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Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

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

Crown Point Bridge

Lake Champlain Bridge, the recently demolished and rebuilt bridge where they filmed "What Lies Beneath".
Arlington, Virginia

Deep Throat Parking Garage

Parking garage where Bob Woodward met Watergate source "Deep Throat."
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

Berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Morristown, New Jersey

Morris Museum

A world-class collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata.
Wantage, New Jersey

High Point Monument

The highest point in New Jersey is marked by a massive, if simply named, obelisk.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of Boston's First Bell

The first bell ever cast in Boston was cast by Paul Revere...and sounded terrible.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock Town Crier

A bygone village occupation lives on via this quaint public chalkboard.
Romulus, New York

Seneca White Deer

World's largest herd of white deer populate a former U.S. Army depot.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
New York, New York

C. O. Bigelow Apothecary

The oldest operating apothecary in the US has treated everyone from Thomas Edison to Mark Twain.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
Washington, D.C.

Zero Milestone

A monument in Washington D.C. marks the spot from which all other roads were supposed to stem.
Washington, D.C.

D.C.'s Underground Bald Cypress Fossils

Four bald cypress trees in Lafayette Square, across from the White House, mark the southern edge of a 100,000 year old cypress swamp.
Washington, D.C.

Renwick Gallery

The first purpose-built art gallery in the United States is once again open as a center of craft arts.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Rutherford, New Jersey

Victor Victori's Multiplism Statues

Seven golden statues rise into the sky from sculptor Victor Victori's New Jersey front lawn.
Atlanta, Georgia

Junkman's Daughter

This massive store is home to an eccentric collection of vintage, retro, and peculiar goods.
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour

All you ever needed or wanted to know about America's favorite whiskey, but not a drop to drink.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque

The sci-fi villain is a little-known inhabitant of the U.S. capital's largest cathedral.
Silver Spring, Maryland

Wheaton Station Escalator

The longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere takes over three minutes to ride down.