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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Indian Echo Caverns

These tourist trap caverns are said to be the former home of a legendary Pennsylvania Hermit.
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Kelly Slater Statue

A tribute to a hometown hero and surfing legend.
Lacey Township, New Jersey

Popcorn Park Zoo

A unusual sanctuary for abused and exotic animals in South Jersey.
Pine Swamp, Pennsylvania

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

A well-preserved example of an early industrial operation in the northeastern United States.
Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Gargoyle Fountain

Outside a small brewery, a Gothic fountain that once provided water to thirsty horses.
Reading, Pennsylvania

Witch's Hat Pavilion

This semi-spooky remnant of an abandoned hotel provides fantastic views.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Church Brew Works

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

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

The sounds of the world's largest fully functioning pipe organ dazzle shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy's.
Lititz, Pennsylvania

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

Don't get it twisted: This is the oldest pretzel bakery in the United States.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

ATLAS-I

This pseudo-steampunk weapons facility is the world's largest wood and glue structure, and packs quite a wallop.
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Washington, D.C.

Theodore Roosevelt Island

The national park was once a plantation estate.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tiffany Glass Mural "The Dream Garden"

Mural made of 100,000 pieces of hand blown glass, and until recently, the largest glass mural in the US.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Moon Tree

A clone-tree in Washington Square Park sprung from seeds that went to the Moon and back.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
Denver, Colorado

Carpio Sanguinette Park

An innovative local park built from an abandoned sewage treatment plant.
Denver, Colorado

American Museum of Western Art

The huge collection of paintings of the American West is one of Denver's best-kept secrets.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
Denver, Colorado

Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol

The spot in the Mile-High City that's exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (at least for now).
Denver, Colorado

Denver Omelet Plaque

This sidewalk tribute honors Colorado's great culinary creation.
Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower

A focal point of in Denver’s skyline for over a century, inspired by a Venetian basilica.
Riverside, Ohio

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Inside houses a vast collection of military aircraft and missiles spanning the ages.