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Jekyll Island, Georgia

Horton House

Georgia's first brewery is also one of its oldest surviving buildings.
Savannah, Georgia

Rousakis Plaza Echo Square

"X" marks the spot of an echo chamber in the middle of a plaza.
Buena Vista, Georgia

Pasaquan

This folk art compound was built by a fortune teller on the advice of three people from the future.
Boise, Idaho

Re-POP Gifts

This pop-culture shop also offers the chance to become part of their favorite tv show or movie.
Arco, Idaho

The Devil Boat

Supposedly Satanic numbers adorn this preserved submarine sail.
Arco, Idaho

Experimental Breeder Reactor-I

The world's first nuclear power plant is open to visitors looking to role-play a meltdown.
Stanley, Idaho

Custer Ghost Town

See just what life was like in a 19th-century prospecting town.
Piggott, Arkansas

Hemingway-Pfeiffer House

Ernest Hemingway wrote a good portion of "A Farewell to Arms" while living with the parents of his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer.
Marble Falls Township, Arkansas

Dogpatch USA

A hillbilly theme park that proved so unpopular the land wouldn't even sell on eBay after it closed.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs Beer

This Arkansas town is known for its gangster history, its healing waters, and now its brews.
Washington, D.C.

C&O Boat Elevator Ruins

This forgotten boat elevator was an engineering marvel in its heyday.
Washington, D.C.

The Presidential Booths at Martin's Tavern

Sit where JFK proposed to Jackie or where Nixon dined on meatloaf at this storied pub.
Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Center Point

A little marble compass above George Washington's (empty) tomb in the Capitol marks where D.C.'s four quadrants intersect.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach Freakshow

The largest collection of two headed animals in the world.
Los Angeles, California

River Under the First Bridge

An iconic location along the Los Angeles River where countless movie scenes are filmed.
Los Angeles, California

Chase Mosaic Movie Montages

This Chase branch is an homage to Old Hollywood.
Los Angeles, California

Peano's Faces of Venice Beach

The real faces of Venice beach captured on Romanesque columns.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
Los Angeles, California

Fort Macarthur Museum

An historic fort commemorating the United States' naval history.
Los Angeles, California

Reggie The Alligator

Raised illegally, Reggie now lives at the Los Angeles Zoo after authorities spent years tracking him down.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
Los Angeles, California

Korean Bell of Friendship

This symbol of peace is appropriately positioned overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.