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Exact replica of the monument made using Styrofoam
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In which a local geological marvel becomes a quaint roadside attraction
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The Reading Pagoda
A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community
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Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania
The Sonorous Stones of Ringing Rocks Park
Mysterious rocks that ring musically when struck
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Hamilton Township, New Jersey
Grounds For Sculpture
Sculpture park and museum that specializes in the huge and bizarre
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Rosicrucian Pyramids of Bucks County
The headquartes of the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, complete with Rosicrucian pyramids, all in the Pennsylvania Woods
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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
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Mount Moriah Cemetery
An abandoned cemetery lies in ruins as the surrounding forest swallows it whole.
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The origin of this mechanical boy was a mystery until he revealed his maker by writing it in perfect cursive.
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The Barnes Foundation
Dr Barnes' $25 billion private collection of art and arboretum
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Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
This little-known collection holds everything from Dracula notes to the forged works of Shakespeare
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Tiffany Glass Mural "The Dream Garden"
Mural made of 100,000 pieces of hand blown glass, and until recently, the largest glass mural in the US
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Sparks Shot Tower
One of the oldest of its kind.
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Philadelphia City Hall
This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
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Philadelphia's Moon Tree
A clone-tree grows in Washington Square Park sprung from seeds that went to the Moon and back.
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SS United States
Current docking of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic Ocean Liner
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Instruments, apparatus and rare books all relating to chemistry and its related sciences
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The Shrine of Saint John Neumann
The body of St. John Neumann and his collection of hundreds of relics, on display in a Philly church
Ant sculptures march up the side of what used to be an iconic spot in punk rock lore
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The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world
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The last of Philadelphia's wood-paved streets is now a landmark of terrible engineering
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Laurel Hill Cemetery
This Philly cemetery is the eternal home of many famous area residents, including Rocky Balboa's wife
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Cave of Kelpius
Here, “The Society of the Woman of the Wilderness," America's first doomsday cult, awaited the end of the world.
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