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Places visited in Durham, North Carolina
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Rougemont, North Carolina

Castle Mont Rouge

A sculptor's dream castle turned fantastical ruin.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

The only structure left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
Beckley, West Virginia

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

A historic coal mine that doubles as a museum and tourist attraction.
Destin, Florida

Destin Fish Museum

Dedicated to the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village."
Paducah, Kentucky

World’s Largest Quilting Needle

A 22-foot stainless steel quilting needle pays tribute to a local connection to fiber arts.
Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.
Paris, Tennessee

Eiffel Tower Park

A 70-foot replica of the famed Eiffel Tower.
Durham, North Carolina

Duke Lemur Center

This research center for rare prosimians is studying how they sleep to help prolong human life.
Durham, North Carolina

Bennett Place

The scene of the largest surrender of Confederate troops at the end of the American Civil War.
Durham, North Carolina

The Can Opener

This too-low North Carolina railroad trestle is still a notorious big rig executioner.
North Adams, Massachusetts

Hoosac Tunnel

The railroad tunnel nicknamed the "Bloody Pit" for taking the lives of hundreds during its construction.
Waltham, Massachusetts

Metropolitan State Hospital (MSH)

Once the largest public hospital for the mentally ill was also surrounded by controversy.
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Bridge of Flowers

An old trolley bridge was converted into a breathtaking garden bursting with colorful flowers.
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Glacial Potholes

Over fifty whirling pools left by the glacial age.
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Poet's Seat Tower

This tall Massachusetts folly got its name thanks to all of the purple prose its vistas inspired.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester State Hospital

A spooky and decrepit mental health facility is slowly being replaced with newer digs.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Higgins Armory Museum

Once a private collection, now the only museum of arms and armor in the Western Hemisphere - CLOSED.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Bancroft Tower

This miniature feudal castle was built on a whim to honor a US Navy pioneer.
Rutland, Massachusetts

Rutland Prison Camp

The ruins of a Massachusetts prison farm can still be found crumbling the woods of a state park.
Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Madame Sherri's Castle

Ruins of the elaborate house where the enigmatic costume designer threw glamorous parties for New York's theatrical elite.
Durham, North Carolina

Durham's Hidden Dinosaur

Don't be surprised if you see a long-necked dinosaur peeking out from among the trees in Northgate Park.