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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

Who needs fancy modern water slides when this giant North Carolina rock works just as well?
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

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

The Two-Headed Calf of the Georgia State Capitol

A popular oddity on display in a stately building, offering a symbolic commentary.
Santo Amaro do Maranhão, Brazil

Lençóis Maranhenses Dunes

A faux desert landscape in the middle of the jungle that sprouts oases during the rainy season.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Cedar Creek, Texas

Pecan Pie Vending Machine

A 24-hour vending machine restocked daily with homemade full-sized pecan pies.
Cedar Creek, Texas

Ms. Pearl

The world's largest squirrel statue clutches a pecan bigger than your head.
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
Austin, Texas

Sparky Park

A former electrical substation is now home to an eccentric junk art masterpiece.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
Austin, Texas

Larry Monroe Forever Bridge

To honor a beloved Austin radio DJ a neighborhood bridge has been covered in a loving mosaic.
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
Austin, Texas

'Hi, How Are You' Mural

This simple frog painting created by musician Daniel Johnston embodies the spirit of Austin.
Atlanta, Georgia

Coca-Cola Secret Formula Vault

One of corporate America's best-kept secrets is also one of the most publicly displayed.
Atlanta, Georgia

Lake Claire Community Land Trust

A hidden oasis just two minutes from downtown Atlanta.
Atlanta, Georgia

Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama

The Battle of Atlanta in 360 degrees, featuring a corpse that bears a striking resemblance to Clark Gable.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta White House

3/4-scale model of the White House in Atlanta, Georgia.
Austin, Texas

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

This failed condo development was reborn as a street art hub.
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.
Austin, Texas

Mueller SunFlowers

A grove of colossal man-made flowers that collect the sun's rays to light up the night.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.