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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.
Industry, Pennsylvania

Merrill Lock No. 6

One of the oldest surviving lock houses on the Ohio River.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Armstrong Tunnel

This quarter-mile tunnel under the Bluff in Pittsburgh bends at a 45-degree angle.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Misty of Chincoteague

The taxidermy remains of the most popular pony in children's literature.
Chincoteague, Virginia

Captain Joshua L. Chandler's Grave

The solitary grave of a schooner captain killed by lightning while serving biscuits.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
Winchester, Virginia

Patsy Cline's Childhood Home and Grave

The Grand Ole Opry's big voice came from a small home in rural Virginia where she was eventually buried.
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George Washington's Bathtub

Berkeley Hot Springs presents to you "the only outdoor monument to presidential bathing."
Middletown, Maryland

The (First) Washington Monument

Built by the patriotic residents of Boonsboro in a single day.
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Jim Thorpe Monument

An Olympic hero stripped of his medals is buried in a town he never visited, which took his name after his death.
Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Coudersport Ice Mine

Contrary to what one might expect, ice forms inside this small cavern during the summer and melts during the winter.
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Pine Creek Gorge

This lush forest valley was once mined for lumber to the extent that it was once nicknamed "The Pennsylvania Desert."
Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia Ghost Town Church

A mine fire has been burning under the deserted town since 1962, but this church is still going strong.
Milford, Pennsylvania

Grey Towers

One of the U.S. Forest Service's only mansions is outfitted with a dinner table for floating food.
Archbald, Pennsylvania

Archbald Pothole

It would take 35 firetrucks to fill this enormous glacial pothole.
Austin, Pennsylvania

Austin Dam

When the Austin Dam failed it destroyed much of Austin...and then it failed again.
Brookville, Pennsylvania

Scripture Rocks Heritage Park

Dozens upon dozens of boulders engraved with scripture tell the story of one man's troubled life.
Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania

Kinzua Bridge

Once the "Eighth Wonder of the World," this iron railroad bridge was decimated by a tornado.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Former Pittsburgh Stock Exchange

When oil was discovered just outside of Pittsburgh, the city became home to this regional stock market.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

General Sickles's Wound Marker

This monument marks the beginning journey of a wounded soldier's leg that ended up almost two states away.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Jennie Wade House

Home of the only civilian casualty at the Battle of Gettysburg.