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Vicksburg, Mississippi

U.S.S. Cairo

This iron and wood Civil War city-ship was the first vessel to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo.
Jackson, Tennessee

Casey Jones Village

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

Floating Mesa

The top of a giant mesa, just outside of Amarillo, appears to float in the sky above.
Ransom Canyon, Texas

Robert Bruno’s Steel House

A wacky, UFO-shaped house in a suburban neighborhood.
Sevierville, Tennessee

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

While knives are the main feature in this store, visitors will also find dinosaur bones and meteorites.
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Lost Sea

Enormous lake at the bottom of a unique cave system.
Nashville, Tennessee

Hermitage Hotel Men's Bathroom

This award-winning men's bathroom was just too beautiful to not allow women to see.
Nashville, Tennessee

Site of the Looby House Bombing

An attack on a prominent Black attorney's house sparked a watershed moment in Nashville's civil rights movement.
Centerville, Tennessee

Minnie Pearl Chicken Wire Statue

In the hometown of the Grand Ole Opry star is a larger-than-life memorial statue made entirely from chicken wire.
Cherokee, Alabama

Key Underwood Coon Dog Cemetery

A cemetery for only coon hounds in northwest Alabama.
Greenwood, Mississippi

Robert Johnson's Grave

After decades of research and rumors, Little Zion Church was proven to be his final resting place.
Grand Saline, Texas

The Salt Palace

A small "palace" and museum made of, and devoted entirely, to salt.
Saratoga, Texas

Light of Saratoga

This eight-mile stretch of road gets its name from a local legend about a lost soul searching for his head.
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

The only diamond mine in the world where you can keep what you find.
Minden, Louisiana

Germantown Colony and Museum

A 19th-century utopian religious society designed to align with the latitude of Jerusalem.
Bryson City, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome

The highest point in Tennessee, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Elkmont Historic District

An abandoned town is hidden in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Synchronous Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains

For two weeks every June, fireflies in the Smoky Mountains perform an astonishing light show.
Jefferson, Texas

Union Missionary Baptist Church

This historic Civil War church has survived over a century of racial turmoil but still stands as a reminder of the town's roots.
Texarkana, Texas

Ace of Clubs House

$10,000 won in a poker game in 1884 allowed James Draughon to build this intriguing home.
Linden, Texas

Regulator-Moderator War Centennial Marker

This once lawless patch of land was home to an infamous and deadly land feud.
Ferriday, Louisiana

Jerry Lee Lewis Museum

The childhood home of Jerry Lee Lewis was converted into a museum dedicated to his musical legend.
Kentwood, Louisiana

Kentwood Historical and Cultural Arts Museum

A small town museum honors local WWII veterans and the queen of pop who put it on the map.
Natchez, Mississippi

The Emerald Mound

The second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States is an artificial hill that is loosely shaped like a pentagon.