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New Braunfels, Texas

Naegelin's Bakery

Texas's oldest bakery serves authentic German pastries, including legendary strudel.
Townsend, Tennessee

Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church

This building contains handprints that are well over a century old.
Nashville, Tennessee

Bridgestone Arena Smilodon Bones

These fossilized remains of an ancient saber-toothed cat inspired the mascot of Nashville's NHL team.
Chillicothe, Ohio

Hopewell Culture National Historic Park

The mounds at this site were reconstructed with the help of archaeologists and historians.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Botanical Building and Lily Pond

Built for an exposition in 1915, these horticultural displays have stood the test of time.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Anaheim, California

Walt Disney’s Bench

Inspiration struck on this seat outside the Griffith Park merry-go-round.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.
London, England

Topolski's 'Memoir of the Century'

Tucked inside a South Bank bar is an epic expressionist chronicle of the 20th century.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

Castle Williams

In its day this historic fort held 100 cannons pointed in almost every direction to protect New York.
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
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.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
Nashville, Tennessee

8th Avenue Reservoir

In 1912, a broken section of the reservoir wall released millions of gallons of water and destroyed many homes downhill.
Nashville, Tennessee

Lane Motor Museum

Located inside a former bread factory, this museum explores a century of transportation history through innovations that were extraordinary or failures—sometimes both.
Hartsville, Tennessee

Hartsville Nuclear Plant

This abandoned nuclear cooling tower casts a shadow over a bucolic town.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Washington, D.C.

The Lockkeeper's House

A derelict bit of infrastructure from the canal that once ran through D.C. is landlocked in the heart of the city.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Gas Station

This seemingly out-of-place gas station by the Watergate hotel was once described as the most expensive gas station in the world.
Washington, D.C.

First FDR Memorial

One of the most influential presidents in U.S. history wanted only this plain, elegant monument as his lasting memorial.
Washington, D.C.

D.C. War Memorial

An overlooked memorial honoring the local Washington residents who died in World War I.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel Propeller

While most wind tunnels test scale models, the "Cave of Winds" was large enough for actual airplanes.