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Savannah, Georgia

Riverside Plant Hotel

A once-groundbreaking power plant turned into a hotel and mini-museum of archeological and geological wonders.
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Muddy Waters’ Cabin

The centerpiece of the Delta Blues Museum is a wooden sharecropper’s cabin that once housed a titan of blues music.
Sponsored by Visit Mississippi
Bentonia, Mississippi

Blue Front Cafe

The oldest active juke joint in the state sustains a niche school of blues guitar.
Sponsored by Visit Mississippi
New York, New York

Pier 26 Tide Deck

Amid skyscrapers and traffic exists this unique aquatic ecosystem.
Marietta, Georgia

Big Chicken

This abstract roadside poultry was saved from demolition by outraged drivers and pilots.
Savannah, Georgia

The Pirates' House

This kitschy tavern is also home to rare early editions of "Treasure Island."
Savannah, Georgia

Abe's on Lincoln

This bar hosts an ever-evolving napkin art installation devoted to an American president.
Savannah, Georgia

Original Taco Bell Sign

This twisty sign depicts the chain's first logo.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ruby Falls

The mysterious wonder of an underground waterfall is illuminated by multicolored lights.
Salem, Massachusetts

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

A collection of full-size movie monsters opened to the public.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
Monteagle, Tennessee

High Point Restaurant (RyeMabee Mansion)

This mansion turned restaurant was once a pitstop for Al Capone during his travels.
Summerville, Georgia

Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens

This "Plant Farm Museum" is home to the divinely inspired and visionary outsider artwork of Reverend Howard Finster.
Conley, Georgia

Wat Lao Buddha Phothisaram

An ornate Buddhist temple located in an Atlanta suburb, built by and for the Laotian community.
Atlanta, Georgia

Alpaca Treehouse

This wondrous hideaway is suspended in a bamboo forest above a sanctuary for rescued llamas and alpacas.
Quito, Mississippi

Robert Johnson's Headstone at Payne Chapel

Though Johnson is not actually buried here, an Atlanta-based band sponsored a headstone for him.
Hazlehurst, Mississippi

Robert Johnson House

A blues musician so talented that people said he must have traded his soul to the devil was born in this house.
Morgan City, Mississippi

Robert Johnson's Cenotaph

Contrary to popular belief, this memorial does not actually claim to mark the bluesman's grave.
Carrollton, Mississippi

Mississippi John Hurt Grave

Tucked away on a hilltop in the backwoods of Mississippi lies the remains of a blues legend.
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clarksdale Crossroads

Giant novelty guitars now mark the spot where Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil.
Nashville, Tennessee

Welcome to 1979

Located inside a former record pressing plant, this recording studio pays homage to the techniques and gear of a bygone age.
Memphis, Tennessee

Earnestine & Hazel's

The juke joint where legendary soul artists ate, drank, and made merry.
Nashville, Tennessee

United Record Pressing

When Motown musicians came to Nashville in the 1960s they stayed at this historic record-pressing company because hotels wouldn't host them.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis's own personal tropical hideaway.