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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.
Bryson City, North Carolina

The Road to Nowhere

This road in the Great Smoky Mountains was supposed to assuage a displaced community, but ended up a $52 million dead end.
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.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Mountain Farm Museum

Step back in time on this preserved 1800s farm.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre

Some North Carolina Cherokee have been keeping their history alive for decades with a single play.
Claremont, North Carolina

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge

A historic covered bridge, possibly the last of its kind in the United States.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Joel Lane House Museum

Eighteenth century house of the mysterious "Father of Raleigh."
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pumping Station House

A water pumping station disguised as a residential home to assuage concerned neighbors now tricks most passersby.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

This woodland architectural installation acts as a camera obscura for the heavens.
Hilo, Hawaii

Kaumana Lava Tubes

Hide from Hawaii's tourist hordes in these relatively unknown, and unguarded lava caves.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach

Semi-precious green sand on Hawaii's big island.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Ka Lae

The southernmost point in the United States is a beautiful place to look at but a deadly place to wade in.
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
New Bern, North Carolina

Pepsi Inventor Caleb Bradham's Grave

The humble gravesite of the man who failed to cash in on his Pepsi-cola goldmine.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is home to a dozen world-class observatories.