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  • The Kinzua Viaduct

    The Kinzua Viaduct

    Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania

    Longest, tallest railroad bridge in the country -- until a 2003 tornado destroyed it, leaving a fascinating ruin.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Gettysburg Museum of History

    Gettysburg Museum of History

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Erik Dorr's personal collection of historic relics includes a bloodstained piece of Hitler's suicide couch, Marilyn Monroe's bra, and JFK's underpants.

  • 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.

  • Creeper Gallery

    Creeper Gallery

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    Weird Gothic art, eerie antiques, and an entire room of genuinely haunted relics. Owner Donna Marian is there every Sunday.

  • Mummers Museum

    Mummers Museum

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    A neighborhood museum dedicated to the human party favors -- The Mummers -- who parade through Philadelphia each New Year's Day.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Coffee Pot

    The Coffee Pot

    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.

  • Big Jim: Giant Gunslinger

    Big Jim: Giant Gunslinger

    Bentleyville, Pennsylvania

    A gunslinger, 20 feet tall with an impressively long barrel on his six-shooter, defends a motel.

  • Eerily Lit Steelworks Hulk

    Eerily Lit Steelworks Hulk

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    Rusting remnants of the old Bethlehem Steel plant are brought to a strange kind of life with Frankenstein lighting and a convenient casino.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Odd statue stood for years next to a restaurant and motel, but was removed in March 2022. Now stands in a downtown empty lot. Repainted in April 2023.

  • Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

    Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Bronze statues of 19th century Abraham Lincoln and what sure looks like an awestruck 20th century pop singer.

  • Lincoln Train Museum

    Lincoln Train Museum

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Miniature trains, plus nostalgia and pop culture memorable -- but the real draw here is the opportunity to ride aboard a replica Lincoln Funeral Train with your host: Abe's ghost.

  • Jennie Wade, Biscuit Martyr: See the Bullet Hole

    Jennie Wade, Biscuit Martyr: See the Bullet Hole

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    20-year old Jennie Wade was baking biscuits when a stray bullet killed her. Pose with her statue out front, tour the house, stick your finger in the bullet hole. Open since 1906.

  • Civil War Tails: Miniature Catfight

    Civil War Tails: Miniature Catfight

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    Elaborate dioramas are populated by thousands of tiny hand-made cats in Civil War uniforms.

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