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Newport, Rhode Island

Arthur Ashe's Tennis Racket

The tennis legend used this racket while breaking the race barrier and becoming the first Black man to win the US Open.
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Cliff Walk

Three and a half miles of cliffs, rocky beaches, Gilded Age mansions and 40 Steps to nowhere in particular.
Clayton, Alabama

Whiskey Bottle Tombstone

In 1863, a woman buried her hard-drinking husband beneath his beloved booze.
Enterprise, Alabama

Boll Weevil Monument

Monument to the cotton-destroying boll weevil.
Cherokee, Alabama

Key Underwood Coon Dog Cemetery

A cemetery for only coon hounds in northwest Alabama.
Dothan, Alabama

Peanuts on Parade

Dothan, Alabama has been invaded by scores of anthropomorphic peanuts.
Birmingham, Alabama

African Village in America

Joe Minter is only doing the work of God in his yard, he says.
Orrville, Alabama

Old Cahawba Archeological Park

This ghost town houses the remains of Alabama's old state capital.
Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 58-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
Lanett, Alabama

Little Nadine Earles Doll House Grave

Inside this small brick bungalow is a collection of toys intended for the afterlife.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams's Gravesite

The country music legend's grave is surrounded by Astroturf because fans kept plucking out the grass.
Anniston, Alabama

The Gigantic Chair of Anniston

What better place to take a seat?
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Capitol Park

These ruins are all that's left of the former Alabama State Capitol.
Eufaula, Alabama

The Tree That Owns Itself

An autonomous oak in Alabama.
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

Designed by Maya Lin, the memorial honors 41 individuals who died fighting for equal rights between 1954 and 1968.
Fairhope, Alabama

Tolstoy Park, the Unusual Home of Henry Stuart

This small hut in the middle of a parking lot was once the wooded sanctuary of the 'Hermit of Montrose.'
Huntsville, Alabama

The Grave of Miss Baker

Bananas are often left for the first monkey America ever recovered alive after being launched into space.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Goldie 1971 - The Fallen Robot

A rusted metal giant pays tribute to Birmingham’s industrial past.
Huntsville, Alabama

Dead Children's Playground

What else would you call a playground hidden in Alabama's oldest and largest cemetery?
Elberta, Alabama

Bamahenge

Alabama has a fiberglass Stonehenge. With apologies to Spinal Tap, this one is full-size.
Cullman, Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto

A miniature city built by a single hunchbacked monk.
Montevallo, Alabama

Tinglewood Carvings

Orr Park's dead trees have been carved into a menagerie of whimsical visages.
Seale, Alabama

The Drive-Thru Museum

A wealth of local folk art, antiques, and curios, without ever leaving your car.
Tuscumbia, Alabama

Rattlesnake Saloon

You'll need cowboy boots to trek to this old-fashioned saloon nestled in a giant natural cave.