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Asheville, North Carolina

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Carrying on the legacy of a short-lived experimental school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina.
Asheville, North Carolina

Burton Street Community Peace Gardens

A nourishing complex of found object art, paintings, and sculptures that celebrate key figures in black history.
Fallstown, North Carolina

Lake Norman

A Nessie-like monster supposedly lurks in this lake.
Asheville, North Carolina

Folk Art Center

A wonderful display of arts and crafts handmade by local artisans in the Southern Appalachians.
Mount Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy

Andy Griffith's hometown has made itself up to look like the fictional town of Mayberry.
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

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

Folly Boat

Twenty-eight years after this local landmark was washed ashore by hurricane Hugo, it was washed away by hurricane Irma.
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Osceola's Grave

The final resting place of the Seminole Indian chief who fought against government occupation in Florida.
Charleston, South Carolina

Fireproof Building and South Carolina Historical Society

Once the most flame resistant building in the country, the South Carolina Historical Society building was almost burnt down in a fire.
Edisto Island, South Carolina

Edisto Mystery Tree

This bare tree might not have leaves but it is constantly clothed in festive decorations left by mysterious local benefactors.
Charleston, South Carolina

Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Dental instruments from the illustrious history of American dentistry.
Columbia, South Carolina

Busted Plug Plaza

The world's largest fire hydrant is supposedly tornado-proof.
Seabrook, South Carolina

Oyotunji African Village

North America's oldest authentic African Village.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Charleston, South Carolina

Unitarian Church Cemetery

Paths are maintained, but trees have taken over plots.
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Poe's Tavern

A quirky Poe-themed joint on an island keen to celebrate its overlooked connection to the famous writer.
Columbia, South Carolina

Tunnelvision

This psychedelic tromp l'oeil seems to be beckoning drivers to crash into a wall.
Charleston, South Carolina

Drayton Hall

Oldest unrestored plantation house in America that is open to the public.
Yemassee, South Carolina

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Despite being burnt down by multiple generals on the march, the ruins of this South Carolina church are still standing strong.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

One of the Southeast's oldest living oak trees
Cass, West Virginia

Cass Scenic Railroad

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

The Coffee Pot

The oddly shaped, steam-spewing building is now an art studio and gallery.
Lexington, Virginia

The Skin of Little Sorrel

The hide of Stonewall Jackson's equine sidekick is on display not far from where the ashes of his bones are buried.