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New Orleans, Louisiana

Café Lafitte in Exile

One of the oldest continuously-operated gay bars in the United States is allegedly haunted by Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Arch

A spectacular remnant of an Adler and Sullivan masterpiece that was destroyed in 1972.
Chicago, Illinois

Concrete Traffic

An actual 1957 Cadillac De Ville, encased in 15 cubic yards of concrete.
Savannah, Georgia

The Pirates' House

This kitschy tavern is also home to rare early editions of "Treasure Island."
Savannah, Georgia

Lucas Theatre

The first public building in Savannah to offer air conditioning was a luxurious cinema that still operates today.
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Savannah, Georgia

The Waving Girl

A statue honoring 44 continuous years of greeting passing ships.
Charleston, South Carolina

Drayton Hall

Oldest unrestored plantation house in America that is open to the public.
Charleston, South Carolina

Fireproof Building and South Carolina Historical Society

Once the most flame resistant building in the country, the South Carolina Historical Society building was almost burnt down in a fire.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

The highway's southernmost spot is a beloved local attraction.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

KiMo Theatre

This opulent Pueblo Deco movie palace melds Art Deco and Native American motifs.
Chicago, Illinois

Hudson Chess Park

A Japanese temple, old German townhouses, and public chess tables offer a peaceful escape from the bustle of the North Side.
Chicago, Illinois

'Ten Thousand Ripples'

Partially submerged Buddha heads freckle Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Dallas, Texas

Thanks-Giving Square

A serene temple with stunning stained glass hides in downtown Dallas.
Peoria, Illinois

Giant Oak Park

A massive 500-year-old bur oak tree is the centerpiece of this quiet urban greenspace.
Cherry Valley, California

Edward-Dean Museum and Gardens

A museum dedicated to the decorative arts from the 16th through 19th centuries.
Landers, California

The Dream Wanderer

Mediums from a psychic utopian community lead a trippy VR journey on a parked desert bus.
Landers, California

The Integratron

Experience a quartz crystal sound bath inside a storied, all-wood sound-chamber.
Joshua Tree, California

Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum

The quirky salon doubles as a retro museum run by the world's leading "hairstorian."
Landers, California

Giant Rock

A regular looking rock with an unbelievable history.
Joshua Tree, California

Krblin Jihn Kabin

While exploring the desert, you can stop by the home of a fictional heretic.