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Carmel Hamlet, New York

New York's Chuang Yen Monastery

The largest Buddha statue in the Western Hemisphere is just 50 miles north of NYC.
Hancock, New York

Delaware Delicacies Smokehouse

At this small shop off a dirt road in the forest, the specialty is eel the owner caught and smoked himself.
Eastham, Massachusetts

Captain Edward Penniman House

The Cape Cod house that whaling built.
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri Heart-Shaped Traffic Lights

Instead of solid circles, the stoplights in this northern Icelandic town have glowing red hearts.
Iceland

Hengifoss

The bright red stripes streaking across the rocks are the star feature at this Icelandic waterfall.
Wantage, New Jersey

High Point Monument

The highest point in New Jersey is marked by a massive, if simply named, obelisk.
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
Fire Island, New York

Fire Island Lighthouse

A historic lighthouse steeped in rumors of ghost and pirate stories.
Stamford, Connecticut

Stamford's Miniature Ghost Town

Forgotten under the construction of a new urban roadway is a small, abandoned part of town.
New York, New York

Marie's Crisis

Those belting out show tunes might not realize this piano bar marks the site where Thomas Paine died in 1809.
Dublin, Ireland

Phil Lynott Statue

A statue in the center of Dublin dedicated to one of their favorite sons of rock & roll.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kleine Trippenhuis

One of Amsterdam's narrowest houses is located right across the canal from its widest.
Kennebunkport, Maine

Seashore Trolley Museum

The world's oldest and largest museum of mass transit vehicles.
York, Maine

Wiggly Bridge

True to its name, this bouncy walkway may be the world’s smallest suspension bridge.
Kirkland, Washington

Truck-Eating Bridge

A normal, unassuming pedestrian overpass has been the demise of many, many trucks.
Eastport, Maine

Small Town X Fisherman Statue

Built for television, this statue now serves as an unlikely memorial to a fireman who died on 9/11.
Lubec, Maine

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

This candy-striped tower is the furthest east you can go in the United States.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Savings Bank Subway Branch

Before online banking and smartphone apps, there was "commuter banking" in the subway in Downtown Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Love Lane

Love is in the air along the small street in Brooklyn.
Queens, New York

Fountain of the Planet of the Apes

No monkeying around, this fountain was really named after the classic sci-fi film.
New York, New York

Okapi Taxidermy Diorama

This impressive scene portrays the elusive forest giraffe of Central Africa.