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Forneys Creek, North Carolina

Tail of the Dragon

This winding road of 318 curves is a must-visit for (careful) motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Mayna Treanor Avent Studio

The art studio of an early 20th-century painter, hidden amid the Great Smoky Mountains.
Townsend, Tennessee

Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church

This building contains handprints that are well over a century old.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Spaceship House

Live long and prosper in Tennessee.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

North Shore Dance Paving Stones

Follow the steps, and this roadside artwork will teach you how to dance.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

The world's longest known cave system.
Sevierville, Tennessee

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

While knives are the main feature in this store, visitors will also find dinosaur bones and meteorites.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Elkmont Historic District

An abandoned town is hidden in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Worthington, Indiana

Big Sycamore Tree

A limb from Indiana's largest sycamore tree on record.
West Baden Springs, Indiana

Historic West Baden Springs Hotel

A turn-of-the-century architectural marvel built on healing mineral springs and salt licks.
Shoals, Indiana

Jug Rock

The only freestanding table rock formation east of the Mississippi.
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

Berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat.
Prineville, Oregon

Steins Pillar

This great stone guardian of the forest is a relic from the land's volatile volcanic past.
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Pyramids

Inspired by a piece of concrete, these three pyramid-shaped buildings have been beloved Indianapolis landmarks for over 50 years.
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
Kennebunk, Maine

The Wedding Cake House

The most photographed house in Maine looks good enough to eat.
Lubec, Maine

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

This candy-striped tower is the farthest east you can go in the United States.
DeKalb, Illinois

The Egyptian Theatre

This architectural stunner is one of the few surviving Egyptian Revival theaters in the U.S.
West Lafayette, Indiana

The Smoking Fence

Purdue students would lean over this iron fence to skirt campus rules against smoking and courting.
Portland, Oregon

Hippo Hardware

No two pieces are exactly the same at Portland's hippo-themed hardware store.
Portland, Oregon

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Featuring a casually threatening atmosphere along with dessert and coffee to die for.
Versailles, Kentucky

Castle Post

This modern castle sat empty for decades before a fire inspired its builders to complete its luxury halls.