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Athens, Georgia

The Tree That Owns Itself

A white oak with property rights.
Athens, Georgia

The Athens Double Barreled Cannon

After just one epic test blast, this literal loose cannon proved too explosive for combat.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
New York, New York

Spotlight on Broadway Map

The 28-foot granite map plots the locations of 40 theaters in New York City.
New York, New York

Gulliver's Gate

A quick trip around the globe through an amazing miniature exhibit.
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
Danville, Virginia

AAF Tank Museum

This sprawling museum holds one man's giant collection of real tanks.
High Point, North Carolina

High Point Chest of Drawers

A six-foot pair of socks hangs from a drawer of the world's largest bureau.
Thomasville, North Carolina

'The Chair'

A 30-foot-tall cement chair pays tribute to a historic design and a local industry.
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Heritage USA

A Christian-themed amusement park and complex rocked by scandals.
Rock Hill, South Carolina

Carhartt Mansion Ruins

The ruins of this once-grand mansion are linked to one of the country’s most popular clothing brands.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

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

Lando School

An ornate abandoned schoolhouse hidden in the woods near a decaying mill town.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Apollo Moonprints in Cement

The imprints of astronaut Charles Duke’s moon boots live on at Myrtle Beach’s official South Carolina Hall of Fame.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Gay Dolphin

This maze-like, oceanfront gift shop—the nation’s largest— has been serving kitsch to the Myrtle Beach community for over 80 years.
Salley, South Carolina

Abandoned Cotton Gin

Hidden in this little-known town stands a piece of agriculture history.
Belmopan, Belize

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park

A natural swimming hole that was once a ceremonial center for Mayan priests.
Cozumel, Mexico

San Gervasio

The ruins of an important pilgrimage destination for worshippers of a Maya fertility goddess.
Lancaster, South Carolina

Springs Park

A nearly century-old amusement park is quietly decaying in a riverside forest in South Carolina.
Middlesboro, Kentucky

Tri-State Peak

Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia meet at this point in the Cumberland Gap.
Metamora, Indiana

Monroe Allison House

Locals dubbed this abandoned abode the "gingerbread house" because of its odd architecture.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

The world's only bushplane museum captures the spirit of the early planes and pilots and their contributions to northern life in Canada.