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Islamorada, Florida

Betsy the Lobster

This spiny beast guards an artist's village while vying for the title of largest lobster in the world.
Syracuse, Utah

Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake

The largest island on the great salt lake is home to curious creatures and strange stories.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

The fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Moab, Utah

Mill Creek

A small oasis not far from downtown Moab.
Milford, Connecticut

Aerosol Techniques Factory

This enormous abandoned factory is now a makeshift graffiti gallery.
Hamburg, New Jersey

Hamburg Paper Mill Ruins

Tucked behind New Jersey's abandoned Gingerbread Castle lie the eerie ruins of a once-flourishing paper mill.
Hamburg, New Jersey

The Gingerbread Castle

Once in a state of dilapidation, this candy-inspired fortress is now being revived.
Fallsburg, New York

The Pines Resort

This once sprawling resort now sits abandoned, filled with graffiti and vibrant colors from an era long passed.
Danbury, Connecticut

Hearthstone Castle

A castle inspired by medieval architecture is hidden in the woods of Connecticut.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

African Burial Ground National Monument

This memorial honors thousands of enslaved Africans and their descendants who died in colonial New York.
Ponce Inlet, Florida

Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

The third tallest lighthouse in America once guided author Stephen Crane to safety.
Hallandale Beach, Florida

Pegasus and Dragon

The behemoth beasts engaged in an epic battle is the second-tallest statue in the contiguous United States.
Breezewood, Pennsylvania

Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

An abandoned stretch of highway, deteriorating next to the operational one.
Yonkers, New York

Untermyer Park

America's greatest forgotten garden and the former stomping grounds of Son of Sam.
New York, New York

Marble Hill

Manhattan and the Bronx have been playing tug-of-war over this former island neighborhood for more than a century.
Bronx, New York

West 230th Step Street

The longest step street in the city.
Red Hook, New York

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

A living antique aviation museum in the historic town of Red Hook, New York.
New Paltz, New York

Huguenot Street

The oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
New Windsor, New York

Storm King Art Center

100 massive sculptures in the Hudson River Valley.
Beacon, New York

Ruins of the Mount Beacon Incline Railway

The remains of what was once the world's steepest passenger funicular.
Beacon, New York

Old Beacon Hat Mill

A 19th century hat factory still stands as a crumbling ruin in upstate New York.
Beacon, New York

Madam Brett Park

Home to the abandoned Tioronda Hat Works Factory, this park is a combination of woodlands and marshlands.