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Places visited in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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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.
Little Falls, New York

Beardslee Castle

Not even a series of devastating fires could keep this odd castle in upstate New York from bouncing back.
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Pine Creek Gorge

This lush forest valley was once mined for lumber to the extent that it was once nicknamed "The Pennsylvania Desert."
Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Rosicrucian Pyramids of Bucks County

The headquarters of the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, complete with Rosicrucian pyramids, all in the Pennsylvania woods.
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Old Jail Museum

This jail which was in service for over a century is now open for curious visitors.
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.
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania

Jayne Mansfield Grave

The final resting place of the Hollywood star who came to a tragic end.
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Reading Pagoda

A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community.
Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania

The Sonorous Stones of Ringing Rocks Park

Mysterious rocks that ring musically when struck.
Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Lower Trenton Bridge

This Delaware River bridge is emblazoned with a catty slogan from a more prosperous time.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

Eccentric concrete mansion and museum designed and built by hand from the inside out.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Laurel Hill Cemetery

This Philly cemetery is the eternal home of many famous area residents, including Rocky Balboa's wife.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Irish Memorial at Penn's Landing

An Irish Memorial commemorating those who perished due to potato blight.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
Corning, New York

Corning Museum of Glass

Dedicated to the art and science of glass in equal measure, this space is as much laboratory as museum.
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.