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Twentynine Palms, California

Wonderland Ranch and Wall Street Mill

Crumbling pink walls and murder memorials preserve the pioneer history of Joshua Tree.
Washington, D.C.

Harris & Ewing Photographic Studio

Once home to the largest photo service in the United States.
Washington, D.C.

'Ginevra de’ Benci' Portrait

The only Leonardo Da Vinci painting in the Western Hemisphere.
Sponsored by Washington.org
Church Creek, Maryland

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park

The grounds of former plantations where abolitionist Harriet Tubman spent her youth enslaved are now a museum to her incredible life.
Riverside, Ohio

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Inside houses a vast collection of military aircraft and missiles spanning the ages.
Dayton, Ohio

SAM 26000

You can walk through the first Boeing Air Force One, which famously carried JFK's casket from Dallas back to D.C.
Yorktown, Virginia

French Cemetery

Mass grave of 50 unidentified French Soldiers who died at the Siege of Yorktown, 1781, that gave victory to the American Revolution.
Boyce, Virginia

Ginkgo Grove Garden

Every autumn, this grove of living fossils erupts in a blaze of brilliant golden-yellow leaves and stinky fruit.
Palm Springs, California

Tahquitz Creek Falls

At the western edge of Palm Springs, a rugged desert canyon trail leads to a waterfall at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Niland, California

East Jesus

An off-grid art installation that encourages its visitors to imagine a world without waste.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

This abandoned Navy base was transformed into an off-grid alternative living community for thousands of people.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Ephrata, Pennsylvania

The Ephrata Cloister

What looks like a simple quaint estate in rural Pennsylvania was in the 18th century home to a small monastic community.
Annapolis, Maryland

Guardians of the First Amendment Memorial

This memorial honors five journalists who were killed in a mass shooting in 2018, and affirms the importance of the first amendment.
Annapolis, Maryland

The Tripoli Monument

The oldest military monument in the United States.
Annapolis, Maryland

John Paul Jones' Crypt

Rediscovered after a century, the father of the American Navy was reinterred in something dredged up from Davy Jones' Locker.
Washington, D.C.

Old Post Office Tower

The National Park Service’s best-kept secret with views that rival any in D.C.
Yorktown, Virginia

Surrender Field

The location where the American Revolution ended.
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

Ruins of Lazaretto de Isla de Cabras

The crumbling remnants of this 19th-century quarantine hospital hint at the touristy island's darker past.
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

El Cañuelo

This small fort played a huge role defending Puerto Rico’s capital city.
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Caparra Archaeological Site

The ruins of the first Spanish settlement in Puerto Rico.
Loíza, Puerto Rico

Piñones

Archaeological sites and great food inside the island's largest mangrove forest.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Garita del Diablo

Legend tells how a Spanish soldier disappeared from this isolated sentry box without a trace.