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Vero Beach, Florida

Pelican Island

This small island was the first National Wildlife Refuge ever created in the United States.
Islamorada, Florida

Florida Keys Memorial

Dedicated to the victims of one of the deadliest hurricanes to strike the United States in recorded history.
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

C-97 Stratofreighter at the Don Q Inn

One of the last surviving C-97s sits in a field in front of a Wisconsin inn.
North Little Rock, Arkansas

The Old Mill

The Old Mill shown in the opening credits of “Gone With the Wind” is actually fairly new, and was never a mill at all.
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

The only diamond mine in the world where you can keep what you find.
Huntsville, Alabama

K’REX

This 12-foot-tall T-rex is the largest K’Nex skeleton sculpture in the world.
Riverside, Ohio

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Inside houses a vast collection of military aircraft and missiles spanning the ages.
Fairfield, Ohio

Jungle Jim's International Market

An unusual, super-sized grocery adventure awaits in an Ohio suburb.
Lexington, Kentucky

Jim Varney’s Grave

This tombstone marks the final resting place of the beloved 1990's character, Ernest P. Worrell.
Greenwood, Mississippi

Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market

A decaying building marks the site associated with Emmett Till's brutal 1955 murder, an event largely credited with sparking the civil rights movement.
Idlewild, Michigan

Idlewild

This resort community was known as the "Black Eden of Michigan."
Grand Rapids, Michigan

White House Taping System

The origin of the Nixon tapes is rooted in technological incompetence as much as secrecy.
Baldwin, Michigan

Shrine of The Pines

This log cabin gallery is one man's gnarly, hand-carved tribute to his favorite type of tree.
Buena Vista, Georgia

Pasaquan

This folk art compound was built by a fortune teller on the advice of three people from the future.
Texas City, Texas

Texas City Memorial

This memorial marks the devastating day that Texas City was destroyed in a daisy chain of exploding ships.
Cartersville, Georgia

The Cartersville Abandoned Plane

This mysterious twin turboprop Grumman G-159 covered in graffiti has spent a decade and a half abandoned.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Elkmont Historic District

An abandoned ghost town hidden in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Forneys Creek, North Carolina

Tail of the Dragon

This winding road of 318 curves is a must-visit for motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts.
Atlanta, Georgia

'Autoeater'

In Midtown Atlanta, tons of marble appears to be devouring a Fiat Panda at this unique art installation.
Hamtramck, Michigan

Hamtramck Disneyland

A wacky two-story folk-art assemblage of carved and found objects, with lights, motion, and sound now in need of financial support.
Sylva, North Carolina

Judaculla Rock

Mysterious ancient boulder carved with petroglyphs in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
San Francisco, California

The "Full House" House

This private residence was the template for one of the most beloved television homes ever.
Olema, California

1906 Earthquake Fence

'Cause the fence start shaking, the earth was quaking.
Marshall, California

The Marconi Hotel

Built by the inventor of the radio, this abandoned hotel has housed early radio employees, military men, and a dangerous cult.