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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

Who needs fancy modern water slides when this giant North Carolina rock works just as well?
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Daily Planet Theater

This hollow steel globe is the second-largest in the world.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Bain Waterworks Plant

Art Deco urban decay at this historical building.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Gullah Heritage Trail

The language and heritage of a nearly forgotten culture can still be explored in this Southern enclave.
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Folly Boat

Twenty-eight years after this local landmark was washed ashore by hurricane Hugo, it was washed away by hurricane Irma.
Charleston, South Carolina

Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Dental instruments from the illustrious history of American dentistry.
Charleston, South Carolina

The Waring Historical Library

Dedicated to the history of the health sciences.
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.
Charleston, South Carolina

Robert Smalls Memorial

This small memorial is almost as well concealed as Smalls himself was on the night he sailed to freedom.
Charleston, South Carolina

Tavern at Rainbow Row

The oldest liquor store in the country is a model of resilience and mischief.
Charleston, South Carolina

Stede Bonnet Hanging Site

Most historians agree that the so-called "Gentleman Pirate" wasn't much of either of those things.
Charleston, South Carolina

Rainbow Row

Thirteen pastel palaces in downtown Charleston add a gorgeous splash of color to the city.
Charleston, South Carolina

Drayton Hall

Oldest unrestored plantation house in America that is open to the public.
Fort Worth, Texas

The Palace Light Bulb

The world's second-longest burning light bulb.
Fort Worth, Texas

Billy Bob’s Texas

The "world’s largest honky-tonk" also has its own indoor rodeo arena.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
Anchorage, Alaska

Earthquake Park

The now-serene site of the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America.
Anchorage, Alaska

Neighborhood Airplane Hangars

A suburban street in Anchorage doubles as a runway, and each home has its own airplane hangar.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Haul Road (Dalton Highway)

This gravelly, dangerous highway is the only road in the United States that leads to the Arctic Ocean.
Wasilla, Alaska

Togo the Wonder Dog

Siberian husky that delivered a life-saving antitoxin.
Palmer, Alaska

Independence Mine

This abandoned mine offers a glimpse at what life was like for those who came to Alaska seeking Gold Rush riches.
Palmer, Alaska

Musk Ox Farm

An Alaska livestock farm devotes itself to harvesting wool from creatures that once ran with mammoths and sabertooth tigers.
Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Running under an entire mountain, the longest highway tunnel in North America is kept fresh using portal fans and jet fans.
Whittier, Alaska

Portage Ghost Town

The ruins of a town wiped out by the second-largest earthquake in recorded history.