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Rome, Italy

Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari

This delightful little museum is dedicated to only one thing: pasta.
Flanders, New York

Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.
Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford Circus Fire Memorial

Memorial to one of the most fatal fires in both circus and U.S. history.
Hartford, Connecticut

A. Everett Austin Facade House

This stunning Connecticut mansion is actually just a one-room-deep hoax.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Goodspeed Opera House

This opera house along the banks of the Connecticut River has two Tony Awards to its credit but it’s never staged a single opera.
Cheshire, Connecticut

Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum

A museum dedicated to antique toys, collectibles, and nostalgia.
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Dinosaur Footprints of Holyoke

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

Great Scott Moon Rock

An actual piece of the moon brought back to Earth by Apollo 15.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield Armory

The largest collection of historic military firearms in the United States.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Hasbro Gameland

This exhibit is devoted to the games and wonder that Hasbro has brought children worldwide.
New Haven, Connecticut

East Rock Park

Panoramic views of the city of New Haven and the Long Island Sound, with a side of history.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Temple

A gothic church spire sits atop this skyscraper, the tallest church in the world.
Hartford, Connecticut

Charter Oak Frame

A portrait of the Charter Oak hangs in a frame made from the Charter Oak.
Hartford, Connecticut

Statue of Jack the Pardoned Turkey

This sculpture commemorates the first instance of an American president pardoning a turkey.
New Haven, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

While many places make the claim, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger.
Windham, Connecticut

Thread City Crossing Bridge

Public outcry led to this bridge's unique character which celebrates a giant frog battle and also sewing.
Orange, Connecticut

PEZ Visitor Center

The world's largest public collection of PEZ memorabilia.
Windsor, Connecticut

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum

More than a century of radio history is told in these displays.
Groton, Connecticut

Submarine Force Museum

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

Mystic Seaport

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world.
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

Berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat.
Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe Square

The Boston square dedicated to the dark poet who was born nearby.
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
Hartford, Connecticut

Site of the First Public Payphone

An easy-to-miss plaque marks the building that first held this 19th-century telephone innovation.