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Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum

Over 20,000 sets of spice shakers reveal the surprisingly telling history of our most basic spices.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Titanic Museum Attraction

A recreation of the doomed ocean liner in the middle of the Smoky Mountains.
Speculator, New York

The Mini Route 66

The great American road trip, but smaller.
Savannah, Georgia

The Waving Girl

A statue honoring 44 continuous years of greeting passing ships.
Pierson, Florida

Barberville Yard Art Emporium

This kitschy curio wonderland is full of fake animals, teak tables, and a cacophony of random bric-a-brac.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Bilbo Cemetery

This creepy, yet oddly beautiful cemetery is home to one of the founding fathers of Lake Charles.
Conroe, Texas

Spirit of Texas Bank

The mansion-like building is packed with Texas pride.
College Station, Texas

Century Tree

Campus tradition says couples who walk beneath this enormous oak will stay together forever.
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

The world's tallest statue of an American hero.
Aransas Pass, Texas

Seaman's Memorial Tower

A tower that pays homage to local sailors who perished under the waves.
Avery Island, Louisiana

Tabasco Museum and Factory

For 150 years one family has been producing the iconic hot sauce on a bayou island made of salt.
Junction, Texas

Deer Horn Tree

A curious cone-shaped structure made of wire and covered with antlers.
Comfort, Texas

Hygieostatic Bat Roost

This unique tower has been home to malaria-fighting bats for 100 years.
Seguin, Texas

World's Largest Pecan

The saga of the massive nut begins and ends in Texas.
Hidalgo, Texas

'World's Largest Killer Bee'

A statue in the Texas town that proudly calls itself the killer bee capital of the world.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Amarillo, Texas

Helium Time Columns Monument

A time-capsule monument reminding future generations of the importance of efficient and effective use of natural resources.
Amarillo, Texas

The Second Amendment Cowboy

This constitutionally sound Muffler Man harkens back to the days these attractions were a must-see.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Dublin, Texas

Dublin Bottling Works

This soda factory is one of the last in America to use real cane sugar despite the protestations of Dr Pepper.
Kissimmee, Florida

Monument of States

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, rocks and fossils from every U.S. state were collected into a pyramid of national unity.