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The newly restored Tiffany Dome.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

A massive thing of wonder, this stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
41.8837, -87.6250
The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial
New York, New York

The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

Twice a day one of these tragic bronze mariners drowns with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.
40.7039, -74.0179
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
40.7083, -74.0128
The Oldest Fence in New York
New York, New York

The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king.
40.7049, -74.0137
The 'Fearless Girl' statue stands in the snow of Winter Storm Stella, March 14, 2017.
New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
40.7056, -74.0134
New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
40.7107, -74.0137
Autumn in Oz
Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Land of Oz Theme Park

An Oz-themed attraction that has fallen into disrepair but still holds some of that original magic.
36.2110, -81.8890
The concrete tower of Clingman's Dome.
Bryson City, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome

The highest point in Tennessee at 6,643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect.
35.5629, -83.4985
Bubble Rock
Mount Desert, Maine

Bubble Rock

A precariously balanced rock perches on the edge of a cliff created tens of thousands of years ago by glacial erosion.
44.3386, -68.2733
Paint Rock
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Paint Rock

North Carolina's finest examples of Native American pictographs have survived for 5,000 years.
35.9307, -82.8896
World Methodist Museum in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. (Amanda Riera-Gomez)
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

World Methodist Museum

Largest display of Wesleyana anywhere in the world.
35.5286, -82.9752
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
Lake Lure
Lake Lure, North Carolina

Lake Lure

Practice your Dirty Dancing lifts in the manmade lake where Johnny Castle himself did.
35.4356, -82.2317
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
Old Farmers' Ball
Swannanoa, North Carolina

The Old Farmers' Ball

Traditional Appalachian dances such as the Georgia Rang Tang and the Shoo-Fly Swing are kept alive at this weekly event.
35.6125, -82.4404
Helen's Bridge
Asheville, North Carolina

Helen's Bridge

This bridge is haunted by the ghost of a distraught mother.
35.5945, -82.5404
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
24.5557, -81.7826
Abandoned paradise near Key West
Boca Chica, Florida

Geiger Key Abandoned Beach

A nude beach alongside a washed-out road.
24.5821, -81.6526
Aerial view of Pigeon Key, with the partially decimated Overseas Railroad bridge running parallel to the new Seven Mile Bridge.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
24.7041, -81.1552
Bahamas

Great Isaac Cay

Bermuda triangle lighthouse, site of mysterious disappearances, left to crumble into the Atlantic.
26.0277, -79.0883
Ted Smallwood Store
Chokoloskee, Florida

Ted Smallwood Store

A time capsule of Floridian history fights to survive on the banks of Chokoloskee Bay.
25.8100, -81.3626
(WikiCommons)
North Bimini Island, Bahamas

Bimini Road

An underwater road considered a possible Atlantis location.
25.7648, -79.2800
SS Sapona shipwreck off the coast of Bimini, The Bahamas. Taken Aug 19, 2009
Bahamas

SS Sapona

A steamer run aground near Bimini lives a second life as a playground for scuba divers.
25.6784, -79.3025