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Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Thurmond, West Virginia

Thurmond, West Virginia

Once connected to the outside world by a single train track, a boomtown-turned-ghost town.
Oak Hill, West Virginia

Hank Williams Death Monument

A humble plaque marks the site where the country music legend was found dead in his Cadillac.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

Nuttallburg

Hikers can still stroll beneath the long conveyer of this abandoned mining facility hidden in a West Virginia river gorge.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Museum

A small storefront museum explores the history and myth of West Virginia's famous urban legend.
Apalachicola, Florida

John Gorrie Ice Machine Museum

Of course the guy with the first patent for an ice machine lived in Florida.
Bartow, Florida

Grave of 'America's Oldest Man'

Charlie Smith was almost certainly not 137 years old when he died, but why let that get in the way of a great story?
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

The highway's southernmost spot is a beloved local attraction.
Kissimmee, Florida

Monument of States

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, rocks and fossils from every U.S. state were collected into a pyramid of national unity.
Palm Coast, Florida

The Rocks - Washington Oaks State Park

A secret, rocky playground hidden amongst the plain white beaches of the Florida coast.