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Somerville, Massachusetts

Reliable Market

Eat first, shop later at this eatery within an Asian grocer.
Marblehead, Massachusetts

Herreshoff Castle

This Gothic castle was inspired by Erik the Red's Viking residence at Brattahlid in Greenland.
Marblehead, Massachusetts

Susanna Jayne Headstone

Ornate and macabre headstone in one of the country's oldest cemeteries.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Satanic Temple

The headquarters in Salem doubles as an occult art gallery.
Lynn, Massachusetts

High Rock Tower

At the supposed instruction of Ben Franklin and Socrates, a Spiritualist believer intended to birth a mechanical messiah here.
Salem, Massachusetts

Herb Mackey's Metal Sculpture Yard

One man’s hobby is another man’s world of metal wonders.
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Witch Board Museum

A museum dedicated exclusively to the lore and history of ouija boards.
Salem, Massachusetts

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

A collection of full-size movie monsters opened to the public.
Salem, Massachusetts

Proctor's Ledge

A quiet memorial marks the spot where the victims of the Salem Witch Trials were executed.
Salem, Massachusetts

Black Veil Shoppe of Drear & Wonder

Like stepping into a spooky fairy-tale, this shop carries the dark ideas of artists and other makers.
Woburn, Massachusetts

USS Maine's Ventilation Cowl

This piece of peacetime naval wreckage memorializes the tragic sinking of the USS Maine--an event which sparked the Spanish-American war.
Saugus, Massachusetts

Skull Cliff

The macabre graffiti spectacle in a quarry in a Massachusetts forest reservation.
Peabody, Massachusetts

Grave of the Boston Strangler

Grave of the man allegedly responsible for a series of infamous murders in Boston in the 1960s.
Paris, France

Montmartre Cemetery

A horde of stray cats rule in this secluded Parisian cemetery under a bridge.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Modern Diner

The first ever diner included on the National Register of Historic Places is famous for its custard French toast.
Watertown, Massachusetts

Julia Ward Howe's Grave

The final resting place of a suffragist author.
Elmira, Michigan

Deadman's Hill

This scenic overlook commemorates the tragic death of a soon-to-be-married lumberjack.
Charlevoix, Michigan

Weathervane Restaurant Boulder Fireplace

In the main dining room, a nine-ton boulder caps the fireplace designed by local architect Earl Young.
Charlevoix, Michigan

Earl Young Gnome Houses

Unique Michigan homes look like something out of Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."
Charlevoix, Michigan

Former World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan

There's more contention than one might expect from cherry pie pans.
Shingleton, Michigan

Chapel Rock

This lone tree and dramatic sandstone outcropping are so beloved by Michiganders they can be found on one of the state’s coins.
Ishpeming, Michigan

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

A comedy troupe's collection of bizarre humor.
Ishpeming, Michigan

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum

Egyptian Revival obelisks still rise over the old mine shafts.