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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.
Savannah, Georgia

The Pirates' House

This kitschy tavern is also home to rare early editions of "Treasure Island."
Savannah, Georgia

Lucas Theatre

The first public building in Savannah to offer air conditioning was a luxurious cinema that still operates today.
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Vent Haven Museum

A museum that houses the world's largest collection of ventriloquism dummies.
Lexington, Kentucky

Cocaine Bear

The taxidermied body of a bear that was a casualty of a drug trafficker’s bizarre death.
Covington, Kentucky

Hierophany and Hedge

A shop for all your magical needs and notions.
Covington, Kentucky

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Northern Kentucky’s very own Notre Dame showcases intricate stained glass and the bones of saints.
Wilmington, North Carolina

Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden

Garden dedicated to native carnivorous plants and site of huge flytrap heist.
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

One of the oldest living oak trees in the Southeast.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Piazza d'Italia

A unique post-modern public space in the middle of the Warehouse District in New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Oyster Sidewalk

After the oysters have been shucked, and the restaurant's been shuttered, the terrazzo sidewalk from the 1940s is all that remains.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Bevolo Gas & Electric Light Museum

This quaint museum in a long-running workshop is dedicated to a fixture in New Orleans lighting.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Bob's Folk Art

Colorful, cheeky signs spill out of legendary New Orleans folk artist Dr. Bob's Bywater studio warning you to "Be Nice—Or Leave."
New Orleans, Louisiana

Rice Family Mausoleum

Anne Rice, one of the most influential writers in gothic literature, is buried alongside her husband in a New Orleans cemetery.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Faulkner House Books

Shop for books in the New Orleans house where William Faulkner once lived.
Boston, Massachusetts

Ted Williams Tunnel Plaque

A dedication plaque on this Boston tunnel is a microcosm of a massive, controversy-laden construction project.
Boston, Massachusetts

George Parkman House

The former home of a Boston physician whose murder led to a revolution in forensic science.
Boston, Massachusetts

Democratic Donkey and Republican Footprints

This statue intended for children to enjoy became a minor political spat.
Boston, Massachusetts

North End Street Utensils

Silverware in the sidewalk outside a grocery store cements this neighborhood’s Italian culinary history.
Boston, Massachusetts

Polcari's Coffee

Shelves covered in dozens of coffee bean varieties fill this North End institution.
Boston, Massachusetts

Charles Dickens' Door and Mirror

These items are all that remain from the room used by the author during his second tour of the U.S.
Boston, Massachusetts

Grave of Christopher Seider

This headstone marks the grave of an 11-year-old boy killed during clashes in the streets over the boycotting of British goods.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Boston, Massachusetts

Statue of Mary Dyer

Dedicated to a colonial woman who was hanged for being a Quaker.