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Calhoun, Georgia

Rock Garden Calhoun

Incredible miniature towns and buildings created and decorated with thousands of tiny rocks.
Atlanta, Georgia

Milledge Fountain

After being inoperative for over half a century, this elaborate fountain in Atlanta's oldest park was restored to its former glory.
Sponsored by Discover Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party

Proceeds from this colorful teahouse in a historic Atlanta neighborhood directly fund women’s education in northeast India.
Sponsored by Discover Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

For Keeps Bookstore

Rare and classic books by Black authors are the focus at this independent bookstore in a historic Atlanta neighborhood.
Sponsored by Discover Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

The Wren’s Nest

The home of a 19th-century author who brought African-American folktales to the mainstream is now Atlanta’s oldest house museum.
Sponsored by Discover Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Monetary Museum

It’s all about the Benjamins at this Atlanta museum with interactive exhibits.
Sponsored by Discover Atlanta
Helen, Georgia

Nora Mill Granary

A historic gristmill that still produces flour and grits the old-fashioned way.
Savannah, Georgia

Original Taco Bell Sign

This twisty sign depicts the chain's first logo.
Savannah, Georgia

The Marshall House

An early-19th-century hotel with a past that steeped in the Civil War.
Helen, Georgia

Nacoochee Mound

This lovely burial mound is actually a replica that was installed after archeologists excavated the original.
Marietta, Georgia

Big Chicken

This abstract roadside poultry was saved from demolition by outraged drivers and pilots.
Cleveland, Georgia

Babyland General Hospital: Cabbage Patch Kids

A museum and doll store featuring a surreal and super sanitized version of where babies come from.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Cirkelbroen (The Circle Bridge)

This bridge's unique architecture honors nautical heritage and encourages self-awareness.
Sewanee, Tennessee

Sewanee Natural Bridge

A natural sandstone bridge hidden in the Sewanee forest.
Atlanta, Georgia

Folk Art Park

A psychedelic tribute to one of Georgia's most unique artistic visionaries, out of place and time in the heart of Atlanta.
Savannah, Georgia

Graveface Museum

Hidden amid the old-world charm of Savannah is a museum dedicated to the world of oddities and criminal history.
Asheville, North Carolina

Odditorium

A 17th-century bezoar, dirt from an infamous site, and other curios decorate this unusual bar.
Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. Trash Wheel

This bug-eyed water wheel uses the power of the Sun to clean up Baltimore Harbor.
Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art
Atlanta, Georgia

Madam C.J. Walker Museum & WERD Radio

The legacies of two historic Black American institutions live on in this unassuming brick building.
Seale, Alabama

The Drive-Thru Museum

A wealth of local folk art, antiques, and curios, without ever leaving your car.
Lumpkin, Georgia

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

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

The Tree That Owns Itself

An autonomous oak in Alabama.
Buena Vista, Georgia

Pasaquan

This folk art compound was built by a fortune teller on the advice of three people from the future.