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Derby, New York

Graycliff House

This Frank Lloyd Wright summer house was designed along Lake Erie as a retreat for a client's wife.
North Tonawanda, New York

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

A preserved factory in the "Home of the Carrousel" is now a museum dedicated to the classic wooden ride.
Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Tesla Monument in New York

One of many reminders of Tesla's scientific contributions overlooks the falls which inspired him.
Buffalo, New York

Fontana Boathouse

The only boathouse Frank Lloyd Wright ever designed was also the only unbuilt structure in his famous Wasmuth Portfolio, until 2007.
Buffalo, New York

Blocher Memorial

An elaborate memorial to a man local legend says died of a broken heart.
Buffalo, New York

The Darwin D. Martin House

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest—and favorite—architectural masterpieces was almost lost.
Buffalo, New York

Blue Sky Mausoleum

This unique crypt designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his longtime friend was not completed in either man's lifetime.
Buffalo, New York

Buffalo City Hall

The seat of Buffalo government is a gorgeous Art Deco palace.
Buffalo, New York

William McKinley Assassination Plaque

The site of William McKinley's tragic assassination is only marked by an underwhelming boulder.
Buffalo, New York

Buffalo Central Terminal

Ruins of a once-prized railroad station in New York.
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.