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Abandoned fort ruins
Queens, New York

Fort Totten

Read between the lines of the subway map to find the hidden abandoned Civil War fort.
40.7927, -73.7766
135 ft Peachoid water tower
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
35.0953, -81.6859
Porta Nigra viewed from the south
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
49.7597, 6.6441
Karl Marx birthplace in Trier, Germany
Trier, Germany

Karl Marx House

The birthplace of Karl Marx is now a museum dedicated to the communist revolutionary's life and work.
49.7539, 6.6357
Anne Frank by Jimmy C, next to an ape holding a phone and a camera
Berlin, Germany

Haus Schwarzenberg Street Art Alley

A narrow passage next to a cafe leads to a courtyard exploding with murals, tags, and paste-ups.
52.5243, 13.4025
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial holocaust memorial.
52.5139, 13.3789
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Gesundbrunnen Bunker - Entrance from inside
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Unterwelten (Subterranean Berlin)

A tour of underground Berlin takes you through WWII air raid shelters and tunnels used to smuggle people out of East Germany.
52.5478, 13.3893
Brooklyn, New York

Pencil Factory

Once part of a vast Pencil empire and where the first colored pencils were produced.
40.7297, -73.9576
September 2017
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Interpret cryptic messages in the NY sidewalk.
40.7439, -73.9923
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
40.8042, -76.3409
Einstein's Brain Slides
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain.
39.9535, -75.1768
Wheaton Station Escalator
Silver Spring, Maryland

Wheaton Station Escalator

The longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere takes over three minutes to ride down.
39.0384, -77.0507
Young Skeletons
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln.
39.0087, -77.0531
One of the original torpedoes is still on display.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space.
38.8049, -77.0398
Gravelly Point Park
Arlington, Virginia

Gravelly Point Park

This lovely picnic spot featuring thunderous jet landings is an aircraft spotter’s dream.
38.8644, -77.0393
Roanoke Star
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
37.2508, -79.9328
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
Bunny Man Bridge
Fairfax Station, Virginia

Bunny Man Bridge

This Virginia railway overpass is said to be haunted by a serial killer in a rabbit costume.
38.7953, -77.3663
Foamhenge. (Stephanie RiCharde/Atlas Obscura)
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the monument made using Styrofoam.
38.8816, -77.4863
Star Market jutting out over the highway
Newton, Massachusetts

Star Market

This supermarket is suspended 25 feet above an interstate highway.
42.3506, -71.2089
A man attempts to reach the flag during the courtesy round of the Greasy Pole
Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Greasy Pole at Saint Peter's Fiesta

In Gloucester, Massachussets, fishermen celebrate a successful year at sea by charging a lubed pole to capture an Italian flag.
42.6085, -70.6671