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Ishinomaki, Japan

Cat Island

On Japan's Tashirojima Island, cats are king.
New Haven, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

While many places make the claim, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger.
St. Augustine, Florida

Wolf's Museum of Mystery

This curio museum seems like the type of place you might find a mogwai or a monkey's paw.
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine Airplane Graveyard

Gutted airplanes slowly decay in a Florida field.
St. Augustine, Florida

Old Spanish Chimney & Well

These ruins are all that remain of what a Spanish barrack that likely housed a quarry overseer, masons, and stone cutters involved in the construction of the Castillo de San Marco.
Oviedo, Florida

Aluminum Airplane

This aluminum airplane pays homage to the Flying Tigers of World War II.
St. Augustine, Florida

Micro Masterpieces Art Gallery

Only through the lens of a microscope can visitors see the true treasures inside this museum.
St. Augustine, Florida

Monson Steps

The site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s arrest as he attempted to have lunch.
Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater Virgin Mary

This glass-stain Mary attracted thousands of pilgrims until her head was shattered by a vandal with a slingshot.
New Port Richey, Florida

Pasco County Stilt Houses

These simple structures are living monuments to the fishermen who built this community over a century ago.
New Port Richey, Florida

Hacienda Hotel

Built in 1927, this pink stucco hotel once hosted stars of Hollywood’s silent movie era. Now it's being brought back to life.
Sponsored by Florida’s Sports Coast
St. Augustine, Florida

Andrew Young Crossing

Bronze footprints mark the path where a civil rights leader tried to march in peaceful protest before being knocked unconscious.
Palatka, Florida

Cross Florida Barge Canal

Public works and national defense project meant to carve a canal all the way across the state of Florida.
St. Augustine, Florida

Prince Road Container House

Built to replace a house destroyed by a hurricane, this home is made entirely of shipping containers.
St. Augustine, Florida

Sir Winston Churchill's Lion 'Rota'

A lion given to the prime minister somehow got stuffed and sent to Florida.
Sanford, Florida

I-4 Dead Zone

This stretch of highway is said to be haunted by ghosts of settlers whose graves were paved over.
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Photios National Greek Orthodox Shrine

Location of a reliquary containing bone fragments of 18 saints.
Ponce Inlet, Florida

The Green Mound

One of the largest Native American shell middens stands 30 feet tall.
Tallahassee, Florida

9/11 Whale Sculptures

One man's grief over the national tragedy has manifested in a pod of homemade whales on his front lawn.
West Palm Beach, Florida

Unit 11 in the Everglades

A failed, un-built suburb that has been going feral for decades.
DeLand, Florida

Hontoon Island Owl Totem

The only ancient owl carving found east of the Mississippi.
St. Augustine, Florida

Treasury Street

St. Augustine's record-setting narrow street was designed to protect against pirates.
Ponce Inlet, Florida

Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

The third tallest lighthouse in America once guided author Stephen Crane to safety.
Bradenton, Florida

Braden Castle Ruins

These crumbling foundations are all that remain of the once-stately 1840s manor that gave the town of Bradenton its name.