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Lancaster, Massachusetts

The Big Apple of New England

The biggest apple in all of New England stands 10 feet tall and weighs over 1,000 pounds.
Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock Town Crier

A bygone village occupation lives on via this quaint public chalkboard.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Necco Wafer Sculpture

A tiny monument to the classic American candy.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kennedy Biscuit Lofts

Whimsical cookie-themed plaques mark the birthplace of the Fig Newton.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cosmic Moose and Grizzly Bear’s Ville

One man's psychedelic fence is painted with his cacophonous folk art musings on the world.
Moscow, Maine

Million Dollar Birdhouse Wall

A collection of birdhouses await curious motorists and avian squatters.
Québec City, Québec

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
Québec City, Québec

Old Québec Funicular

This steep cable railway has been hoisting passengers in the heart of Québec City for over a century.
Providence, Rhode Island

‘Time Wave’

A work of art that pays homage to a Victorian timepiece in Providence.
Salem, Massachusetts

Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie

Visit a sweet shop selling one of the first candies ever made and sold in America.
Boston, Massachusetts

Ted Williams Tunnel Plaque

A dedication plaque on this Boston tunnel is a microcosm of a massive, controversy-laden construction project.
Sherborn, Massachusetts

Emily the Cow Statue

Dedicated to a local cow who escaped a slaughterhouse and became an international symbol of peace.
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Precious Blood Cemetery

This cemetery is home to numerous granite headstones that are works of art unto themselves.
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Interchange Spiral

Must form and function forever remain at odds? Not if the Florida Department of Transportation has its way.
St. Augustine, Florida

Sir Winston Churchill's Lion 'Rota'

A lion given to the prime minister somehow got stuffed and sent to Florida.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Love Trees of St. Augustine

Intertwined, interspecies trees which locals believe can grant boons to lovers.
St. Augustine, Florida

Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone

In this case, 'zero' marks the spot where the iconic Old Spanish Trail ends.
St. Augustine, Florida

Treasury Street

St. Augustine's record-setting narrow street was designed to protect against pirates.
St. Augustine, Florida

Monson Steps

The site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s arrest as he attempted to have lunch.
Golden, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

The warmth and creative kitsch of a quilt engulf every patron who visits.
Morrison, Colorado

Dinosaur Ridge

See 150 million-year-old dinosaur tracks and bones dating back to the Jurassic period.
Boothbay, Maine

Guardians of the Seeds Trolls

Five mythical trolls have taken up residence in woods and hidden on paths at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Chicago, Illinois

Beginning (and End) of Historic Route 66

A journey begins with a single step, and for many, the road-trip of a lifetime started at this Chicago intersection.
Shelburne, Vermont

Shelburne Farms

A massive sustainable farm designed by the mastermind behind Central Park.