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Ocean Grove, New Jersey

The Great Auditorium

A wooden theatre that remains the heart of a charming Victorian-era New Jersey enclave.
Wall Township, New Jersey

Project Diana Site

The first dish to bounce radio signals off the Moon, it was the forerunner to the U.S. Space Program.
Allenwood, New Jersey

The Allaire Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs, magic, and wonder are hidden amid the forests of Allaire State Park.
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

The Sinatra House

Along a busy beachfront strip you may hear Frank Sinatra singing from one boardwalk home.
Washington, Connecticut

Jason's Haunts

New Preston and Kent, Connecticut - where Friday the 13th, Part 2 was filmed.
Bethlehem, Connecticut

Abbey of Regina Laudis

These Benedictine nuns have been making artisanal cheeses since before it was cool.
Woodbury, Connecticut

Hogpen Hills Farms

A famed data visualizer's personal sculpture garden is a landscape of modern and megalithic wonders.
East Granby, Connecticut

Old Newgate Prison

A former copper mine which became a truly unsuccessful prison.
Cooperstown, New York

Kingfisher Tower

A sewing machine tycoon built this miniature castle for the people and to beautify a lakeshore.
Cooperstown, New York

The Cardiff Giant

A gigantic 10-foot tall stone man.
Hobart, New York

Hobart Book Village

This small Catskills village has six independent bookstores and more bookshops than restaurants.
Roxbury, New York

John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge

The Catskills retreat of naturalist writer John Burroughs.
Hunter, New York

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church

This stave church nestled in the Catskills was built in the 1960s by a community of Ukrainian immigrants and refugees.
Woodstock, New York

Woodstock Artists Cemetery

Now the final resting place of prominent artists and musicians, it was originally founded to separate the rich from the poor in death.
Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Frick's Lock

A modern ghost town whose inhabitants were driven away by the growth of nuclear power.
Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz

One of the world's largest model railroads is a mind-boggling achievement.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Doan Outlaw Graves

The final resting place of two members of the infamous Doan gang, notorious outlaws and Revolutionary War Loyalists.
Stockton, New Jersey

Green Sergeant's Covered Bridge

New Jersey's last historic covered bridge was rebuilt from pieces of the original 19th-century structure.
Charleston, South Carolina

Fireproof Building and South Carolina Historical Society

Once the most flame resistant building in the country, the South Carolina Historical Society building was almost burnt down in a fire.
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Colonial Theatre

This historic old movie house was the scene of one of the Blob's most iconic attacks.
Dinant, Belgium

The Charles de Gaulle Saxophone Bridge

A whimsical bridge uses saxophones to pay tribute to two great men and the European Union.
Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania

The Sonorous Stones of Ringing Rocks Park

Mysterious rocks that ring musically when struck.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Barney Family Mausoleum

The final resting place of a wealthy landowner who helped create the largest public park in Western Massachusetts.
New Haven, Connecticut

Pirelli Building

After decades of neglect, a brutalist icon is getting new life as an eco-friendly hotel.