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Manteo, North Carolina

William B. Umstead Bridge

So many migrating birds roost on the bridge, it has a special summer speed limit.
Poplar Branch, North Carolina

Grave Digger's Dungeon

The Cadillac Ranch for monster truck aficionados.
Norfolk, Virginia

Yellow Fever Park

One tiny triangular park commemorates the victims of a yellow fever epidemic—many of whom are buried right below the grass.
Norfolk, Virginia

Cementiscope

A cement mixer-turned-kaleidoscope in downtown Norfolk offers different views of the city.
Norfolk, Virginia

Doumar's Barbecue

Iconic, old-fashioned carhop restaurant that gave the world the waffle cone.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Witch of Pungo Statue

This statue is dedicated to Grace Sherwood, the last person in Virginia to be convicted of being a witch.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monumento a la Revolución

Many people don't realize there’s a lot going on inside—and below—the world’s tallest triumphal arch.
Prague, Czechia

'Il Commendatore' ('Cloak of Conscience')

This spooky statue sits outside a famous Prague theater.
Washington D.C., United States

Boy Scout Memorial

The innocent intentions of this monument to the history of the Boy Scouts are somewhat lost in the sculpture's muscled imagery.
Bedford, Pennsylvania

Dunkle's Gulf Service

This Art Deco service station has been providing tune-ups and turning heads for close to a century.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

The walls of America's oldest masonry fort famously "swallowed" cannonballs.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Monroeville Mall

The Pennsylvania shopping center was once the setting for the 1978 film, "Dawn of the Dead."
Washington, D.C.

National Academy of Sciences

For 60 years, the academy had no permanent location until members voted Washington D.C. as its forever home.
Washington, D.C.

Annie's Paramount Steakhouse

This restaurant has been a haven for D.C.'s LGBTQ community since the 1950s.
Martinsburg, West Virginia

Big Apple Time Capsule

A giant time capsule not scheduled to be cored until 2040.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica makes Nashville the "Athens of the South."
Washington, D.C.

American University Experiment Station

The school tested mustard gas for the U.S. Army during World War I.
Grafton, West Virginia

B&O Railroad Station and Willard Hotel

Two gems of Beaux Arts architecture that have been sitting vacant for years.
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Birthplace of the Banana Split

A larger-than-life statue of America's favorite sundae marks the place it was invented.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Flood Museum

Memorializing an American tragedy of massive proportions.
Denver, Colorado

'Unsinkable' Molly Brown House

One of the greatest heroes of the Titanic tragedy came from humble beginnings to this beautiful home.
Denver, Colorado

Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol

The spot in the Mile-High City that's exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (at least for now).
Denver, Colorado

History Colorado Center

This museum offers an actual time machine back through Colorado's past.
Lakewood, Colorado

Casa Bonita

At this Denver landmark, the meals are compulsory, the sopapillas are complimentary, and the insanity is everywhere.