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Altoona, Pennsylvania

Horseshoe Curve

This dramatic rail curve was once the target of a failed Nazi attack.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Inclined Plane

Steepest flood safety railway in the entire world.
Titusville, Pennsylvania

Drake Well Museum

Where the oil industry began.
Blasdell, New York

Penn Dixie Fossil Park

More than 350 million years ago, western New York was covered in a vast sea. Today, you can dig up the remains of the plants and animals that lived there.
Buffalo, New York

H.H. Richardson Complex

A beautifully designed asylum was resurrected as a hotel and art center with a ghost story or two.
Buffalo, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

This restored house is like a time capsule of the president's unconventional inauguration.
Buffalo, New York

Buffalo City Hall

The seat of Buffalo government is a gorgeous Art Deco palace.
Lockport, New York

Lockport Cave

Take an underground boat ride through a former hydraulic raceway that was built in the late 19th century.
Le Roy, New York

The JELL-O Gallery Museum

The birthplace of America's favorite fruit-flavored mystery dessert.
Penn Yan, New York

Largest Pancake Griddle In the World

This oversize piece of novelty cookware once cooked the largest pancake in the world.
Seneca Falls, New York

Bridge Street Bridge

A suicide attempt on this bridge helped inspire the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life."
Seneca Falls, New York

Wesleyan Chapel

What remains of the simple red brick chapel where the women's rights movement began.
Seneca Falls, New York

When Anthony Met Stanton

This statue commemorates the meeting of the most influential minds of the women’s rights movement.
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

The walls of America's oldest masonry fort famously "swallowed" cannonballs.
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

An 18th-century Spanish watchtower made entirely of seashell and concrete.
Homosassa, Florida

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Meet manatees face-to-face at this zoo for native species.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Spongeorama Sponge Factory

This small museum gives visitors a chance to soak up the history of the "sponge capital of the world."
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

The highway's southernmost spot is a beloved local attraction.
Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate's Secret Passages

The enormous 250-room Vanderbilt mansion conceals hidden doors and secret passageways.