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Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
Washington, D.C.

The Adams Memorial

A haunting tribute to pioneering photographer Clover Adams.
Garden Grove, California

Crystal Cathedral

Megachurch comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Raccoon Mountain Caverns

More than five miles of underground passageways.
Sylacauga, Alabama

Monument to Lady-Whacking Meteorite

Abstract marble carving for an 8.5-pound rock.
Auburn, Alabama

Auburn War Eagle

Auburn's iconic eagle flight goes back to a 19th century eagle that dropped dead on the field after inspiring the football team to victory.
Alexandria, Virginia

South Boundary Stone of Washington, DC

America's first federal monument.
Washington, D.C.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Largest Roman Catholic church in North America.
Washington, D.C.

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece.
St. Joseph, Missouri

Glore Psychiatric Museum

The history of the treatment of mental illness, illustrated in all its gory detail, and housed in an asylum.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
Birmingham, Alabama

Red Mountain Park

1500-acre development hopes to be the Central Park of the south.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South."
Pikeville, Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Labor provided by Great Depression-era programs restored these 25,000 acres in Tennessee.
Hohenwald, Tennessee

Meriwether Lewis Monument

This simple, broken column marks the final resting place of one of America's most famous explorers.
Scottsboro, Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center

One person's lost luggage is another person's treasure.
Cullman, Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto

A miniature city built by a single hunchbacked monk.
Columbus, Georgia

Lunch Box Museum

A stockpile of childhood lunch pails turned collectibles.
Enterprise, Alabama

Boll Weevil Monument

Monument to the cotton-destroying boll weevil.
Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world.
Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 58-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

Designed by Maya Lin, the memorial honors 40 individuals who died fighting for equal rights between 1954 and 1968.