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Pensacola, Florida

'Wall South' Vietnam Memorial

Florida’s half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historic Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay," this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
Stanford, California

Stanford Red Barn

The world’s first stop-motion film was created on the racetrack outside this building.
Saint James, Missouri

Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory Outlet

Over 600 vacuum cleaners stack the shelves of what may be the cleanest museum in America.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Abandoned Jazzland

A theme park that suffered massive flooding during Katrina, abandoned and proving irresistible to trespassing explorers.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Sunken Gardens

A luxuriant botanical garden below sea level.
Edgard, Louisiana

Whitney Plantation

The first plantation museum in the United States to focus on the lives of enslaved people.
Earlimart, California

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

A ghost town originally established and governed solely by Black Americans seeking a place of their own, free from discrimination.
Riverview, Florida

International Independent Showmen’s Museum

The history of the traveling carnival is remembered by this sprawling collection of vintage wagons, games, and rides.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum

This museum holds not just a world class collection of firefighting artifacts and gear but even the region's first fire station itself.
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

Louisiana’s Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall

The state's oldest continuously operating museum houses more than 5,000 Civil War artifacts.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Fisherman's Castle on the Irish Bayou

This strange, small castle on the bayou has withstood the test of time and weather.
Avery Island, Louisiana

Tabasco Museum and Factory

For 150 years one family has been producing the iconic hot sauce on a bayou island made of salt.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
Tampa, Florida

Grindhouse Video

This video store is a horror buff's dream.
Tampa, Florida

Gravity Research Foundation Monument

A tribute to a future time when gravity is conquered.
Bristol , Florida

Garden of Eden Trail

A 1950s eccentric's vision of Eden preserved as a hiking trail.
Pinellas Park, Florida

Replica Fardier de Cugnot

The only known working replica of the world's first self-propelled vehicle.
Tampa, Florida

Tampa Theatre

One of the last of the great 1920s movie palaces is a Floridian Greco-Spanish-Persian dreamscape.
Põlva Parish, Estonia

The Tree Crosses of Rosma Forest

Hundreds of small crosses have been carved into the bark of the trees outside this small Estonian village.
San Francisco, California

The 'Full House' House

This private residence was the template for one of the most beloved television homes of all time.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Bronze Fonz

Statue dedicated to the star of an old television show.