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New Orleans, Louisiana

Congo Square

Once the site of a Native American harvest festival, this humble clearing later played an invaluable role in the birth of jazz.
New Orleans, Louisiana

United Fruit Company Building

The beautiful, fruit-covered facade hints at this building's former life.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tomb of the Unknown Slave

Made of giant chains and hung with shackles, this iron cross honors those unknowns who perished under American slavery.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Eiffel Tower of New Orleans

A little piece of Paris in the sultry south of the U.S.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Plaza Tower

This 45-story tall abandoned skyscraper is the third tallest building in New Orleans and Lousiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park

This whimsical park encourages its visitors and wildlife to roam on and around the various works of art.
New Harmony, Indiana

A Healing Palindrome

A mysterious semicircle of concrete shapes installed in this Indiana town tell a story when pieced together.
Michigan City, Indiana

Mysterious Sinkholes of Mt. Baldy

A chilling disappearance (and rescue) of a child uncovers a geological mystery.
Shoals, Indiana

Jug Rock

The only freestanding table rock formation east of the Mississippi.
Chesterton, Indiana

City West Ghost Town

The site of a 19th century "dream city" that almost rivaled Chicago before being swallowed by the Indiana sand dunes.
Detroit, Michigan

Ernie Harwell Park

This public baseball field is a beloved remainder from of one of the most historic stadiums in the country.
Detroit, Michigan

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

The birthplace of the Ford Model T is now a museum full of antique cars.
Detroit, Michigan

Fisher Body Plant 21

Glass and concrete building designed by Albert Kahn.
Detroit, Michigan

Abandoned Abundant Life Christian Center

An ornate Detroit church, left empty and ravaged by time.
Detroit, Michigan

Motown Museum

Berry Gordy Jr.'s old home and the original headquarters of Motown Record Corporation.
Detroit, Michigan

St. Agnes Church and School

This Detroit ruin was once a gothic bastion of its community, but now it stands as a haunting ruin.
Detroit, Michigan

Grande Ballroom

Abandoned concert venue legendary for its rock counterculture.
Detroit, Michigan

St. Joseph Oratory

Once the tallest building in Detroit, this Gothic church houses some of the oldest stained-glass windows in the country.
Detroit, Michigan

Geodesic Dome House

Concrete igloos standing across from what remains of the Michigan Central train depot.