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Savannah, Georgia

The Bonaventure Jogger

An eerie smiling woman looms above the granite tombstones.
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
Lutcher, Louisiana

Bonfires on the Levee for Papa Noel

A Cajun-style Christmas on the river also involves sky-high pyres and explosives.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Antoine’s Restaurant

The oldest family-run restaurant in the United States is a living museum of New Orleans dining history.
Maxton, North Carolina

Laurinburg-Maxton Aircraft Boneyard

This airfield is home to a number of retired vintage planes in various states of disrepair.
Sylva, North Carolina

Plane Crash at Waterrock Knob

Hidden amid a collection of trails is the site of a tragic crash.
Brevard, North Carolina

Looking Glass Rock

Named for the magnificent reflection that occurs when the sun hits this sheer granite rock face.
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

Who needs fancy modern water slides when this giant North Carolina rock works just as well?
Clayton, Georgia

"Eye of God" rapid, Chattooga River

A curious whirlpool formation supposedly capable of entangling or engulfing branches, tree trunks, or whole rafts full of hapless tourists.
Marianna, Arkansas

Jones Bar-B-Q Diner

One of the most acclaimed eateries in Arkansas is a two-table diner on the ground floor of a family home.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Dig This

A new kind of theme park for adults off the Las Vegas Strip.
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite's District of Shadows

A land of debatable treasure.
Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush-era ghost town.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Crescent Beach

This gorgeous beach hides behind two headlands in Oregon's Ecola State Park.
Nehalem, Oregon

Neahkahnie Mountain

Mountain known by the Tillamook Tribe as "the place of the supreme deity."
Seaside, Oregon

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Columbarium

Lighthouse-cum-columbarium where "Nor'easters" and grandma go to die.
Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Twin Rocks

Two massive rock outcroppings on the Oregon coastline.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.