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Cold Spring, New York

Jed's Godzilla

In Cold Spring, New York, a shrine containing Godzilla and an assortment of plastic dinosaurs stands dedicated to a teenager who died in a car accident in 1996.
Bristol, Virginia

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Country fans may flock to Nashville's music scene, but this Appalachian town is where the genre was born.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis's own personal tropical hideaway.
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

While most of the games in this arcade take quarters, that would have been a small fortune when they were made.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
Montague Township, New Jersey

Luna Parc

Whimsical artist house in the New Jersey woods.
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Houston, Texas

The Big Bubble

There is an unmarked red button hidden over Houston's Buffalo Bayou that is just begging to pushed...
Government Camp, Oregon

Timberline Lodge

You might know it as the Overlook Hotel, but the inside is not going to be familiar.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Incline

This super steep hike ascends 2,000 feet in less than a mile.
Washington, D.C.

Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle Ruins

A derelict bit of transportation infrastructure hidden in the woods.
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic collection of plants.
San Antonio, Texas

Japanese Tea Garden

A gorgeous garden oasis with winding paths, stone bridges, and a troubling history.
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Crystal Shrine Grotto

This head-spinningly bizarre Depression-era art cave is wall-to-wall quartz and Jesus.
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

A multi-storied adobe complex has been inhabited for more than a thousand years.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old building in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.