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Wheaton Station Escalator
Silver Spring, Maryland

Wheaton Station Escalator

The longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere takes over three minutes to ride down
39.0384, -77.0507
Decoys
Havre de Grace, Maryland

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

The Decoy Capital of the World
39.5397, -76.0869
Entrance to the museum
Fort Meade, Maryland

National Cryptologic Museum

A priceless collection of the Nation's cryptologic history
39.1117, -76.7711
The Mifletzet
Jerusalem, Israel

The Mifletzet

This nightmarish children's plaything was left grotesque to help kids conquer their fear
31.7614, 35.1717
Fort DeRussy
Washington, D.C.

Fort DeRussy

A Civil War fort in the middle of Washington, D.C. has been swallowed by a forest
38.9634, -77.0506
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
World's Largest Compass Rose
Edwards Air Force Base, California

World's Largest Compass Rose

Etched into a dry lake bed this massive directional indicator is accurate without magnets
34.9056, -117.8836
Sonny Bono Memorial Park
Washington, D.C.

Sonny Bono Memorial Park

A small triangle of DC grass is the final resting place of one of Sonny and Cher's songs
38.9083, -77.0447
Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the few places in Manhattan which still employs a pneumatic system.
40.7533, -73.9823
Dinosaur State Park
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Dinosaur State Park

The ancient past meets the retro-future at these dinosaur tracks that are protected by a geodesic dome
41.6512, -72.6585
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself
38.6614, -78.4850
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Laurel Hill Cemetery

This Philly cemetery is the eternal home of many famous area residents, including Rocky Balboa's wife
40.0042, -75.1876
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain
39.9535, -75.1768
The Grand Court and Organ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world
39.9514, -75.1621
Exterior view of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Brevard, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather
28.5863, -80.6513
View from inside the cave
Jerusalem, Israel

Zedekiah's Cave

An ancient quarry rediscovered by a dog and claimed by biblical kings, a German cult, and the Freemasons
31.7828, 35.2322
Shrine of the Book
Jerusalem, Israel

Shrine of the Book

The home of the Dead Sea Scrolls is an abstract modernist dream
31.7733, 35.2030
Tisch Family Zoological Park
Jerusalem, Israel

Tisch Family Zoological Park

Biblical beasts and endangered animal preservation come together in this Israeli zoo
31.7478, 35.1780
Herodium
Tall Furaydis, Israel

Herodium

The remains of this ancient fortress atop a manmade hill look as though they were built into a volcano
31.6658, 35.2414
Jerusalem, Israel

Meah Shearim

Neighborhood in Jerusalem is home to the ultra-orthodox haredim
31.7869, 35.2222
Montefiore Windmill
Jerusalem, Israel

Montefiore Windmill

After over 100 years out of service this landmark windmill once again turns as a symbol of Jerusalem's self-sufficiency
31.7717, 35.2247
National Firearms Museum
Fairfax, Virginia

National Firearms Museum

Collecting 700 years of mechanical death-dealing, the NRA's sprawling gun museum is a revealing testament to the American obsession with armament
38.8631, -77.3356
Glen Echo trolley car.
Bethesda, Maryland

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891
38.9664, -77.1381
Columbia, Maryland

The Enchanted Forest Pine Tree Maze at Clark's Eliok Farm

A local farm's collection of unusual structures from a now defunct storybook amusement park
39.2375, -76.8755