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Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
Madeira Beach, Florida

The Church by the Sea

Visitors flock to see the church tower's unintended feature: that it happens to resemble a giant chicken from multiple points of view.
Safety Harbor, Florida

Whimzeyland

This home is decked out like a psychedelic explosion of colors and bowling balls.
Lewisburg, West Virginia

Lost World Caverns

Home of a 28-foot tall stalagmite known as the War Club.
Riverton, West Virginia

Spruce Knob

Near-constant high winds deform the trees on Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia at 4,683 feet above sea level.
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank Telescope

The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
Cass, West Virginia

Cass Scenic Railroad

Take a steam-powered ride straight out of the past on this Appalachian rail line.
Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown PRT

This university transit system is a 1970's vision of the future.
Thurmond, West Virginia

Thurmond, West Virginia

Once connected to the outside world by a single train track, a boomtown-turned-ghost town.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
Moundsville, West Virginia

West Virginia State Penitentiary

Beyond the usual stories that attend old prisons, this one has deep bloody undercurrents.
Moundsville, West Virginia

Grave Creek Mound

The largest burial mound in the United States holds the remains of prehistoric West Virginians.
Ray, Ohio

Leo Petroglyph

A slab of sandstone covered with mysterious 1,000-year-old rock carvings from a vanished North American culture.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Point Pleasant Battlefield Memorial

The site of the one and only battle of Lord Dunmore's War.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Museum

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

Silver Bridge Disaster Memorial

The failure of one component toppled this entire bridge during rush hour.
Buffalo Township, Ohio

Crash Site of the USS Shenandoah

The crash of this great airship signaled the beginning of the end for dirigibles.
Marietta, Ohio

The Mound Cemetery

At the center of this cemetery stands a 2,000-year-old burial mound of the Adena culture.
Marietta, Ohio

Campus Martius Museum

Home to several unusual artifacts, including a huge painting of George Washington.
Marietta, Ohio

Ohio River Museum

One of the few places where you can explore a 1918 paddlewheel steamboat from stem to stern.
Marietta, Ohio

B&O Harmar Bridge

This historic Ohio bridge is adorned with fanciful locks left behind by loving couples.
Parkersburg, West Virginia

Blennerhassett Island

Visit a replica of the estate where Aaron Burr allegedly plotted a treasonous scheme against the United States.