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Logan, Ohio

Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum

It took more than 20 years and a sharp eye for one man to assemble this quirky collection.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Point Pleasant Battlefield Memorial

The site of the one and only battle of Lord Dunmore's War.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

TNT Area

These rows of World War II-era bunkers were the scene of some of the infamous Mothman sightings.
Beckley, West Virginia

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

A historic coal mine that doubles as a museum and tourist attraction.
Rock, West Virginia

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

This abandoned amusement park was built on a site with a dark history.
Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A particularly creepy abandoned hospital that sparks interest for lovers of the supernatural.
Oak Hill, West Virginia

Hank Williams Death Monument

A humble plaque marks the site where the country music legend was found dead in his Cadillac.
Cleveland, Ohio

Franklin Castle

A history of tragedy and a pile of eerie stories have contributed to this house's consistent ranking as one of the most haunted places in Ohio.
Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown PRT

This university transit system is a 1970's vision of the future.
Cleveland, Ohio

Cuyahoga Jack-Knife Bridge #464

An abandoned, rusty old relic of railroad history stands at attention over the Cuyahoga River.
Warren, Ohio

David Grohl Alley

This alley-cum-fan gallery in the ex-Nirvana drummer's hometown holds the world's largest drumsticks.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
Oak Hill, West Virginia

Glen Jean School

An abandoned 1920s school with a mysterious history.
Athens, Ohio

Athens Lunatic Asylum

An abandoned asylum incorporated into a college campus.
Columbus, Ohio

'As We Are'

Known locally as "the giant head," this 14-foot LED sculpture has a photo booth in the neck where you can have a 3D picture taken and displayed.
Columbus, Ohio

Arnold Schwarzenegger Statue

A bronze of the man in all his sinewy glory celebrates his longtime connection to the Ohio city.
Columbus, Ohio

Gates of Hell

The entrance to this sinisterly named tunnel hides behind a Tim Hortons.
Mansfield, Ohio

The Shawshank Trail

Superfans of The Shawshank Redemption can take a driving tour of most of the films real locations.
Nelsonville, Ohio

Nelsonville Brick Park

This park pays homage to the region's rich industrial history of brick making.
Wexford, Pennsylvania

Fountain of Youth

A stone arch leads to a cavernous 1930s spring house tucked away in the Pennsylvania woods.
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Rivendell

You may recognize this beautiful grove within Kaitoke Regional Park as location of the house of Elrond.
Richmond, Virginia

James River Park Pipeline Walkway

Heron, whitewater rapids, and urban industrialism all add to the beauty of this concrete nature walk.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from Athena.