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Quincy, Florida

The Town of Coca-Cola Millionaires

How Quincy, Florida became the richest town per capita due to one man's shrewd business acumen and taste for fizzy drinks.
Tallahassee, Florida

George Firestone Building

This former prison is an Art Deco masterpiece with a past full of civil rights flashpoints.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Congo Square

Once the site of a Native American harvest festival, this humble clearing later played an invaluable role in the birth of jazz.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2

This "second" cemetery represents New Orleans' attempt to keep cholera at bay.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb

In 2010, Nicolas Cage purchased two plots in this cemetery using one to construct this strange pyramid mausoleum.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, resting peacefully for over 200 years now.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

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

Harvey's Ford Truck Collection

Off of the Crawfordville Highway in Florida, nature is taking back this decrepit row of Ford trucks.
Crawfordville, Florida

Wakulla Springs

One of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs, where mastodons once roamed.
Tallahassee, Florida

Sod Cemetery

An unusual college football tradition involves burying pieces of sod from competitors' turf, replete with tiny coffins and headstones.
Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk

This sidewalk monument honors over 50 civil rights activists who helped change the face of America.
Tallahassee, Florida

Grave of Elizabeth Budd-Graham

This historic headstone is said to mark the final resting place of a doubly-dead white witch.
Tallahassee, Florida

Library Oak Tree Fort Sculpture

This creative sculpture was a way to "recycle" an old tree.
Tallahassee, Florida

The Phillips Mausoleum

This historic crypt was said to have been designed and built by the very person who is buried inside of it.
Tallahassee, Florida

Ghost Roads of Fallschase

The haunting remains of a failed housing development can still be found behind the big box stores that were to anchor them.
Havana, Florida

Shade Tobacco Museum

This small museum is dedicated to the history of Havana and Florida's once-booming tobacco industry.
Tallahassee, Florida

McCord Park's Komodo Dragon

Though it's unclear why it's there, the lifelike sculpture of the giant lizard is oddly charming.
Tallahassee, Florida

9/11 Whale Sculptures

One man's grief over national tragedy has manifested in a pod of homemade whales on his front lawn.
Madison, Florida

The Ghost Town of Ellaville

This picturesque ghost town is located on the banks of the Suwannee River.