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Pacifica, California

San Francisco Bay Discovery Site

A rough granite monument marks the spot where Europeans first caught sight of the San Francisco Bay.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
West Orange, New Jersey

Glenmont

Thomas Edison's home and final resting place also boasts an impressive garage, where some of the earliest electric cars are on display.
West Orange, New Jersey

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Take a step into the workshop where Edison and his employees revolutionized the world.
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
New York, New York

Nathan Hale Hanging Site

A plaque immortalizes the spot where the early American spy said his famous last words: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
New York, New York

Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.
New York, New York

Citigroup Center Stilts

If it hadn't been caught in time, a flaw in the design of this Manhattan skyscraper could have led to its collapse.
New York, New York

Greenacre Park

Read a book next to a Midtown waterfall.
San Francisco, California

Site of the Niantic

Gold Rush ship-turned-hotel buried underneath San Francisco's financial district.
San Francisco, California

The Old Ship Saloon

A Barbary Coast watering hole built into a Gold Rush shipwreck.
Bishop, California

Erick Schat's Bakkerÿ

A charming desert roadside bakery that produces 10 times more bread daily than it has residents in its town.
Yosemite National Park, California

Indian Village of the Ahwahnee

A glimpse into the lives of the the Miwok and Paiute people in Yosemite National Park.
June Lake, California

Obsidian Dome

A natural dome made of volcanic glass in Inyo National Forest.
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
Alameda, California

USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

After serving in World War II and picking up Apollo astronauts, this aircraft carrier has been turned into a museum overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Santa Clara, California

Intel Museum

The headquarters of the semiconductor giant has a 10,000-square-foot museum.
New York, New York

MoMath - The Museum of Mathematics

A Pythagorean funhouse that tries, successfully, to prove that math is the coolest thing ever.
New York, New York

New York's Adam and Eve Sculptures

Two large-scale sculptures of Adam and Eve greet visitors in the nude at the Time Warner Center in NYC.
New York, New York

The Ramble Cave

Hidden in Central Park's Ramble is a troublesome cave buried just beneath the surface.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
New York, New York

Henry Bliss Plaque

A memorial to the first person killed by a motor vehicle in the Western Hemisphere.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

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