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Fairfield, Ohio

Jungle Jim's International Market

An unusual, super-sized grocery adventure awaits in an Ohio suburb.
Dearborn, Michigan

Edison's Last Breath

A seal test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's dying breath was given to the inventor's friend and mentee, Henry Ford.
Dearborn, Michigan

Dymaxion House

The only surviving prototype for Buckminster Fuller's house of the future.
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
Sanborn, New York

Native American Museum of Art

This diamond in the rough outside Niagara Falls preserves and celebrates Iroquois culture.
Buffalo, New York

H. H. Richardson Complex

A beautifully designed asylum, left to deteriorate, gets resurrected as a hotel and art center with a ghost story or two.
Buffalo, New York

Blue Sky Mausoleum

This unique crypt designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his longtime friend was not completed in either man's lifetime.
Buffalo, New York

The Darwin D. Martin House

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest—and favorite—architectural masterpieces was almost lost.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Tesla Monument

Niagara Falls holds a special place in Nikola Tesla's history, so they put a statue on it.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Brock's Monument

This seemingly cursed monument is dedicated to one of Canada's great war heroes.
Lincoln, Ontario

Grande Hermine

The third version of this tall sailing ship sits, rusted and burnt, in Lake Ontario.
Bradford, Pennsylvania

Zippo/Case Museum

This collection honors the iconic, and proudly American lighter that just won't quit.
Buffalo, New York

Giant Victorian Head Replica

This massive melon is a recreation of a similar gate from the Pan-American Expo.
Buffalo, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

This restored house is like a time capsule of the president's unconventional inauguration.
Alden, New York

Town Line, New York

The "last holdout of the Confederacy” actually sat at the edge of the Canadian border.
Buffalo, New York

Pierce-Arrow Museum

This Buffalo museum hides an Art Deco gas station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Perrysburg, New York

J.N. Adam Memorial Hospital

An abandoned tuberculosis hospital moulders on into an uncertain future.
Buffalo, New York

Blocher Memorial

An elaborate memorial to a man local legend says died of a broken heart.
Buffalo, New York

Silo City

Buffalo's abandoned concrete grain elevators are getting a second life.
Eden, New York

Original American Kazoo Company

This two-room factory has been cranking out the musical signifier of zaniness for a century.
Corning, New York

Corning Museum of Glass

Dedicated to the art and science of glass in equal measure, this space is as much laboratory as museum.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.