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Accokeek, Maryland

Marshall Hall

The ruins of an 18th-century mansion that was once named "Mistake" by the man who had it built.
Vienna, Virginia

Salsbury Spring

The last vestige of a once substantial orchard and farm in the suburbs of Northern Virginia.
Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress Card Catalog

A nostalgic bibliographic gem.
Tampa, Florida

Roland M. Manteiga Statue

A memorial to legendary newsman, publisher, and owner of La Gaceta, the only trilingual newspaper in the U.S.
Tampa, Florida

Columbia Restaurant

This grand Spanish-Cuban restaurant has been serving customers for more than a century.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Petersburg, Virginia

The Tombstone House

A home built with marble tombstones from the graves of 2,200 Union soldiers buried in a Virginia cemetery.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Bain Waterworks Plant

Art Deco urban decay at this historical building.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

This woodland architectural installation acts as a camera obscura for the heavens.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pumping Station House

A water pumping station disguised as a residential home to assuage concerned neighbors now tricks most passersby.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Free Expression Tunnel

In a pedestrian tunnel on North Carolina State’s campus resides an expressive and artistic free-for-all.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Joel Lane House Museum

Eighteenth century house of the mysterious "Father of Raleigh."
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pine State Creamery Butter Churn

A giant cement churn carries the legacy of American resilience, unity, and greed.
Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Saint Simons Island Tree Spirits

Carved faces add a touch of magic to this island's impressive oak trees.
Brunswick, Georgia

Brunswick Stew Monument

This monument claims to display the first pot used to cook a famed Southern stew.
Hawthorne, Florida

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House and Farmyard

This impeccably preserved farmstead is a time capsule of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist's life.
Tampa, Florida

Parque Amigos de Jose Marti

A tiny, unassuming park in Tampa that belongs to the Republic of Cuba.
Tampa, Florida

Dysfunctional Grace Art Co.

An oddities shop that dabbles in the deathly and beautiful.
Bradenton, Florida

Braden Castle Ruins

These crumbling foundations are all that remain of the once-stately 1840s manor that gave the town of Bradenton its name.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
St. Petersburg, Florida

World's Largest Shuffleboard Club

The story of a Floridian city as told through an obscure sport for retirees.
St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg Post Office

A creative deviation in this post office's design was once a source of controversy.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Floridian Social Club

From printing money to live music, this Beaux-Arts style building has had many identities over the last century.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Imagine Museum

You’ll feel like you’ve gone through the looking glass at this contemporary art museum filled with glass sculptures of every size, shape, and color.