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Lake Helen, Florida

Cassadaga

Town of spiritualists and mediums in Florida.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castle Otttis

Two men built this castle on the Florida coast as an artistic “landscape sculpture.”
Jacksonville, Florida

Treaty Oak

This ancient octopus-like tree was saved from destruction thanks to shady reporting.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Horton House

Georgia's first brewery is also one of its oldest surviving buildings.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island Club

If all members were present at the table, a sixth of the world's wealth would be under the same roof.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Driftwood Beach

Constant erosion has created a surreal landscape of bleached and preserved fallen trees in Georgia.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
Jacksonville, Florida

Abandoned Annie Lytle Elementary School

Jacksonvile's highways rendered this century-old grammar school unusable.
Port Orange, Florida

Bongoland Ruins

Strange beasts lurking in a garden are all that remain of a quirky, short-lived theme park.
Corinne, Utah

The Spiral Jetty

An earthwork sculpture built by Robert Smithson in the Great Salt Lake only reemerges during drought.
Soda Springs, Idaho

Geyser Park

Home to a timed geyser created by complete accident.
Boise, Idaho

The Basque Block

A small section of Boise, Idaho maintains the unique culture and traditions of the Basque people.
Boise, Idaho

The Black Cliffs

These black pillars of volcanic basalt seem to call mountain climbers with an unbreakable siren song.
Syracuse, Utah

Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake

The largest island on the great salt lake is home to curious creatures and strange stories.
Stanley, Idaho

Custer Ghost Town

See just what life was like in a 19th century prospecting town.
Idaho City, Idaho

Idaho City

A former gold rush boomtown has managed to stay in business for over 100 ramshackle years.
Sun Valley, Idaho

Ernest Hemingway's Grave

Despite his legacy of work in Spain, Cuba, and Florida, the larger-than-life writer's grave is a simple affair tucked in an Idaho cemetery.
Blackfoot, Idaho

Idaho Potato Museum

This museum glorifies the humble potato.
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth.
Arco, Idaho

The Devil Boat

Supposedly Satanic numbers adorn this preserved submarine sail.
Sun Valley, Idaho

The Hemingway Memorial

Tucked away on a scenic trail, a modest memorial honors one of the greatest writers of our time.
Lombard, Illinois

Sheldon Peck Homestead

People escaping slavery passed through the oldest house in Lombard, Illinois on their northbound journey to freedom.
Lombard, Illinois

Lilacia Park

This botanical garden outside Chicago boasts an array of over 300 varieties of lilacs.
El Prado, New Mexico

Earthships

These aggressively sustainable art homes look like something out of 1970's science fiction.