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Kernersville, North Carolina

Körner’s Folly

Jule Körner's house full of bizarre architectural details.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

First Official 4th of July Celebration Plaque

This metal disk commemorates the birth of a historic American holiday.
Staunton, Virginia

Camera Heritage Museum

Developed by focused shutterbugs, this museum exposes visitors to more than 6,000 different cameras.
Staunton, Virginia

American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse

The only recreation of William Shakespeare's indoor playhouse.
Durham, North Carolina

Durham's Hidden Dinosaur

Don't be surprised if you see a long-necked dinosaur peeking out from among the trees in Northgate Park.
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Myers House

One killer horror movie fan has built an exact recreation of Michael Myers' childhood home.
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Historic Occaneechee Speedway

One of the few surviving original NASCAR dirt-track speedways.
Huntersville, North Carolina

Carolina Raptor Center

From golden eagles to peregrine falcons, this rehabilitation and education center is a haven for birds of prey.
Mount Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy

Andy Griffith's hometown has made itself up to look like the fictional town of Mayberry.
Greensboro, North Carolina

Site of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-in

This North Carolina store preserves a historic moment in America's movement for racial equality.
Asheville, North Carolina

Helen's Bridge

This bridge is haunted by the ghost of a distraught mother.
Hardeeville, South Carolina

Thelma and Louise

A pink and gray pair of pachyderms advertise a fireworks shop.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Museum

A small storefront museum explores the history and myth of West Virginia's famous urban legend.
Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A particularly creepy abandoned hospital that sparks interest for lovers of the supernatural.
Cameron, West Virginia

Archive of the Afterlife

The museum calls itself the "National Museum of the Paranormal" and is full of eerie oddities.
Charlotte, North Carolina

Big Rock Nature Preserve

These strange large stones served as a campsite and lookout post for generations of Native Americans.
Hildebran, North Carolina

Abandoned Henry River Mill Village

An abandoned village that doubled as "The Hunger Games"' post-apocalyptic wasteland is up for grabs.
Glenn Dale, Maryland

Glenn Dale Hospital

An FDR-era tuberculosis sanatorium has stood abandoned in the suburbs of the U.S. capital for over 30 years.
Baltimore, Maryland

Grave of John Wilkes Booth

A blank headstone topped with a pile of pennies marks the final resting place of the infamous assassin.
Sylva, North Carolina

The Fugitive Train Wreck

The remains of the iconic train crash from the movie The Fugitive can still be found rusting along the Great Smoky Railroad.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Bat Creek Stone

Cherokee alphabet, proof of ancient North American Jews, or just a hoax?
Townsend, Tennessee

The Great Smoky Mountains' 'Missing Link'

In one of America’s oldest mountain ranges, a long-awaited section of a scenic highway is now open to the public.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Titanic Museum Attraction

A recreation of the doomed ocean liner in the middle of the Smoky Mountains.
Clayton, Georgia

Ice Box Cemetery

An abandoned bait shop with a front lot filled with storage boxes.