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Jockey's Ridge
Nags Head, North Carolina

Jockey's Ridge

This shifting North Carolina sand dune is an odd little desert surrounded by oceanic forest life.
35.9624, -75.6339
Skylights on the exterior porch made of red cypress.
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

Kentuck Knob

The house that Frank Lloyd Wright "(shook) out of his sleeve at will" at the age of 86.
39.8692, -79.5197
Mothman Statue
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
38.8426, -82.1388
One of the TNT Area's distinctive "igloo" bunkers
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

TNT Area

Scene of some of the infamous Mothman sightings.
38.9256, -82.0721
New River Gorge Bridge
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
38.0683, -81.0833
Mystery Hole
Ansted, West Virginia

Mystery Hole

The "mysteries" of this quintessential roadside oddity were almost destroyed by neglect but were saved by fans of kitschy wonder.
38.1240, -81.1411
Green Bank's unique location makes for an odd juxtaposition of high-powered technology and rural seclusion
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank: A Town for 'Wi-Fi Refugees'

This rural community has attracted both scientists and techno-refugees due to its federally-mandated lack of technology.
38.4195, -79.8318
Trans-Alleghany Lunatic Asylum
Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A particularly creepy abandoned asylum which sparks interest with the morbid and the ghost hunters.
39.0384, -80.4673
The Robert C. Bryd Green Bank telescope
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank Telescope

The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
38.4159, -79.8428
Engines No. 5 and No. 6 in 2013
Cass, West Virginia

Cass Scenic Railroad

Take a steam-powered ride straight out of the past on this Appalachian rail line.
38.3967, -79.9147