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New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.
New Orleans, Louisiana

General Laundry Building

It's clear this abandoned Art Deco gem was no ordinary cleaners.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dooky Chase's Restaurant

Parts of the civil rights movement unfolded in this historic eatery, helmed by the "Queen of Creole Cuisine."
Gainesville, Florida

The Devil's Millhopper

This Florida sinkhole hides a rainforest-like micro-environment in its depths.
Homosassa, Florida

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Meet manatees face-to-face at this zoo for native species.
Palatka, Florida

Cross Florida Barge Canal

Public works and national defense project meant to carve a canal all the way across the state of Florida.
Pierson, Florida

Barberville Yard Art Emporium

This kitschy curio wonderland is full of fake animals, teak tables, and a cacophony of random bric-a-brac.
Inglewood, California

Randy's Donuts

A giant donut stands as a popular symbol of Los Angeles iconography.
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
San Diego, California

USS Recruit

Not truly a ship nor a building, the Navy's first and last "landship" is now abandoned due to clerical issues.
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

A sculpture of the famous photograph stands on San Diego's "Greatest Generation Walk."
Calipatria, California

Carcass Beach

At this deceptively beautiful beach, nothing is what it seems.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Calipatria, California

Salton Sea Duck Blinds

The sea once considered an ecological wasteland is now called "crown jewel of avian biodiversity" by scientists.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

This abandoned Navy base was transformed into an off-grid alternative living community for thousands of people.
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
Los Angeles, California

The Masque

The remains of LA's first punk club.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Cañon City, Colorado

Skyline Drive

This razorback ridgeline has doubled as a scenic drive since the early 1900s.
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.