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Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
Catskill, New York

Catskill Game Farm

The abandoned ruins of America's first private zoo are open for exploration in the Catskills.
Saratoga Springs, New York

Petrified Sea Garden

The first evidence of some of the Earth's earliest life was found in this fossilized undersea grotto.
Saratoga Springs, New York

Spit and Spat

Two mermen, eternally spitting into each other's mouths.
Saratoga Springs, New York

Orenda Spring Tufa

A beautiful multicolored mound formed by the mineral deposits of the Orenda Spring.
Troy, New York

Woodside

A man used his Civil War-era fortune to build this sanctuary in memory of his wife.
Menands, New York

World’s Largest Nipper Statue

This giant monument of the RCA mascot is a beloved fixture in Albany, New York.
Schenectady, New York

Vedder Family Cemetery

The small burial plot is located in a mall parking lot.
Cohoes, New York

Site of the Cohoes Mastodon

A 13,000-year-old mastodon skeleton was found during the construction of a 19th-century New York mill.
Troy, New York

Grave of Uncle Sam

The original Uncle Sam was actually a New York meatpacker who is buried under this historic grave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Church Brew Works

A restored Pittsburgh house of God has been converted to a marvelous house of suds.
Rock, West Virginia

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

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

Mount Wood Castle and Cemetery

This abandoned dream castle and its cemetery look out over the struggling city that once inspired their creation.
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.
Lewisburg, West Virginia

Lost World Caverns

Home of a 28-foot tall stalagmite known as the War Club.
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
Schroon Lake, New York

Abandoned Frontier Town

This theme park in Upstate New York boomed in the heyday of the Western, but went bust like an old ghost town.