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Poolesville, Maryland

Planetary Radio Emissions Discovery Site

Using a massive antenna made up of five miles of wire, two scientists tuned into organic radio waves from the planet Jupiter.
Poolesville, Maryland

John Poole House

Dating to 1793, this is the oldest building in Poolesville.
Homestead, Florida

Robert Is Here

The sign that drew attention to a young boy's cucumber stand is now the name of his fruit superstore.
Germantown, Maryland

Zen College Pagoda

One of only two sites in the United States containing the remains of Buddha.
Fort Madison, Iowa

Fort Madison Bridge

At a mile long, the Fort Madison Bridge is the largest double-decker swing-span bridge in the world.
Donnellson, Iowa

Richard Proenneke Museum

A replica of the self-taught naturalist's iconic cabin stands inside a library near his hometown.
Riverside, Ohio

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Inside houses a vast collection of military aircraft and missiles spanning the ages.
Dayton, Ohio

"Stumpy" John Silver

This stuffed pigeon of war had the very serious name "John Silver" until he lost a leg in battle.
Dayton, Ohio

Grave of Johnny Morehouse

A headstone tells the sad story of a lost little boy and his pet dog.
Dayton, Ohio

SAM 26000

You can walk through the first Boeing Air Force One, which famously carried JFK's casket from Dallas back to D.C.
Dayton, Ohio

The Avrocar

A real flying saucer, contracted by the U.S. Air Force.
Riverside, Iowa

Captain James T. Kirk Future Birthplace

A place of great reverence for Trekkies everywhere, a hero's future birthplace.
Columbus Junction, Iowa

Lover's Leap Swinging Bridge

A warning to the weak-kneed: This narrow bridge does its swinging eight stories high.
Knoxville, Maryland

The Sign Above the Tunnel

This advertisement for talcum powder was painted on the rock face and has since defied removal.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Jefferson Rock

This shale formation along the Appalachian Trail once inspired the third president of the United States.
Baltimore, Maryland

Ministry of Brewing

An abandoned church gets a second life as a massive beer hall and event space.
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
Pikeville, Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Labor provided by Great Depression-era programs restored these 25,000 acres in Tennessee.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ruby Falls

The mysterious wonder of an underground waterfall is illuminated by multicolored lights.
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Lost Sea

Enormous lake at the bottom of a unique cave system.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Wupatki National Monument

This historic national park is covered in the stunning ruins of red rock pueblos.
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

See massive fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-foot-diameter hole is touted as "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
Cooperstown, North Dakota

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site

These former Cold War launch sites have been preserved for tourists to see where the button might have been pushed.