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Asheville, North Carolina

Fleetwood’s

A wedding chapel, vintage clothing shop, and bar all under one roof.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Paint Rock

North Carolina's finest examples of Native American pictographs have survived for 5,000 years.
New York, New York

Graybar Rats

Rat sculptures try to infiltrate the Graybar Building in an architectural tribute to New York City's nautical history.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Headstone of Anna Anderson

Anna Anderson spent most of her life claiming to be the lost Romanov child Anastasia.
Cashiers, North Carolina

Grimshawes Post Office

This 5-by-6-foot wooden hut is the smallest historic post office in the U.S.
Asheville, North Carolina

Sander Court

Asheville, North Carolina, was the the second place in the world to enjoy Kentucky Fried Chicken's secret recipe.
Trenton, Tennessee

Trenton Teapot Museum

The world's largest collection of porcelain "veilleuses-theiere," or night light teapots, includes four that belonged to Napoleon.
Memphis, Tennessee

Elmwood Cemetery

Mass graves and Victorian monuments mark the history of Memphis in this 19th century cemetery.
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
Memphis, Tennessee

Al Green’s Full Gospel Tabernacle Church

The R&B singer's modest church guarantees a religious experience, regardless of your beliefs.
Collettsville, North Carolina

The House of Mugs

A cabin completely covered in coffee mugs, where visitors are welcome to leave one of their own—if they can find an empty nail.
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.
Bristol, Virginia

State Street

One street divides a single town that stands in two U.S. states.
Bluff City, Tennessee

Backyard Terror's Dinosaur Park

A delightful park featuring homemade scale replicas of dinosaurs, tucked away in the Tennessee mountains.
Corbin, Kentucky

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

The first KFC is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Rugby, Tennessee

Rugby Colony

A failed utopian experiment for British expats in the American South is now a Victorian village frozen in time.
Williamsburg, Kentucky

Cumberland Falls State Park

Moonbows over Kentucky.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

This giant iron playfully pays tribute to an early 20th-century architectural trend.
Duffield, Virginia

Virginia's Natural Tunnel

A 300-yard long natural tunnel runs through a ridge deep in the Appalachian Mountains.
Petros, Tennessee

Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

This former maximum-security prison is creepy, sobering, and supposedly haunted.
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.
Bryson City, North Carolina

The Road to Nowhere

This road in the Great Smoky Mountains was supposed to assuage a displaced community, but ended up a $52 million dead end.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre

Some North Carolina Cherokee have been keeping their history alive for decades with a single play.