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Tampa, Florida

Gravity Research Foundation Monument

A tribute to a future time when gravity is conquered.
Bradenton, Florida

Braden Castle Ruins

These crumbling foundations are all that remain of the once-stately 1840s manor that gave the town of Bradenton its name.
Ormond Beach, Florida

Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins

The ruins of a once-thriving sugarcane plantation that was burned in the Second Seminole War.
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
Christmas, Florida

Swampy the Alligator

Measuring approximately 200 feet long, Swampy is the world's largest alligator-shaped building.
Estero, Florida

Koreshan State Historic Site

Former utopian colony based on the belief that the universe exists in a hollow sphere.
Saint Albans City, Vermont

Aldis Hill Wolf Monument

Nobody's quite sure who erected this monument marking the spot where a gray wolf was shot and killed.
Boston, Massachusetts

'Frogs in Common'

Created by a local artist, these quirky sculptures each have their own names and personalities.
Boston, Massachusetts

'The Embrace'

This bronze sculpture was inspired by a photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife embracing after he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Los Angeles, California

Stay On Main Hotel

This brightly made over hotel hides decades of suicide, serial killers, and mysterious deaths.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
Pasadena, California

Lucky Baldwin's

A British pub embodies the spirit of a California legend.
Pasadena, California

The Castle Green

Where the rich wintered in Pasadena.
Los Angeles, California

Eagle Rock

The neighborhood of Eagle Rock is named after a gigantic boulder with a shadowy surprise.
Hopkinton, Rhode Island

Enchanted Forest

This fairy tale-themed amusement park is now abandoned, and childhood metaphors abound.
New York, New York

Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain

A reminder to choose water over wine since 1888.
Rochester, New York

Sam Patch's Grave

Known by nicknames like the "Jersey Jumper" and the "Daring Yankee," Patch was the first famous daredevil in the United States.
Bronx, New York

Fordham Cemetery

A small graveyard is hidden in the midst of a bustling university campus.
Irvington, New York

The Armour-Stiner Octagon House

This fancifully decorated Victorian home in New York’s Hudson Valley is the only known fully domed octagonal residence in the United States.
Elmira, New York

Mark Twain's Grave

The little-known final resting place of one of America's greatest writers.
New York, New York

African Burial Ground National Monument

This memorial honors thousands of enslaved Africans and their descendants who died in colonial New York.
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

This once-grand marvel of engineering is now 41 miles of scenic hiking trail.
Nyack, New York

Clausland Mountain Tunnels

These World War I shooting range tunnels are now haunted halls of underground graffiti accessed through the roots of a tree.
Boston, Massachusetts

Statue of Mary Dyer

Dedicated to a colonial woman who was hanged for being a Quaker.