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Williamsburg, Virginia

Chowning’s Tavern

Enjoy dishes that founding fathers once ate at this Colonial Williamsburg pub.
Wichita Falls, Texas

Newby-McMahon Building

World's smallest skyscraper, the product of a remarkable con.
Broadstone, England

Alfred Russel Wallace's Grave

The biologist's fossilized headstone was meant to reflect his love of nature. Its, ahem, unusual shape is probably just a coincidence.
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

Batsto Village

This historic iron-working village is now a ghost town so immaculate that it looks as though it was recently built.
Tucson, Arizona

Agua Caliente Park

Previously a hot spring, this park remains a site of unique history, wildlife, and geology.
Vernazza, Italy

Cat Shrine

On the walking path from Monterosso to Vernazza, a small shrine dedicated to feline friends.
Washington, D.C.

George Washington University's River Horse

The hippo that stands on this university campus was once a drunken flea market purchase.
Guymon, Oklahoma

U.S. Route 412

Is this 47.7-mile stretch of highway the longest straight road in the United States?
Hillsboro, West Virginia

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace

The first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature came from the foothills of Appalachia.
Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A particularly creepy abandoned hospital that sparks interest for lovers of the supernatural.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
New York, New York

Gorilla Diorama

Creating this diorama spurred naturalist Carl Akeley to begin advocating to protect the apes.
New York, New York

Sambar and Wild Dog Diorama

This taxidermy scene brings the struggle for survival in the Indian jungle to a quiet corner of a Manhattan museum.
New York, New York

Komodo Dragon Diorama

Here be dragons.
Bedford, Virginia

National D-Day Memorial

This monument is dedicated to those lost on June 6, 1944, in the town with that day’s highest per-capita casualty rate.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Wheeling, West Virginia

Sweeney Punch Bowl

The largest piece of cut lead crystal adorned a grave for 75 years and is now the shining star of a glass museum.
Mahwah, New Jersey

Mahwah Museum

This 150-year-old train station and caboose have been turned into a railroad museum, enjoyed by young and old alike.
New York, New York

The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

Twice a day one of these tragic bronze mariners drowns with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Black Tom Explosion Memorial

A simple plaque remembers an act of WWI terrorism that obliterated an island and forever scarred the Statue of Liberty.
Highlands, New Jersey

Sandy Hook Nike Launch Site

Rusting away on the edge of New Jersey are the remains of a Cold War missile launch site.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Silverball Museum Arcade

A reservoir of vintage pinball machines and arcade games for the nostalgic and thrill seeking.
Ocean Grove, New Jersey

The Great Auditorium

A wooden theatre that remains the heart of a charming Victorian-era New Jersey enclave.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Greek Temple Monument War Memorial

Memorial built in 1922 in remembrance of WWI casualties.