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Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador

Dildo, Newfoundland

This oddly named town refuses to change its phallic moniker.
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

Earhart Airfield

From this isolated strip of land in Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Cape Spear Battery

A World War II gun battery sits at the easternmost point of North America.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Apothecary Hall

An old drug store full of mortars and pestles, pill-making machines, and medicines reputed to cure most any illness.
Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

Seven's Pinballorama

Part arcade, part museum, this collection features vintage and modern pinball machines.
Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

This Canadian monument to the man who invented the telephone allows visitors to get up close and personal with the artifacts of his life.
Montville, Connecticut

Supercharged

The world's largest indoor go-kart racetrack is hiding in Connecticut.
Westerville, Ohio

Anti-Saloon League Museum

Artifacts fill the old headquarters of the hugely influential political movement to ban alcohol in the United States.
Columbus, Ohio

Arnold Schwarzenegger Statue

A bronze of the man in all his sinewy glory celebrates his longtime connection to the Ohio city.
Columbus, Ohio

'As We Are'

Known locally as "the giant head," this 14-foot LED sculpture has a photo booth in the neck where you can have a 3D picture taken and displayed.
Columbus, Ohio

Shrum Mound

A 2,000-year-old Adena burial mound located along a busy street in Columbus, Ohio.
Hilliard, Ohio

Early Television Museum

A retro walk through the history of the tube.
Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Red Bay, Labrador

A forlorn fishing village on the coast of Labrador, full of shipwrecks and Spanish gold.
Delaware, Ohio

The Rutherford B. Hayes Birthplace Gas Station

A gas station has taken the place of the home of the 19th American President.
Columbus, Ohio

Eddie Rickenbacker Childhood Home

The childhood home of one of Ohio's favorite sons, pilot and war hero Eddie Rickenbacker.
Mason, New Hampshire

The Uncle Sam House

The childhood home of the meat inspector who would become the face of America.
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the United States.
St. Louis, Missouri

World Chess Hall of Fame

A chessmaster's dream destination.
St. Louis, Missouri

Compton Hill Water Tower

One of few surviving standpipe water towers in the U.S.
St. Louis, Missouri

1904 World's Fair Flight Cage

What was meant to be a temporary exhibit is now a permanent fixture at the St. Louis Zoo filled with beautiful birds.
St. Louis, Missouri

World's Largest Amoco Sign

This titanic oil company sign is a reminder of the Americana boom of the 1970s and also its commoditization.
Rougemont, North Carolina

Castle Mont Rouge

A sculptor's dream castle turned fantastical ruin.
Hildebran, North Carolina

Abandoned Henry River Mill Village

An abandoned village that doubled as "The Hunger Games"' post-apocalyptic wasteland is up for grabs.
Ipswich, Massachusetts

Crane Mansion on Castle Hill

Palatial mansion estate used in films including "Flowers in the Attic" and "The Witches of Eastwick."