar dome is all that denotes this park as a former missile launch site.
Petersburg, Virginia

The Crater

An innovative attempt to break a siege in the American Civil War still scars the earth today.
Staunton, Virginia

Frontier Culture Museum

Outdoor exhibits explore the contributions of European, African, and indigenous peoples to American frontier culture.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.
Chantilly, Virginia

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

At Washington's Dulles Airport is a satellite museum (no pun intended) with three quarters of a million square feet of aircraft history.
Arlington, Virginia

The Graves of Robert E. Lee's Garden

Soldiers were buried next to Lee's house in the center of Arlington Cemetery to dissuade the general from reclaiming his property after the war.
Havre de Grace, Maryland

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

The Decoy Capital of the World.
Norfolk, Virginia

Cementiscope

A cement mixer-turned-kaleidoscope in downtown Norfolk offers different views of the city.
Rome, Italy

Mussolini's Balcony

The spot where the fascist dictator made some of his most famous speeches including declaring war on Britain and France.
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
Venice, Italy

Reliquaries of St Mark's Basilica Treasury

An extensive collection of reliquaries containing the bones of saints housed in the largest Catholic church in Venice.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen Swiss Guards of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Misty of Chincoteague

The taxidermy remains of the most popular pony in children's literature.
Alpena, Michigan

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

This protected area in Lake Huron contains some of the world’s best-preserved shipwrecks.