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Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

This Spanish fort is made entirely of seashell and concrete.
29.7174, -81.2309
The proud legacy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
29.9068, -81.3149
Lake Jackson Mounds
Tallahassee, Florida

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

This state park was once an important Native American cermonial center.
30.5015, -84.3139
George Firestone Building
Tallahassee, Florida

George Firestone Building

This former prison is an Art Deco masterpiece with a past full of civil rights flashpoints.
30.4352, -84.2776
Labyrinth
Tallahassee, Florida

Lichgate on High Road

This fairytale-inspired cottage was created by a university literature professor.
30.4608, -84.3127
Enterprise, Alabama

Boll Weevil Monument

Monument to the cotton-destroying boll weevil.
31.3144, -85.8539
Garden of Eden
Bristol , Florida

Garden of Eden Trail

A 1950s eccentric's vision of Eden preserved as a hiking trail.
30.4571, -84.9728
Ponce de Leon, Florida

Vortex Spring

A humid oasis combines recreation with exploration in a unique underwater cavern.
30.7704, -85.9490
Vernon, Florida
Vernon, Florida

Vernon, Florida

For a time this small Florida town of less than 1,000 residents was the national leader in dismemberment.
30.6223, -85.7116
The Navy's first experimental underwater habitat: SEALAB-1
Panama City Beach, Florida

Man in the Sea Museum

A graveyard of bathyspheres and diving bells paints a weirdly accurate account of ocean exploration's rickety history.
30.2325, -85.8931
Brevard White Squirrels
Brevard, North Carolina

Brevard White Squirrels

This Transylvania County city is home to a rare white squirrel population that is descended from an escaped carnival animal.
35.2334, -82.7343
Sliding Rock
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

Who needs fancy modern water slides when this giant North Carolina rock works just as well?
35.3115, -82.7876
Cloudy Forest View
Burnsville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

The highest point in North Carolina and the United States east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell is named after argumentative explorer Elisha Mitchell.
35.7650, -82.2651
Helen's Bridge
Asheville, North Carolina

Helen's Bridge

This bridge is haunted by the ghost of a distraught mother.
35.5945, -82.5404