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The Highest Point in Arkansas
Paris, Arkansas

Magazine Mountain

A large stone map of Arkansas awaits visitors to its highest point.
35.1673, -93.6449
Times Beach, Missouri
Eureka, Missouri

Times Beach, Missouri

This former small town was destroyed not by the motor oil it sprayed the ground with but by the toxic waste that was added.
38.5029, -90.5935
Mike the Tiger looking all cute and stuff!
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mike the Tiger

The LSU mascot lived on the college campus in one of the most impressive tiger habitats in the country.
30.4145, -91.1783
Discovery Island
Orlando, Florida

Discovery Island

Disney's abandoned animal island is now an overgrown ruin that was almost the coolest attraction ever.
28.4137, -81.5663
The Battle of NOLA
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Conti Wax Museum

An old-timey wax exhibition campily depicting New Orleans legends and scandals.
29.9574, -90.0689
New Orleans, Louisiana

Abandoned Jazzland

A theme park that suffered massive flooding during Katrina, abandoned and proving irresistible to trespassing explorers.
30.0531, -89.9340
Mammy's Cupboard
Natchez, Mississippi

Mammy's Cupboard

This racially troublesome eatery thought a new coat of paint could erase its offensive connotations.
31.5346, -91.3937
Old Courthouse Museum in the Historic Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Photo by Ken Lund
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Old Courthouse Museum

Museum of the Old South that never was.
32.3525, -90.8782
U.S.S. Cairo - Front/right.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

U.S.S. Cairo

This iron and wood Civil War city-ship was the first vessel to be sunk by a torpedo.
32.3441, -90.8516
Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church - the hike starting point
Simsboro, Louisiana

Driskill Mountain

The highest point in Louisiana, Driskill Mountain at 535 feet above sea level.
32.4246, -92.8974
Toad Suck, Arkansas. (Random Factor/Flickr)
Bigelow, Arkansas

Toad Suck

Town not known for anything except its strange name.
35.0756, -92.5599
The museum in Gibsland.
Gibsland, Louisiana

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum

A museum dedicated to the lovable crime couple Bonnie & Clyde, just a few miles away from the site of their early demise.
32.5451, -93.0531
St. Louis' Old Courthouse was the scene of the Dred Scott Decision, which served as a catalyst in the eradication of slavery in the United States.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
38.6249, -90.1863
Rush Ghost Town
Yellville, Arkansas

Rush Ghost Town

The final remnant of the Arkansas zinc industry is this historically protected ghost town.
36.1326, -92.5711