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Point Pleasant, West Virginia

TNT Area

These rows of World War II-era bunkers were the scene of some of the infamous Mothman sightings.
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Museum

A small storefront museum explores the history and myth of West Virginia's famous urban legend.
Natural Bridge, Virginia

Dinosaur Kingdom II

An alternate history park where the Union Army loses the war... to dinosaurs.
Lexington, Virginia

The Coffee Pot

The oddly shaped, steam-spewing building is now an art studio and gallery.
Supply, North Carolina

Fort Apache

This handcrafted, old western-style town is filled with deserted cars, retired movie props, and other forms of Americana.
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

Ben Harris Metal Sculptures

This futuristic folk sculpture park sits along a peaceful stretch of rural North Carolina roadway.
Tampa, Florida

Odyssey 2001 'Spaceship'

The strip club's VIP lounge is actually a rare repurposed Futuro House.
Walterboro, South Carolina

Walterboro Water Tower

This South Carolina water tower is an icon of the city of Walterboro, but it also once served as the county jail.
Hardeeville, South Carolina

Thelma and Louise

A pink and gray pair of pachyderms advertise a fireworks shop.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Mount Airy, North Carolina

Siamese Twins Exhibit

This small exhibit explores the lives of Chang and Eng, the first known conjoined twins.
Mount Airy, North Carolina

Scoops Ice Cream & Such

Follow the path behind this treat-slinging camper van to a sculpture garden in the forest.
Asheville, North Carolina

Burton Street Community Peace Gardens

A nourishing complex of found object art, paintings, and sculptures that celebrate key figures in black history.
Forneys Creek, North Carolina

Tail of the Dragon

This winding road of 318 curves is a must-visit for motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts.
Charlotte, North Carolina

Wall Poems of Charlotte

Colorful murals stationed throughout Charlotte bring poetry to everyone.
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Heritage USA

A Christian-themed amusement park and complex rocked by scandals.
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Upper Room Chapel

A replica of where the Last Supper was held.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pine State Creamery Butter Churn

A giant cement churn carries the legacy of American resilience, unity, and greed.
High Point, North Carolina

Hoggatt House

This colonial cabin is the oldest building in High Point, built by one of the first settlers in the area.
Asheville, North Carolina

Fleetwood’s

A wedding chapel, vintage clothing shop, and bar all under one roof.
Asheville, North Carolina

Moogseum

A museum dedicated to the legacy of Bob Moog and his pioneering synthesizers.
Hartsville, South Carolina

The Last Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken Restaurant

The sole remaining outpost of a once-thriving South Carolina chain still sells “pic-a-nic” baskets.