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Clinton, Tennessee

Clinton 12 Statue at Green McAdoo Cultural Center

A bronze sculpture honors the 12 black students who attended the first integrated public high school in the segregated South.
Petros, Tennessee

Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

This former maximum-security prison is creepy, sobering, and supposedly haunted.
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Titanic Museum Attraction

A recreation of the doomed ocean liner in the middle of the Smoky Mountains.
Rugby, Tennessee

Rugby Colony

A failed utopian experiment for British expats in the American South is now a Victorian village frozen in time.
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Lost Sea

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

Ruby Falls

The mysterious wonder of an underground waterfall is illuminated by multicolored lights.
Sevierville, Tennessee

Forbidden Caverns

Crazy lights and sound effects turn a walk through some caves into an eye-popping 1960s tourist attraction.
Chicago, Illinois

Dialogo

This abstract sculpture is rumored to cast a hammer-and-sickle shadow once a year.
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park

Once called the "Polish Gold Coast" it is an icon of the neighborhood that bears its same name.
Chicago, Illinois

95th Street Bridge

This urban drawbridge gained eternal pop culture fame when the Blues Brothers jumped it while it was raised.
Chicago, Illinois

Confederate Mass Grave

Oak Woods Cemetery is the final resting place of up to 6,000 confederate soldiers, the largest mass grave in the Western Hemisphere.
Chicago, Illinois

U-505

The unluckiest U-boat in the entire German fleet is now on display in a Chicago museum.
Rome, Georgia

The Berry College Campus

World's largest college campus includes a wildlife sanctuary and a former movie set on more than 28,000 acres.
Riverdale, Georgia

Hindu Temple of Atlanta

A vision of beautiful Hindu architecture in the middle of the American South.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
Marco Island, Florida

Cape Romano Dome House

An abandoned vacation home spent a decade taking on legends. It's now taking on water.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Starr Kempf's Kinetic Sculptures

The moving metal works of one troubled artist can still be viewed on his front lawn... for now.