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Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
Dresden, Germany

Green Vault

The largest treasure hoard in Europe is contained in a castle that was bombed out during World War II.
Natchez, Mississippi

Under-the-Hill Saloon

A 200-year-old bar is all that remains of one Mississippi River town's rough-and-tumble past.
Natchez, Mississippi

'Turning Angel' Statue

This monument to the victims of a tragic explosion is said to turn and look at passing cars.
Chauvin, Louisiana

Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden

Religion and personal struggle gave birth to this collection of concrete angels.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Old State Capitol

A 19th-century Gothic, castle-like statehouse by the Mississippi River.
San Antonio, Texas

Cool Crest Miniature Golf

The oldest active mini golf course in the U.S. has an elegant Art Deco style filled with lush tropical plants.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
Dallas, Texas

Texas Theatre

This theatre was made famous after Lee Harvey Oswald was captured inside watching a film.
Fredericksburg, Texas

National Museum of the Pacific War

Modern technology and live displays tell the story of the Pacific during WWII for the Internet generation.
Saint Hedwig, Texas

Woman Hollering Creek

A tiny waterway named after a ghost story.
Austin, Texas

Barton Springs

Home to an endangered salamander, a full moon celebration, and a large spring-fed outdoor swimming pool.
Austin, Texas

Treaty Oak

This massive oak tree has ties to the first native tribes of the region and the founders of Texas.
Austin, Texas

'Hi, How Are You' Mural

This simple frog painting created by musician Daniel Johnston embodies the spirit of Austin.
Austin, Texas

Elisabet Ney Museum

Life's work of sculptor Elisabet Ney remains preserved in her last studio.
Italy, Texas

Starship Pegasus

A starship has landed in Texas, a welcome break for weary travelers from a drab stretch of I-35.
Austin, Texas

Mueller SunFlowers

A grove of colossal man-made flowers built to collect the sun's rays.
Bastrop, Texas

'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Gas Station

The real-life version of the horror flick's pit stop serves beef and pork, not people.
Nacogdoches, Texas

Old Stone Fort

Witness to many historic moments in early Texas history.
Bellville, Texas

Newman's Castle

A medieval castle in the middle of rural Texas.
Galveston, Texas

The Kettle House

This tiny, hurricane-resistant house in Galveston is one of the city's most notable architectural oddities.
Conroe, Texas

Spirit of Texas Bank

The mansion-like building is packed with Texas pride.
Conroe, Texas

Shepard's Barber Shop

For nearly a century, one of the oldest barbershops in Texas has been cutting hair the old fashioned way.