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Rochester, New York

The Strong Museum: International Center for the History of Electronic Games

Comprehensive gaming collection of over 30,000 electronic games and consoles.
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

B-1 Flat Top in Oak Ridge

One of the Cemestos prefab homes built to secretly house thousands of Manhattan Project workers.
Orchard Park, New York

Eternal Flame Falls at Chestnut Ridge County Park

A natural gas leak provides a flickering flame beneath a waterfall.
Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

Learn about the last river many crossed to find freedom from slavery in the United States.
Toronto, Ontario

Rock of the Matterhorn

This half-ton piece of the Alps sits at the base of the CN Tower.
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Québec

Hôtel de Glace

This chilly Canadian hotel has a four-month lifespan due to the unusual material it's made of.
Niagara Falls, New York

Book Corner

Western New York's largest independent bookstore doubles as a historical repository of all things Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Niagara Falls, New York

Love Canal Containment Zone

Toxic waste disaster that founded the Superfund program.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
New York, New York

The Real Winnie the Pooh & Pals

The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.
Los Angeles, California

Necromance

Medical and zoological curiosities for sale.
Honeoye Falls, New York

Fairy Houses of Mendon Ponds Park

An unassuming nature trail winds through dozens of tiny houses built for the wee people.
Pittsford, New York

Mushroom House of Rochester

Eclectic architecture in the woods of New York.
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.
Rochester, New York

The National Toy Hall of Fame

A collection of the best toys ever made, The National Toy Hall of Fame is filled with kids, fun, and for some reason, a bird preserve.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

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

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
Phoenix, Arizona

Octobass

The massive, incredibly rare instrument is over 11 feet tall with a range so deep it goes lower than humans can hear.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower Stairs

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Toronto, Ontario

Casa Loma

A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bollards

The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Stock Exchange Building

D.C. once had its own tiny rival to the New York Stock Exchange.