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Hopkinton, Rhode Island

Enchanted Forest

This fairy tale-themed amusement park is now abandoned, and childhood metaphors abound.
Charlestown, Rhode Island

The Fantastic Umbrella Factory

250-year-old farm now features sculptures, a petting zoo and a hippy-bazaar.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Green Animals Topiary Garden

Unicorns, elephants, and bears, oh my!
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Modern Diner

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

Newport Cliff Walk

Three and a half miles of cliffs, rocky beaches, Gilded Age mansions and 40 Steps to nowhere in particular.
Durham, New Hampshire

Betty and Barney Hill Archive

University of New Hampshire holds the documentation and artifacts of local alien abductees.
Newbury, New Hampshire

Chicken Farmer Rock

A strange, heartwarming, decades-old declaration of love on a New Hampshire roadside.
Littleton, New Hampshire

Chutters Candy Store

According to the experts at the Guinness World's Record office, this is the longest candy counter in the world.
Laconia, New Hampshire

American Classic Arcade Museum

The largest arcade museum in the world chronicles the golden age of video games which ended promptly in 1987.
Woodstock, New Hampshire

Ice Castles

These towering spires and glowing walls were carefully crafted with hundreds of thousands of icicles.
Lincoln, New Hampshire

The Basin

Even Henry David Thoreau found this glacial pothole irresistible.
Hebron, New Hampshire

Sculptured Rocks

This narrow canyon has been carved by the river over thousands of years into spectacular and curious forms.
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Dinosaur Footprints of Holyoke

A careful eye can find hundreds of dinosaur tracks running along the Connecticut River.
Goshen, Massachusetts

Three Sisters Sanctuary

A stunning garden filled with fantastical environmental folk art and sculptures.
Montague, Massachusetts

The Montague Book Mill

Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.
Concord, Massachusetts

Walden Pond

"the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well . . . The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges."
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Bridge of Flowers

An old trolley bridge converted into a breathtaking garden bursting with colorful flowers.
Sandwich, Massachusetts

The Bulb River

35,000 grape hyacinths flow like water down a garden hill.
Lincoln, Massachusetts

Ponyhenge

No one really knows how these old hobby horses got here, but the herd keeps growing.
Medfield, Massachusetts

Medfield State Hospital

Unlike other abandoned asylums this empty institution welcomes visitors, just don't go in the buildings.
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Hammond Castle Museum

An eccentric inventor's castle home with its own indoor weather system.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Boston, Massachusetts

Central Burying Ground

American revolutionaries and British soldiers alike are buried here in the fourth-ever cemetery in Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts

Rose Kennedy Rose Garden

An easy-to-miss garden in Boston's North End honors the mother of JFK and others who lost children in WWII.