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  • Eyeball Seats

    Eyeball Seats

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Agnes R. Katz Plaza features eyeball seats and a fountain by Louise Bourgeois.

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  • Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish

    Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish

    Linesville, Pennsylvania

    At the Pymatuning Reservoir, a place where the fish are so plentiful, the ducks walk across them. At the spillway, hurl bread and watch the action!

  • Mutter Museum

    Mutter Museum

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    A fun medical museum of human pathology, but so dignified that you almost forget that you're looking at skulls, conjoined twins, and a giant colon.

  • Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Tour

    Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Tour

    Ashland, Pennsylvania

    Travel by rail a third of a mile into a mountain to experience the dark, chilly world of an anthracite coal mine. The mine closed in 1931; it's been open as an attraction since 1962.

  • Haines Shoe House

    Haines Shoe House

    Hallam, Pennsylvania

    Tour a shoe-shaped home along the Lincoln Highway, built by a shoe businessman as a promotional gimmick.

  • Hershey's Chocolate Factory Tour

    Hershey's Chocolate Factory Tour

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    The real chocolate factory tour is long gone, replaced by an automated ride, mega-gift store, and a pervasive, consumer-overload-experience of candied goodness.

  • Insectarium


    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Pet a hissing cockroach and skeeve at a demonstration kitchen, sealed in plexiglass, that's been deliberately infested with roaches.

  • St. John Neumann: Saint In Glass

    St. John Neumann: Saint In Glass

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Bones of an American saint, laid out wearing his pointy bishop miter and robes. Slivers from his coffin are for sale in the gift shop.

  • Grumman Greenhouse

    Grumman Greenhouse

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Why is everyone ignoring the crashed plane outside of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts? Because it's art.

  • Eastern State Penitentiary Tours

    Eastern State Penitentiary Tours

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Old, imposing prison has always been a choice destination for tourists and ghost-hunters.

  • 5,000 Relics in St. Anthony's Chapel

    5,000 Relics in St. Anthony's Chapel

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    World's largest public collection of Catholic relics, holy bodily remains in Pittsburgh's bit o' heaven, a chapel built specifically for their display.

  • Randyland


    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Two multi-story buildings and an adjacent lot have been transformed into a candy-colored playscape by resident artist Randy Gilson.

  • Roadside America: The Attraction

    Roadside America: The Attraction

    Shartlesville, Pennsylvania

    Miniature railroad and tiny motorized tableaux of mid-20th century, mid-America life.

  • Trundle Manor - House of Oddities

    Trundle Manor - House of Oddities

    Swissvale, Pennsylvania

    Curated by artists Mr. Arm and Velda von Minx, Trundle Manor exhibits dead things in jars, vintage taxidermy, antique medical devices, weaponry, coffins, sculptures and more.

  • America on Wheels Museum

    America on Wheels Museum

    Allentown, Pennsylvania

    An eclectic collection of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and even a celebrity bicycle.

  • Coffee Pot-Shaped Building

    Coffee Pot-Shaped Building

    Bedford, Pennsylvania

    Built in the 1920s as a luncheonette, then fell into disrepair. Now it's a civic symbol restored to its Jazz Age glory.

  • Zippo Lighter Visitors Center

    Zippo Lighter Visitors Center

    Bradford, Pennsylvania

    A well-funded company museum, devoted to an iconic product that's been collectible for longer than most of us have been alive.

  • Centralia Mine Fire

    Centralia Mine Fire

    Centralia, Pennsylvania

    Coal veins burning since 1961, almost all of the buildings and people are gone. Unsafe ground, noxious gases -- be careful.

  • World's Largest Hamburgers

    World's Largest Hamburgers

    Clearfield, Pennsylvania

    Denny's Beer Barrel Pub enjoys making burgers bigger than your head, all the way up to the insane 123-pounder.

  • Mercer Museum: Concrete Castle

    Mercer Museum: Concrete Castle

    Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Not only a historic gallows, but hundreds of bizarre artifacts -- such as a vampire-killing kit -- exhibited in a castle made of concrete.

  • Night of the Living Dead Cemetery

    Night of the Living Dead Cemetery

    Evans City, Pennsylvania

    The graveyard where the opening scene was filmed from the movie that eventually turned zombies into a pop culture commodity. A zombie fan pilgrimage site.

  • Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

    Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

    Frackville, Pennsylvania

    A nice restaurant, but we visit mainly for the disturbing statue.

  • Cabela's: High Temple of Taxidermy

    Cabela's: High Temple of Taxidermy

    Hamburg, Pennsylvania

    "World's Foremost Outfitter" is the big box chain of hunting and taxidermy. Free wildlife exhibits.

  • National Civil War Museum

    National Civil War Museum

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Bills itself as "the largest museum in the world dedicated solely to the Civil War." Don't miss the bloody battlefield amputation diorama, and a chance to pepper touch screen Abraham Lincoln with questions.

  • AACA Museum and Museum of Bus Transportation

    AACA Museum and Museum of Bus Transportation

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    A dozen restored highway haulers highlight this indoor "national showplace" of the bus industry, part of the AACA Museum.

  • Laurel Caverns - Cave Mini Golf

    Laurel Caverns - Cave Mini Golf

    Hopwood, Pennsylvania

    18 holes of golf in a fake cave above Pennsylvania's largest commercial cave.

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