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San Jose, California

Monopoly in the Park

The largest permanent Monopoly board makes one of the longest games even bigger.
Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island River Park

Walk the whole Mississippi River!
Trenton, New Jersey

Shaky Bridge

This tiny structure was built by the creator of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Alpine, New Jersey

Cliff Dale Manor Ruins

Along the Palisades skyline are the ruins of a large mansion built in 1911 and demolished in the 1930s.
Lewes, Delaware

Zwaanendael Museum

A grotesque Fiji merman dwells within this traditional Dutch-style building.
Rutherford, New Jersey

Iviswold Castle

Originally built in 1869, this castle is currently part of Felician University's campus.
Rutherford, New Jersey

Victor Victori's Multiplism Statues

Seven golden statues rise into the sky from sculptor Victor Victori's New Jersey front lawn.
Montclair, New Jersey

Thomas Edison's Concrete Houses

Edison's cast-in-place concrete houses were a massive failure, but way ahead of their time.
Highlands, New Jersey

Sandy Hook Nike Launch Site

Rusting away on the edge of New Jersey are the remains of a Cold War missile launch site.
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

The Deserted Village of Feltville

This tiny New Jersey village has lived many lives but seems determined to remain a ghost town.
West Milford, New Jersey

Jungle Habitat

This disastrous New Jersey safari park saw animal attacks, escapes, and disease before being abandoned.
Staten Island, New York

Tugboat Graveyard

Final resting place of two dozen New York City harbor ships.
Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Hamilton Station Statues

These 20-foot sculptures will help guide you from the local train station to the local sculpture garden.
Princeton, New Jersey

Nassau Hall

Nassau Hall has served as army barracks, a museum, and played a key role in the American Revolution.
Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton Chapel Bulldog

The mysterious canine hides atop a drain pipe on the back of the building, some say as a sneaky shoutout to Yale.
Matawan, New Jersey

Site of the New Jersey Shark Attacks of 1916

The creek where a shark wreaked terror upon New Jersey, and served as the inspiration for "Jaws."
New Hope, Pennsylvania

Boomer

This strange, big-tailed beast became a Pennsylvania town's unofficial mascot.
Brooklyn, New York

Spritz Cookie Gravestone

This recipe is set in stone.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Theatre Fire Memorial

A mass grave for victims of one of the city’s worst fires.
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva Monument

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies.
Brooklyn, New York

Tomb of Secrets at Green-Wood Cemetery

A way to take your secrets to someone else's grave.
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.