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Montague Township, New Jersey

Luna Parc

Whimsical artist house in the New Jersey woods.
Indianapolis, Indiana

John Dillinger's Grave

The body of one of the world's most famous outlaws is covered in cement and iron to prevent it from being stolen.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Market Street Catacombs

A hidden network of subterranean passageways lies tangled beneath Indianapolis' bustling City Market.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Remnants of a storybook amusement park hidden behind a strip mall.
Ellicott City, Maryland

St. Mary's College

The haunting "Hell House Altar" is one of the few remnants of an abandoned college that has been a magnet for local legends.
Cambridge, Maryland

Stanley Institute

This one-room schoolhouse played a significant role in the education of Black children for almost 100 years.
Annapolis, Maryland

Kunta Kinte - Alex Haley Memorial

This statue honors the author's groundbreaking family story.
Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

This building at the south end of the boardwalk was once home to the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard before being rescued itself.
Darlington, Maryland

Conowingo Dam

Although built to generate electricity for Marylanders, this dam has become an all-you-can-eat buffet for American bald eagles.
Ocean City, Maryland

1912 Herschell-Spillman Carousel

One of the oldest active carousels in the country—but it might be missed by all but the keenest-eyed boardwalk strollers.
Brentwood, Maryland

Fort Lincoln Cemetery

A historic cemetery with unique artwork, a Civil War fort, and also happens to be the site of the Battle of Bladensburg.
Oxon Hill, Maryland

The Awakening

The 72-foot giant escaped confinement in a large patch of mulch only to be reburied in the sandy shores of the Potomac River.
Fort Washington, Maryland

Woodrow Wilson Bridge

This rare triple-jurisdiction drawbridge passes through Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
Woolford, Maryland

Old Trinity Church

The United States' oldest Episcopal church still in active use.
Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt Historic District

A relic of FDR's brief foray into utopian urban planning.
College Park, Maryland

College Park Airport and Aviation Museum

The world's oldest continuously operating airport was founded by the Wright Brothers.
Kensington, Maryland

Washington, D.C. Temple

The tallest The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in the world soars above the Beltway.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bromo-Seltzer Arts Tower

Baltimore's classic clock tower was once topped by a rotating, 20-ton medicine bottle.
Colmar Manor, Maryland

Bladensburg Dueling Grounds

Politicians, bureaucrats, and military officers gathered in this field near the Capitol to settle their disputes with blood.
Lanham, Maryland

NASA Goddard Rocket Garden

A lawn full of retired spacecraft on display at one of NASA's first research labs.
Cambridge, Maryland

Bucktown Village Store

This 1830s store is believed to be the site of Harriet Tubman's first stand.
Big Pool, Maryland

Fort Frederick

A star fort along the C&O Canal in western Maryland that protected America in three wars.
Baltimore, Maryland

Phoenix Shot Tower

Once America's tallest structure, now a Baltimore landmark.
Annapolis, Maryland

John Paul Jones' Crypt

Rediscovered after a century, the father of the American Navy was reinterred in something dredged up from Davy Jones' Locker.