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Montreal, Québec

Schwartz's

A Montreal deli that was so beloved that it was allowed to circumvent their laws of language.
Montreal, Québec

La Sala Rossa

From lefty Jewish gathering site to hip cultural site in just 80 years.
Montreal, Québec

Notre Dame Basilica

A grand Gothic Revival basilica with stained glass depictions of Montreal's religious history has only one soul resting in its crypt.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Frankford Avenue Bridge

Erected in 1697 this Philadelphia bridge is the oldest surviving roadway bridge and perhaps the oldest stone bridge in the United States.
Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Rat's Restaurant

Step into Monet's world at this fine-dining restaurant in the middle of a New Jersey sculpture park.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Cats of Longwood Gardens

These lush botanical gardens employ the most purrfect pest control force.
Gloucester Township, New Jersey

Cookie Jar House

A completely round house designed for the Atomic Age.
Glenside, Pennsylvania

Grey Towers Castle

Designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1893, this Gothic-style castle is now a home for academics.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

'Celebration of Water' Sculpture

This sculpture of a fisherman spent six years at the bottom of the Schuylkill River.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

The sounds of the world's largest fully functioning pipe organ dazzle shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy's.
Lewes, Delaware

Bunkers of Cape Henlopen State Park

WWII-era bunkers are hidden under the beaches of this picturesque park, which is still scattered with wartime watchtowers. .
Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Art Museum

This local gem houses the largest collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of the U.K.
Dover, Delaware

Miles the Monster

The Dover International Speedway is home to a towering, concrete-skinned, racecar-hungry behemoth.
Wilmington, Delaware

The Crying Giant

This weeping, 10-foot-tall sculpture was a maquette for a 9/11 memorial.
Milford, Connecticut

Charles Island

The "Thrice Cursed" Island allegedly home to Captain Kidd's lost treasure.
Newtown, Connecticut

Fairfield Hills Hospital

This abandoned psychiatric hospital once housed more than 4,000 patients in the middle of a quaint New England town.
Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Cherry Springs State Park

"Dark Sky Park" is heaven on Earth for astronomers, one of the rare U.S. locations with no artificial light pollution.
Reading, Pennsylvania

Witch's Hat Pavilion

This semi-spooky remnant of an abandoned hotel provides fantastic views.
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

Hickory Run Boulder Field

A field of nothing but boulders which resembles a giant's gravel driveway.
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Mahoning Drive-In Theater

Featuring the largest CinemaScope screen in Pennsylvania, this drive-in has entertained moviegoers for more than half a century.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Beth Sholom Congregation

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

Toleration Statue

Contrary to popular belief, this secluded statue doesn't represent Pennsylvania's founder.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

'We the Youth'

South Philadelphia is home to Keith Haring's only surviving in situ collaborative public mural.