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Atlanta, Georgia

The Krog Street Tunnel

An underground magnet for ever-changing street art.
33.7523, -84.3634
Climbing the Lookout Mountain Incline
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

This funicular railway rumbles along for a mile up the nearly vertical face of Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain.
35.0060, -85.3429
The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
40.7563, -73.9864
The wooden escalators at Macy's are almost 100 years old.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
40.7508, -73.9895
New York, New York

Pier 54: The Titanic's Arrival Destination

A dilapidated dock tells the story of Titanic's missed arrival.
40.7414, -74.0099
Mount Denali
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of US high points towers over every other peak in North America.
63.7366, -148.8975
Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. (Creative Commons)
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.
64.7552, -147.3445
Jacksonville Interchange Spiral from above.
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Interchange Spiral

Must form and function forever remain at odds? Not if the Florida Department of Transportation has its way.
30.2532, -81.5162
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
28.3038, -81.5742
All of the restored planes are kept in pristine condition.
Polk City, Florida

Fantasy of Flight

The world's largest private aircraft collection.
28.1795, -81.8175
The floral clock is 50 feet across.
Orlando, Florida

Harry P. Leu Gardens

A vast array of tropical plants collected by a vacationing couple.
28.5676, -81.3554
Typical "krewe" during the parade.
Tampa, Florida

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Like Mardi Gras, only everyone's a pirate.
27.9392, -82.4583
The Citrus Tower looks over what was once orange groves.
Clermont, Florida

The Citrus Tower

An icon among Florida's pre-Disney tourist attractions.
28.5645, -81.7437
Windover Archeological Site
Titusville, Florida

Windover Archeological Site

A swamp that was the site of prehistoric water burials also managed to preserve its corpses for millennia.
28.5386, -80.8433
The Apollo 1 crew jokingly showing their faith in the craft.
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Complex 34

This abandoned NASA launch site is now a memorial to a trio of astronauts who were killed there.
28.5219, -80.5614
A high dynamic range (HDR) image of the building.
South Bay, Florida

Gatorland

One of many gator theme parks, abandoned in the sugar fields of South Florida.
26.6640, -80.7162
A collapsed sign
West Palm Beach, Florida

Unit 11 in the Everglades

A failed, un-built suburb that has been going feral for decades.
26.8600, -80.2800
Vizcaya: eastern view from Biscayne Bay. (Wikimedia Commons)
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
25.7466, -80.2114
Exterior view of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
28.5863, -80.6513
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
Monkey Jungle entrance. (Flickr)
Miami, Florida

Monkey Jungle

Where monkeys run wild and the humans are caged.
25.5653, -80.4701
The proud legacy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
29.9068, -81.3149
Lake Wales, Florida

Spook Hill

A haunted hill that supposedly defied gravity.
27.9086, -81.5812
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005