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South Pittsburg, Tennessee

Nickajack Cave

This large cave is a summer home to thousands of bats and has a rich history dating back to prehistoric times.
Moundville, Alabama

Moundville Archaeological Site

A collection of huge Pre-Colombian structures in Alabama.
Jackson, Tennessee

Casey Jones Village

This Tennessee museum is dedicated to a tragic railroad hero who inspired the famous ballad that bears his name.
Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia

The Rosewell Plantation Ruins

This once-palatial plantation may have been the site where a draft of the Declaration of Independence was written.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Congressional Fallout Shelter at the Greenbrier Resort

America's post-nuclear-attack chambers of Congress.
Warm Springs, Virginia

Jefferson Pools

Bubbling up from deep underground is the warm crystal clear water that fills the Jefferson Pools, America's oldest spa.
Staunton, Virginia

Camera Heritage Museum

Developed by focused shutterbugs, this museum exposes visitors to more than 6,000 different cameras.
Buckingham, Virginia

The Light Of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS)

The flower-shaped temple in Virginia aims to transcend the boundaries of the world’s religions.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Afton, Virginia

Crozet Tunnel

A railroad tunnel that, upon its completion, was considered one of the engineering marvels of the modern world.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Richmond, Virginia

Church Hill Tunnel

Under a playground is a little-known sealed train tunnel that likely contains the bodies of workers trapped by cave-ins.
Richmond, Virginia

Chimborazo Medical Museum

A former Confederate hospital serves as a remembrance of wounded and dead soldiers.
Richmond, Virginia

Egyptian Building

A convincing little bit of ancient Egypt smack dab in Richmond, Virginia.
Richmond, Virginia

Shockoe Hill Cemetery

Within this lovely Richmond cemetery lie the remains of famous Virginians and some of Edgar Allan Poe's most beloved family and friends.
Richmond, Virginia

The Markel Building

Inspired by a foil-wrapped potato, (seriously) the Markel Building has been deemed one of the 10 ugliest buildings in the world.
Richmond, Virginia

Evergreen Cemetery

This labyrinthine resting place of African-American leaders has been reclaimed by nature.
Richmond, Virginia

Richmond Airport Civil War Fortifications

The airport was once a Civil War battleground, and the earthwork defenses can still be seen today.
Smithfield, Virginia

World’s Oldest Edible Ham

The 119-year-old piece of pork wears a brass collar and was once a man's "pet ham."
Surry, Virginia

Bacon’s Castle

Rowdy rebels fortified this home during the first popular uprising in United States history.
Ocracoke, North Carolina

British Cemetery of Ocracoke

The North Carolina grounds are leased in perpetuity to the British Commonwealth for as long as the WWII sailors are buried there.
Williamsburg, Virginia

The Archaearium

This museum explores the grim reality of life in the earliest British colonies in America.
Roanoke, Virginia

Miniature Graceland

An overgrown collection of miniature buildings still stand as evidence of one couple's obsession with The King.
Appomattox, Virginia

Joel Sweeney's Grave

The final resting place of a controversial man who was instrumental in plucking the banjo from obscurity.