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Walterboro, South Carolina

Walterboro Water Tower

This South Carolina water tower is an icon of the city of Walterboro, but it also once served as the county jail.
Edisto Island, South Carolina

Edisto Mystery Tree

This bare tree might not have leaves but it is constantly clothed in festive decorations left by mysterious local benefactors.
Yemassee, South Carolina

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Despite being burnt down by multiple generals on the march, the ruins of this South Carolina church are still standing strong.
Homosassa, Florida

Monkey Island of Homosassa

In Florida, these naughty monkeys live on their own mini-monkey Alcatraz.
Florida

Alligator Reef Lighthouse

This 140-year-old beacon off the Florida Keys marks the wreck of a Navy ship that once roamed the Caribbean hunting pirates.
Teuchitlán, Mexico

Guachimontones

The jewel of western Mexico's archaeological legacy is this tiered circular pyramid now covered in grass.
Bahamas

The Cow and the Bull

These two giant boulders mysteriously perched on a 60-foot cliff may have been slung up there by a raging tsunami.
Islamorada, Florida

Indian Key

This lush Florida island is home to the ruins of a crooked ship breaker's tiny empire.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Blue Hole

The largest freshwater lake in the Florida Keys.
Islamorada, Florida

Betsy the Lobster

This spiny beast guards an artist's village while vying for the title of largest lobster in the world.
Dump, Belize

Lubaantun Archeological Reserve

A devastated ruin in the south of Belize where British explorers claimed to unearth the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull.
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

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Charleston, South Carolina

Drayton Hall

Oldest unrestored plantation house in America that is open to the public.
North Charleston, South Carolina

HL Hunley Submarine

This recently rediscovered Civil War-era submarine was the first to ever sink an enemy ship.
Columbia, South Carolina

Neverbust Chain

This titanic steel chain linking two buildings was installed without permission but instantly beloved.
Columbia, South Carolina

Busted Plug Plaza

The world's largest fire hydrant is supposedly tornado-proof.
Columbia, South Carolina

Tunnelvision

This psychedelic tromp l'oeil seems to be beckoning drivers to crash into a wall.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Key West, Florida

Dry Tortugas

Remote Florida islands have a history of sea turtles, sunken treasures, and one of the world's largest coastal brick fortresses.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
Homosassa, Florida

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Meet manatees face-to-face at this zoo for native species.