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Cullowhee, North Carolina

Judaculla Rock

Mysterious ancient boulder carved with petroglyphs in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Monteagle, Tennessee

High Point Restaurant (RyeMabee Mansion)

This mansion turned restaurant was once a pitstop for Al Capone during his travels.
Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Spaceship House

Live long and prosper in Tennessee.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

North Shore Dance Paving Stones

Follow the steps, and this roadside artwork will teach you how to dance.
Sparta, Tennessee

Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness

Visit this playground of waterfalls, caves and sinkholes.
Helen, Georgia

Nacoochee Mound

This lovely burial mound is actually a replica that was installed after archeologists excavated the original.
Sevierville, Tennessee

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

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

S.S. Sultana Memorial

This stone memorial pays tribute to a massive shipwreck which was sadly overshadowed by the death of John Wilkes Booth.
Forneys Creek, North Carolina

Tail of the Dragon

This winding road of 318 curves is a must-visit for (careful) motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts.
Greenback, Tennessee

Fortress of Faith (Greenback Castle)

One man has spent decades faithfully constructing this unique brick and cinderblock castle.
Dayton, Tennessee

Rhea County Courthouse

The site of the Scopes Trial contains a small exhibit dedicated to the famous case.
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

See massive fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Carousel Bar

The only rotating bar in New Orleans has been slowly spinning since 1949.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Museum of Death

A collection of oddities including Dr. Kevorkian's suicide device, the Thanatron.
LaPlace, Louisiana

Frenier Cemetery

All that remains of this small town is its mass grave and the enduring legend of the voodoo priestess who predicted its demise.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Manchac Swamp Bridge

The third longest water bridge in the world, constructed over a supposedly haunted swamp in Louisiana.
Stigler, Oklahoma

Younger's Bend

The final resting place and once home of the Bandit Queen of the West.
Yellville, Arkansas

Rush Ghost Town

The final remnant of the Arkansas zinc industry is this historically protected ghost town.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buck Atom

Standing at 21-feet tall, this space cowboy adds to the legacy of Route 66's muffler men.