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Des Plaines, Illinois

Maine North High School

Where a brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel, and a recluse met one Saturday and changed their lives forever.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mount Trashmore

Scenic mount trashmore, Virginia Beach's most curious waterfront still has a couple of secrets.
Williamsburg, Virginia

Lord Botetourt

Affectionately known as "Lord Bot," this historic statue has a cult social media following and rightly claims to be “the most metal inhabitant of the Wren Yard.”
Hoboken, New Jersey

Birthplace of Baseball Monument

A bronze plaque at an intersection in Hoboken marks the place where the game of baseball first took shape.
Groton, Connecticut

Submarine Force Museum

The US Navy's only submarine museum is also home to the world's first nuclear submarine.
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.
Knoxville, Maryland

The Sign Above the Tunnel

This advertisement for talcum powder was painted on the rock face and has since defied removal.
Middletown, Maryland

The (First) Washington Monument

Built by the patriotic residents of Boonsboro in a single day.
Frederick, Maryland

One-Million-Liter Test Sphere

This four-story steel sphere in Maryland was used to test biological weapons.
Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Weeksville Airship Hangar

During World War II, blimps were a key part of the United States' defense against German U-boats—this building could house a dozen of the armed airships.
Sponsored by Visit Elizabeth City
Washington, D.C.

Steam Tunnels Under Capitol Hill

100 years later, they're still down there.
Washington, D.C.

Cher Ami

A heroic pigeon that, through a barrage of gunfire, delivered a message that saved over 100 lives in World War I.
Arlington, Virginia

Gravelly Point Park

This lovely picnic spot featuring thunderous jet landings is an aircraft spotter’s dream.
Arlington, Virginia

The Graves of Robert E. Lee's Garden

Soldiers were buried next to Lee's house in the center of Arlington Cemetery to dissuade the general from reclaiming his property after the war.
Falls Church, Virginia

'Pennies from Heaven'

A whopping 14,000 copper coins cover this miniature fighter jet.
Baltimore, Maryland

Curtis Creek Ship Graveyard

Ship skeletons haunt Baltimore's waterways.
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Step inside Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hotel Hershey

This extraordinary Depression-era expenditure was modeled after a postcard of a Mediterranean hotel.
Weehawken, New Jersey

Weehawken Dueling Grounds

The boulder on which Alexander Hamilton laid his head as he died can still be visited on the New Jersey coast.
Bethpage, New York

F-14 Grumman Memorial Park

A tribute to the hard-working men and women of Grumman, who crafted F-14 fighter jets.
Amityville, New York

Amityville Horror House

The site of a tragic massacre that spawned a multimedia franchise.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SS United States

Current docking place of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic ocean liner.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

A tour de force of a fountain, memorializing a man who loved fountains more than anything else.