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Jacksonville, Florida

Boneyard Beach

This hauntingly beautiful stretch of Florida coastline is covered in sun-bleached trees.
Jacksonville, Florida

Jean Ribault Monument

A monolith replica monument of Jean Ribault commemorating the landing of the French in the New World.
Jacksonville, Florida

The USS Orleck

After serving in Vietnam, Korea, and even a stint in the Turkish navy, the unique ship is now open as a museum.
Lumpkin, Georgia

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Bad farming practices caused this unnatural natural wonder.
Dothan, Alabama

Peanuts on Parade

Dothan, Alabama has been invaded by scores of anthropomorphic peanuts.
Marianna, Florida

Florida Caverns State Park

The only Florida state park with publicly accessible caves.
Enterprise, Alabama

Boll Weevil Monument

Monument to the cotton-destroying boll weevil.
Plains, Georgia

Jimmy Carter Smiling Peanut

This 13-foot smiling peanut in Georgia helped Jimmy Carter win the 1976 presidential election.
Ashburn, Georgia

Giant Peanut Monument

A massive tribute to this small county's top agricultural product.
Cordele, Georgia

Titan I Missile

A real (but thankfully not live) missile stands tall as a monument to the United States military in the small town of Cordele.
Lee, Florida

The Ghost Town of Ellaville

This picturesque ghost town is located on the banks of the Suwannee River.
Falmouth, Florida

Falmouth Springs

The so-called "world's shortest river" is actually a window into a cave.
Live Oak, Florida

Suwanee Springs Bridge (The Bridge to Nowhere)

This abandoned bridge is now a favorite haunt for graffiti artists.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Lowell Observatory

This Arizona observatory is famous for investigations into Martian life, and as the place humans first spotted Pluto.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Old Two Spot Logging Train

Crafted in 1911, this steam locomotive spent its entire working life in Flagstaff.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Red Mountain

The eroded core of an ancient volcano is now accessible by a short hike.
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
Savannah, Georgia

Sears Mishap House Myth

Local myth claims this is a Sears catalogue home with its windows installed upside-down.
Homosassa, Florida

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park

Ruins of an old sugar mill sitting quietly next to a park in rural Florida.
Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville Solar Walk

A trek through the solar system here on earth.
Gainesville, Florida

'Some Were Quite Blind'

Four metal statues of massive animal penises stand outside the university's Animal Sciences building.
Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida Bat Houses

The world's largest occupied bat houses hold hundreds of thousands of flying mammals.
Gainesville, Florida

34th Street Graffiti Wall

Though illegal, city officials have made an exception for this work of art.