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Alexandria, Virginia

George Washington's Distillery

The only place for a truly presidential dram.
Alexandria, Virginia

Mount Vernon Slave Cemetery

The graveyard holding the remains of George Washington's slaves was forgotten for nearly 200 years.
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Abandoned Virginia Renaissance Faire

The remains of a failed attempt at medieval nerdery are hidden deep in the woods of Virginia.
Asheville, North Carolina

Fleetwood’s

A wedding chapel, vintage clothing shop, and bar all under one roof.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

This giant iron playfully pays tribute to an early 20th-century architectural trend.
Asheville, North Carolina

Basilica of Saint Lawrence, Asheville

This rare basilica nestled right in downtown Asheville is an architectural marvel, inside and out.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Zak Bagans Haunted Museum

A collection of haunted objects and macabre oddities under one roof.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Burlesque Hall of Fame

This institution collects the history of burlesque dancing with a titillating collection of ephemera and pasties.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

The Painted Church

A priest with no formal artistic training used basic house paint to create gorgeous religious scenes inside this historic church.
Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate's Secret Passages

The enormous 250-room Vanderbilt mansion conceals hidden doors and secret passageways.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Scallop Shell Pulpit

The oldest operational cathedral in the U.S. has one shell of a way of projecting speakers' voices.
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

Carousel Bar

The only rotating bar in New Orleans has been slowly spinning since 1949.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pumping Station House

A water pumping station disguised as a residential home to assuage concerned neighbors now tricks most passersby.
Detroit, Michigan

Motown Museum

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

Monumental Kitty

This feline raises a friendly paw at drivers barreling toward the freeway.
High Point, North Carolina

High Point Chest of Drawers

A six-foot pair of socks hangs from a drawer of the world's largest bureau.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The Last Shell Oil Clamshell Station

This bright yellow relic is the final survivor of a short burst of seashell-shaped petrol pumps.
Mount Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy

Andy Griffith's hometown has made itself up to look like the fictional town of Mayberry.
Mount Airy, North Carolina

The Grave of Chang and Eng Bunker

This North Carolina grave is the final resting place of the world's most famous conjoined twins.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

West End Overlook

The only way to see Pittsburgh is from the top of this lookout point, just like the ancient members of the native peoples did.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The United States’s oldest funicular railway glides up and down a steep Pittsburgh street.
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.
Savannah, Georgia

The Pirates' House

This kitschy tavern is also home to rare early editions of "Treasure Island."