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Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Historic Occaneechee Speedway

One of the few surviving original NASCAR dirt-track speedways.
Petersburg, Virginia

The Tombstone House

A home built with marble tombstones from the graves of 2,200 Union soldiers buried in a Virginia cemetery.
Petersburg, Virginia

The Crater

An innovative attempt to break a siege in the American Civil War still scars the earth today.
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Monument to the Angel of Marye's Heights

The Kirkland Monument remembers a selfless Civil War hero who braved the battlefield to give water to his dying enemies.
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Chatham Catalpas

These trees are living witnesses to events that inspired poet Walt Whitman’s service during the American Civil War.
Triangle, Virginia

Staff Sgt. Reckless Monument

A memorial dedicated to a highly decorated Marine and Korean War veteran, who also happened to be a horse.
Washington, D.C.

Ruins of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site

An Industrial Revolution-era public work that purified water using nothing but sand.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bromo-Seltzer Arts Tower

Baltimore's classic clocktower was once topped by a rotating, blue, 20-ton medicine bottle.
Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

The trials and tribulations of marking Poe's grave.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Park Seminary

A girls' boarding school inspired by the Chicago World's Fair, once abandoned, now restored to strange and scenic glory.
Bethesda, Maryland

Congressional Country Club

Proto-CIA agents trained with grenades in the sand traps and fired machine guns from the fairways.
Bethesda, Maryland

Naval Surface Warfare Center

This massive swimming pool is the high tech home to the human-powered submarine races.
Warrenton, Virginia

Cold War Museum

This museum sits on the site of a decommissioned military communications base.
High Point, North Carolina

High Point Chest of Drawers

A six-foot pair of socks hangs from a drawer of the world's largest bureau.
High Point, North Carolina

Hoggatt House

This colonial cabin is the oldest building in High Point, built by one of the first settlers in the area.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Huntersville, North Carolina

Carolina Raptor Center

From golden eagles to peregrine falcons, this rehabilitation and education center is a haven for birds of prey.
Sponsored by Visit Lake Norman
Newport, North Carolina

Bob's Sinkhole

This sinkhole is disguised as a pond and named after the man who stumbled upon it.
Rose Hill, North Carolina

The World's Largest Operational Frying Pan

The 15-foot-wide, 2-ton pan fries hundreds of chickens once a year.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Ascension Cathedral

Rebuilt several decades ago, its striking murals prevent it from being reconsecrated as a church.
Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo McDonald's Airplane

Eat your Big Mac in a DC-3.