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Middletown, Maryland

The (First) Washington Monument

Built by the patriotic residents of Boonsboro in a single day.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Birthplace of the Steamboat

A monument marks the location of the first successful steamboat demonstration.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

True Treats

Time travel with sweets across history at this research-based candy store.
Knoxville, Maryland

The Sign Above the Tunnel

This advertisement for talcum powder was painted on the rock face and has since defied removal.
Queens, New York

Fort Totten

Read between the lines of the subway map to find the hidden abandoned Civil War fort.
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.
Queens, New York

Panorama of the City of New York

A 9,335 square foot architectural model of the entire city.
Brooklyn, New York

Miller Building

A 9-story, poured concrete structure which was used as a glue factory with an indelible smell.
Brooklyn, New York

Sunshine Laundromat

One of New York's best collections of pinball is hidden in a secret bar in the back of this laundromat.
Queens, New York

The Welling Court Mural Project

A collaborative art project that transformed a neighborhood in NYC's Queens.
Queens, New York

Neponsit Health Care Center

This Queens hospital has stood abandoned for almost 20 years after its patients were secretly relocated in the dead of night.
Queens, New York

The Ganesh Temple of Queens

This enormous Hindu temple in Queens serves incredible dosas in its basement canteen.
Leasburg, Missouri

Canoehenge

Nestled in Onondaga State Park, over 100 canoes carefully stacked in a replica of the famous standing stones.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Petroglyph National Monument

Thousands of pieces of art have been carved into the rock at the site of an ancient volcanic eruption.
University City, Missouri

Fish on a Bicycle

University City's quirkiest resident lives in a park named after its first.
Middlesboro, Kentucky

Tri-State Peak

Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia meet at this point in the Cumberland Gap.
Nashville, Tennessee

Ugly Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

One Confederate statue that accurately reflects the ugliness of its subject.
Nashville, Tennessee

Dragon Park

This popular park is home to a sea serpent sculpture that now overshadows the twisted history of its creation.
Nashville, Tennessee

Hidden Heart of Music Row

It may take some time to locate, but it's sure to warm even a heart of stone.
Nashville, Tennessee

President James K. Polk's Tomb

The grave of America's 11th president is not in some grand monument but instead it's hidden away on the grounds of the Tennessee Capital.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica makes Nashville the "Athens of the South."
Hohenwald, Tennessee

Meriwether Lewis Monument

This simple, broken column marks the final resting place of one of America's most famous explorers.
Olive Branch, Mississippi

Brussel's Bonsai Nursery

Walk through row upon row of manicured miniature trees at the United States' largest bonsai nursery.