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New York, New York

Fraunces Tavern

This Wall Street bar was once a hub of revolutionary activity where Washington famously bid farewell to his troops.
New York, New York

Preserved Remnants of 17th Century New York

Under a glass sidewalk lie the remains of some of Manhattan's oldest buildings.
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Beth Sholom Congregation

Frank Lloyd Wright built this suburban synagogue late in life, but it stands among his most iconic masterpieces.
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Horse at Water

This giant disembodied horse head seems to balance impossibly on its nose.
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Wat Mongkoltepmunee

A glittering Thai Buddhist temple in suburban Pennsylvania.
Trenton, New Jersey

Shaky Bridge

This tiny structure was built by the creator of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Big Rig Jig

Temporary Burning Man sculpture made of two 18-wheelers.
Carlstadt, New Jersey

The Meadowlands

Infamous marsh filled with toxic waste, World War II-era London rubble, and dead mobsters galore.
Jersey City, New Jersey

White Mana Diner

This unassuming retro burger joint was billed as “diner of the future” at the 1939 World's Fair.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Black Tom Explosion Memorial

A simple plaque remembers an act of WWI terrorism that obliterated an island and forever scarred the Statue of Liberty.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Infinity Climber

A playground inspired by differential calculus dangles from the ceiling of the Liberty Science Center.
West Windsor Township, New Jersey

"War of the Worlds" Monument

A bronze monument to the infamous "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast in the real New Jersey town where the fictional Martians crash-landed.
Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz

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

Cow Springs Trading Post

The graffiti-covered ruins of an abandoned trading post in the middle of Navajo Nation.
Tucson, Arizona

Garden of Gethsemane

Religious statues built because of one man's bargain with God fill this peaceful sculpture garden.
Tucson, Arizona

Hotel Congress

Sleep where gangsters fell amidst smoke and flame, with nary a bullethole to show for the legendary struggle.
Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain

A geological mystery on Camelback Mountain.
Phoenix, Arizona

Tovrea Castle

A mysterious "wedding cake" castle in the middle of the urban desert.
Tucson, Arizona

Rattlesnake Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
Phoenix, Arizona

Her Secret Is Patience

A striking public art installation named for a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
Holbrook, Arizona

The Wigwam Village #6

A motel dedicated to Southwestern nostalgia.
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.