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Savannah, Georgia

1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron

A monument to one of the few Olympic flames ever to be lit outside of the host city.
Albany, Georgia

Ray Charles Memorial

Dedicated to the "King of Soul."
Louisville, Ohio

Molly Stark Sanatorium

This former tuberculosis treatment facility now stands at the center of a public park.
Akron, Ohio

B.F. Goodrich Co. Smokestacks

This former factory has deep ties to rubber production in Akron.
Cleveland, Ohio

Sidaway Bridge

The ruins of the suspension bridge hang over Kingsbury Run as a ghost of racial prejudice.
East Cleveland, Ohio

Warner and Swasey Observatory

This lovely university observatory continues to sit abandoned since its potential savior was sent to jail for fraud.
Cleveland, Ohio

A Christmas Story House and Museum

The home made famous by the 1983 holiday classic is now a perfectly preserved shrine to the movie.
McArthur, Ohio

Moonville Tunnel

The only remnant of a small mining town is an abandoned railroad tunnel that is steeped in ghostly lore.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fort Pitt Blockhouse

The last remnants of Fort Pitt also hold the distinction of being the oldest structure west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Arsenal Park

This public park was the site of the largest civilian disaster of the Civil War.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Paramount Film Exchange

Once used to screen films for theater owners to rent, this historic building is now a start up hub.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bicycle Heaven

With 3,000 bikes on display, the world's largest bicycle museum includes some famous rarities.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Westinghouse Atom Smasher

This icon of the Atomic Age now lays dormant.
Braddock, Pennsylvania

Carrie Furnaces

These disused steel furnaces are now haunting ruins that may one day be a national park.
Dawson, Pennsylvania

Body Farm in Pennsylvania

A macabre farm reserved part of its 222-acres for dead bodies, all in the name of science.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

West End Overlook

The only way to see Pittsburgh is from the top of this lookout point, just like the ancient members of the native peoples did.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Church Brew Works

A restored Pittsburgh house of God has been converted to a marvelous house of suds.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Hoover-Mason Trestle

The internal railway of one of the biggest steel plants in America has been transformed into a linear park with unique industrial views.
Oak Park, Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

The first home and studio that belonged to the famous architect.
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

One of the oldest, tallest, and most haunted lighthouses in America.
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fort Clinch

Used as a military post in three different engagements, this fort has remained incomplete and unfired upon for nearly 200 years.
Anaheim, California

Walt Disney’s Lamp

Allegedly haunted by Walt Disney himself, this inconspicuous lamp is always kept lit in his honor.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

DuBignon Cemetery

A modest walled graveyard where nobody is actually buried.
Jacksonville, Florida

Fort Caroline National Memorial

This replica of a 16th-century French settlement memorializes one of the earliest attempts at a European settlement in North America.