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Jackson, New Hampshire

Mount Washington

The highest point in the state of New Hampshire, and while unlikely "the worst weather in the world", it sure seems that way to hikers.
Essex, Connecticut

The Griswold Inn

British troops and Prohibition couldn’t stop this spot from becoming one of the United States' oldest continuously-run taverns.
Riverton, West Virginia

Spruce Knob

Near-constant high winds deform the trees on Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia at 4,683 feet above sea level.
Beckley, West Virginia

Exhibition Coal Mine

An historic coal mine doubling as a museum and tourist attraction.
Newton, Massachusetts

Star Market

This supermarket is suspended 25 feet above an interstate highway.
Buffalo, New York

The Darwin D. Martin House

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest—and favorite—architectural masterpieces was almost lost.
Hartford, Connecticut

Horace Wells Memorial

The tragic tale of the dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia.
Glastonbury, Connecticut

Nike Missile Site HA-26

Inside a state forest, the forgotten remains of a Cold War defensive installation.
Waterbury, Connecticut

Abandoned Fairy Village

A miniature village lies nearly forgotten in the forest by the side of a major highway.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

National Monument to the Forefathers

Plymouth's huge yet little-known memorial to the Pilgrims.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plimoth Plantation

Since 1947, this living history museum has been providing an immersive look at life in Plymouth Colony.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Glenelg, Australia

Archer's Arcadia

Arcade chock-full of old timey, whimsical, hand-cranked automata and peepshows.
Glenelg North, Australia

The Old Gum Tree

The colony of South Australia was proclaimed on a hot December day under a distinctively arched gum tree.
Washington, D.C.

USS Balao Conning Tower

Part of a WWII submarine is lurking outside the Washington Navy Yard parking lot.
McLean, Virginia

Patowmack Canal

The semi-reclaimed ruins of this canal were once part of an ambitious plan to reroute the mighty potomac.
Sleepy Hollow, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Rochester, New York

House of Guitars

The largest guitar store in the world has been visited by some of music's all-time greats passing through upstate New York.
Rochester, New York

The George Eastman Museum

The home, museum, and death site of Kodak's influential founder.
Rome, New York

Erie Canal Village

A historic recreation of the golden age of the Erie Canal now sits dilapidated and abandoned.
Rosendale, New York

Widow Jane Mine

This old cement mine has been used as everything from a mushroom farm to a recording studio.
Chatham, New York

Taconic Sculpture Park

Three acres of mythology-inspired sculptures visible from the highway.
Ithaca, New York

Six Mile Creek

In upstate New York, gorgeous waterfalls and a watermill are slowly being reclaimed by nature.
Richfield Springs, New York

Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History

This roadside dinosaur park offered up lumpy neon thunder lizards in the name of kitsch and education.