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Wantage, New Jersey

High Point Monument

The highest point in New Jersey is marked by a massive, if simply named, obelisk.
Kennerdell, Pennsylvania

Rockland (Woodhill) Tunnel

An abandoned railroad tunnel transformed into a creepy path for hikers and cyclists.
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Sarris Candies Factory

Nothing says indulgence like a 1,500-pound chocolate castle.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Somerset, Pennsylvania

Statue of Jackson the Elephant

In the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, a statue memorializing a prolific bull elephant.
Linesville, Pennsylvania

Linesville Spillway

"Where the ducks walk on fish."
St Marys, Pennsylvania

Decker's Chapel

A tiny one-room church built after one man's prayer for healing was answered.
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Jimmy Stewart Museum

The hometown of movie legend, military officer and All-American guy next door, honors this great actor.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherdstown Public Library

The "All-Seeing Eye of God" symbol on this library is a clue to one of the many former lives of this building.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Winter Mausoleum

An imposing pair of sphinxes stand guard outside this Egyptian Revival tomb.
Orchard Park, New York

Eternal Flame Falls at Chestnut Ridge County Park

A natural gas leak provides a flickering flame beneath a waterfall.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
San Antonio, Texas

Rosita's Bridge

An ivy-covered arch bridge dedicated to Tejano music singer and legend Rosita Fernandez.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Cat Graves

Two small markers remember the Alamo's feline protectors.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
Austin, Texas

Treaty Oak

This massive oak tree has ties to the first native tribes of the region and the founders of Texas.
New York, New York

The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.
Eglon, West Virginia

Our Lady of the Pines

This claimant to the title of "smallest church in the 48 states" doubles as an equally tiny, quasi-post office.
Eglon, West Virginia

Hoye-Crest

The highest point in Maryland is only accessible by hiking through another state.
Riverton, West Virginia

Spruce Knob

Near-constant high winds deform the trees on Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia.
Farmington, Pennsylvania

General Braddock's Gravesite(s)

The penultimate and final resting places of British General Edward Braddock—minus a few bits and pieces.
Moundsville, West Virginia

Grave Creek Mound

The largest burial mound in the United States holds the remains of prehistoric West Virginians.
Moundsville, West Virginia

West Virginia State Penitentiary

Beyond the usual stories that attend old prisons, this one has deep bloody undercurrents.
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Cascade Park

This public space is speckled with the eerie remnants of a defunct amusement park.