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New Orleans, Louisiana

Fort Pike

Once defending the city of New Orleans from invasion by sea, this fort faces an uncertain future.
Memphis, Tennessee

St. Peter’s Spiritual Temple (Voodoo Village)

A reclusive Memphis neighborhood is home to decades worth of misunderstood Masonic folk art.
Birmingham, Alabama

African Village in America

Joe Minter is only doing the work of God in his yard, he says.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Old State Capitol

A 19th-century Gothic, castle-like statehouse by the Mississippi River.
Holly Springs, Mississippi

Graceland Too

Pink, packed sanctuary and home of the world's fullest-time Elvis fanatic.
Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Manchac Swamp Bridge

The third longest water bridge in the world, constructed over a supposedly haunted swamp in Louisiana.
Mobile, Alabama

Africatown

This tiny Alabama town was founded by the last known people smuggled into the US as slaves.
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

St. Augustine's Seminary

This Mississippi seminary was the first in America to train African-American priests.
Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Presley Birthplace

Two-room shotgun shack in Tupelo, Mississippi and birthplace of a King.
Oxford, Mississippi

Rowan Oak

William Faulkner kept his beloved estate wild and untamed.
Oxford, Mississippi

University of Mississippi Marijuana Research Project

This university research project is the U.S. government's weed dealer.
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clarksdale Crossroads

Giant novelty guitars now mark the spot where Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil.
Natchez, Mississippi

Mammy's Cupboard

This racially troublesome eatery thought a new coat of paint could erase its offensive connotations.
Natchez, Mississippi

'Turning Angel' Statue

This monument to the victims of a tragic explosion is said to turn and look at passing cars.
Natchez, Mississippi

The Emerald Mound

The second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States is an artificial hill that is loosely shaped like a pentagram.
Leland, Mississippi

Birthplace of Kermit the Frog

A Muppet museum in small-town Mississippi honors the roots of Jim Henson's most beloved creation.
Claiborne County, Mississippi

Windsor Ruins

An eerie and beautiful group of columns mark the site of a grand mansion lost to time and fire.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

A museum in Mississippi celebrates the history of Coca-Cola and the man who brought it to the masses.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Old Courthouse Museum

Museum of the Old South that never was.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Margaret's Grocery and Market

Four-Hour Holy-Rolling, Hallelujah-shouting, Southern Gospel Service, rendered as a country market where "All Is Welcome, Jews, and Gentiles."
Flora, Mississippi

Mississippi Petrified Forest

A preserved stretch of ancient fossilized trees with an impressive gem collection to boot.