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Donora, Pennsylvania

Donora Smog Museum and Historical Society

A museum commemorating the Donora Smog, which killed 20 people in October 1948 and sparked national outrage over air pollution.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Immaculate Reception Monument

This spot memorializes one of the greatest plays in NFL history, unless you happen to be a Raiders fan.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

reCARstruction

A giant ball made from pieces of an old Jeep.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Nine Mile Run

This picturesque stream was up until recently the site of a ten story mountain of slag and sewage.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

George A. Romero Bust

An ode to filmmaker George A. Romero, who used the mall to film an iconic horror movie.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Monroeville Mall

The Pennsylvania shopping center was once the setting for the 1978 film, "Dawn of the Dead."
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bacchus House

The god of wine stares out at passersby on this busy Pittsburgh thoroughfare.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Trundle Manor: House of Oddities

House of vintage taxidermy and Steampunk sculptures in a quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Magneto Mural

The Master of Magnetism dominates the walls of a scrap metal yard to keep graffiti artists at bay.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Roslyn Place

The last street in Pittsburgh that's paved with wood.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Homewood Cemetery

A quiet, gothic haven nestled between Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze neighborhoods.
Bedford, Pennsylvania

Koontz Coffee Pot

This titanic java kettle is one of the many kitschy landmarks located along America's OTHER famous highway.
Meadville, Pennsylvania

PennDOT Road Sign Sculpture Garden

The Pennsylvania landscape depicted by a quarter mile of mosaics made from used road signs.
Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown PRT

This university transit system is a 1970's vision of the future.
Farmington, Pennsylvania

Jumonville Glen

The site of the little-known Pennsylvania battle that sparked the Seven Years' War.
Hermitage, Pennsylvania

Avenue of 444 Flags

An American flag was erected for every day that passed during the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
East Liverpool, Ohio

The Starting Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey

After covering almost 1.5 billion acres, the survey's still not finished.
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Fraley's Robot Repair

A retrofuturistic art installation in the Pittsburgh Airport.
Mars, Pennsylvania

Mars Flying Saucer

Could it have picked a better place to land?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Belt System

Color-coded signs direct drivers on a network of routes designed to avoid Pittsburgh traffic.
Millvale, Pennsylvania

Mr. Small's Funhouse

A gothic, 18th-century Catholic church converted into an eccentric temple of music and bacchanalia.
Yarmouth, Massachusetts

The Edward Gorey House

Eclectic collections, artwork, and some feline friends fill the writer's former home.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cathedral of Learning

The largest university building in the West is a gothic masterpiece containing dozens of theme rooms based on different countries.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mellon Institute Columns

Sections of the iconic limestone columns have been left uncleaned as a reminder of the city's polluted past.