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May 6
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Plane in Hangar B
Brooklyn, New York

Floyd Bennett Field

Home of aviation trailblazers
40.5819, -73.8913
The remains of Riverside Hospital at North Brother Island
Bronx, New York

North Brother Island

Home to the infamous "Typhoid Mary" and the worst loss of life in New York's history until September 11, 2001.
40.8007, -73.8981
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood
40.6904, -74.0164
Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO shaped pavilion
40.7462, -73.8445
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Ancient crustaceans support an obelisk from far-away Egypt stands in modern day Central Park
40.7798, -73.9653
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7281, -73.9948
One of the original torpedoes is still on display.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space
38.8049, -77.0398
The world's only Kronosaurus skeleton.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three prestigious academic collections come together to create a world-class natural history museum
42.3789, -71.1152
Dinosaurland
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository
39.0554, -78.1414
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border
34.4992, -79.3082
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series
51.5322, -0.1240
New York, New York

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations
40.7357, -73.9905
The outside of The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

The one-stop shop for all of your superhero (or evil arch-nemesis) needs.
40.6714, -73.9846
International Small Craft Center at The Mariners' Museum and Park
Newport News, Virginia

The Mariner's Museum and Park

The maritime museum that boasts the largest nautical library in the western hemisphere
37.0552, -76.4900
The descent of the snake god
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
20.6816, -88.5677
Stones and Henge, respectively.
England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
51.1797, -1.8265
New York, New York

MoMath - The Museum of Mathematics

A Pythagorean funhouse that tries, successfully, to prove that math is the coolest thing ever
40.7432, -73.9874
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest
47.6201, -122.3484
Merchant's House exterior
New York, New York

Merchant's House Museum

New York City's only preserved family home from the 19th century
40.7286, -73.9923
Brooklyn, New York

Pencil Factory

Once part of a vast Pencil empire and where the first colored pencils were produced
40.7297, -73.9576
Congee village Interior
New York, New York

Congee Village

Try not to fill up on duck blood, so you have room for live boiled shrimp
40.7186, -73.9904
(Flickr/pvsbond)
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

Artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past
40.7398, -74.0025
Tarrytown, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
41.0899, -73.8621
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch
40.7530, -73.9771