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Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

A simple but powerful tribute to the 20 victims of the 1692 witch trials.
Ranier, Minnesota

Big Vic Voyageur Statue

This 25-foot-tall statue was built as a protest to a property dispute.
Newport, Rhode Island

Gravelly Point

The site of a pirate crew's last days.
Helsinki, Finland

Lyhdynkantajat (The Lantern Bearers)

These enormous, stern-faced statues greet visitors with lanterns, and sometimes costumes.
Pompeii, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

The only structure left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mount Trashmore

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

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Step inside Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
Rio Vista, California

Foster's Big Horn

Over 300 taxidermied animals in a Californian restaurant make for a taxidermist's dream and an animal lover's nightmare.
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
Beacon, New York

Bannerman's Castle

Collapsing castle on the Hudson river was once the storage site of military surplus business.
Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

The world's largest piece of copyrighted artwork.
Clermont, Florida

The Citrus Tower

An icon among Florida's pre-Disney tourist attractions.
Carlstadt, New Jersey

The Meadowlands

Infamous marsh filled with toxic waste, World War II-era London rubble, and dead mobsters galore.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mummers Museum

A museum dedicated to the strange and extravagant costumes and memorabilia of the mummers, a tradition older than Philadelphia itself.
Monte di Cuma, Italy

Cave of the Sibyl - Antro della Sibilla

Virgil's many-mouthed gateway to the underworld.
Poplar Branch, North Carolina

Grave Digger's Dungeon

The Cadillac Ranch for monster truck aficionados.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Waukegan, Illinois

Dead River

A river with some unusual, and occasionally dangerous, habits.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Orlando's Column in Dubrovnik

An ancient knight and a symbol of the city's freedom.