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Roanoke Star
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
37.2508, -79.9328
The Robert C. Bryd Green Bank telescope
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank Telescope

The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
38.4159, -79.8428
Waiter Carriers at Gordonsville.
Gordonsville, Virginia

Gordonsville Fried Chicken Festival

This Virginia town has been famous for its fried chicken since the 19th century.
38.1373, -78.1877
Front view of Glensheen.
Duluth, Minnesota

Glensheen Historic Estate

This posh mansion began as a family's estate and ended as the site of a murder ripped from the pages of a pulp novel.
46.8152, -92.0511
S.S. William A. Irvin
Duluth, Minnesota

S.S. William A. Irvin

This rare vessel mixed luxury with labor before being converted to a museum and sometimes haunted maze.
46.7794, -92.0988
Split Rock Lighthouse
Two Harbors, Minnesota

Split Rock Lighthouse

This picturesque cliffside beacon no longer calls to sailors but shines once a year in honor of a famous shipwreck.
47.2000, -91.3670
Monongahela Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The country’s oldest funicular railway has been gliding up and down steepest Pittsburgh for nearly a century and a half.
40.4314, -80.0058
Engines No. 5 and No. 6 in 2013
Cass, West Virginia

Cass Scenic Railroad

Take a steam-powered ride straight out of the past on this Appalachian rail line.
38.3967, -79.9147
Spruce Knob Observation Tower
Riverton, West Virginia

Spruce Knob

Near-constant high winds deform the trees on Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia at 4,683 feet above sea level.
38.6998, -79.5328
Barboursville
Barboursville, Virginia

Barboursville Ruins

The ruins of this Thomas-Jefferson-designed mansion have been left to crumble since the Christmas Day they burnt down.
38.1625, -78.2807
Shiprock, a rock formation in New Mexico
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

Legends surround this jagged rock formation in the New Mexico desert.
36.6867, -108.8364
Giant Red Wagon
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
47.6607, -117.4204
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
Bok Tower
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
27.9157, -81.5660
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
Key West, Florida

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum

The museum chronicling a treasure hunter's dream, fulfilled.
24.5579, -81.8064
The Blue Hole is a haven for a wide array of wildlife in the Florida Keys
Big Pine Key, Florida

Blue Hole Freshwater Lake

The only freshwater lake in the Florida Keys.
24.7056, -81.3796
Weeki Wachee 60th Anniversary, 2007.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
28.5167, -82.5739
A screenshot from the park's Manatee Cam. (Press photo)
Homosassa, Florida

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Meet manatees face-to-face at this zoo for native species.
28.8008, -82.5765
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
Lake Wales, Florida

Spook Hill

A haunted hill that supposedly defied gravity.
27.9086, -81.5812
Avebury
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
51.4280, -1.8538
Glastonbury High Street. (dichohecho/Flickr)
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
51.1508, -2.7263
Paragliding above Westbury White Horse.
Bratton, England

Westbury White Horse

A giant white horse drawn on an English hillside may not have been intended to be a horse at all.
51.2676, -2.1265