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The Emerald Mound
Natchez, Mississippi

The Emerald Mound

The second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States is an artificial hill that is loosely shaped like a pentagram.
31.6360, -91.2471
Moundville Archaeological Site
Moundville, Alabama

Moundville Archaeological Site

A collection of huge Pre-Colombian structures in Alabama.
33.0027, -87.6280
Musical Legends Park
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
29.9558, -90.0684
The building stands almost exactly as it did 200 years ago, inside and out, with expansions for an upstairs cafe and restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
29.9554, -90.0684
Ignatius J. Reilly Statue
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.
29.9542, -90.0700
The Sazerac - America's first cocktail.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Sazerac Bar

This bar named after the world's first mixed cocktail was home to one of New Orleans' most notorious politicians.
29.9539, -90.0717
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
33.3936, -104.5228
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead."
32.1753, -104.4438
Enchanted Rock
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
30.5066, -98.8189
Freaks of Nature
Austin, Texas

Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style.
30.2670, -97.7387
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Moonlight tower at night
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
30.2717, -97.7452
The six pack in 2008
La Crosse, Wisconsin

World's Largest Six-Pack

Giant six-pack could provide one person a six-pack a day for 3,351 years.
43.8025, -91.2530
Poker Game
Hayward, Wisconsin

Moccasin Bar

Gambling, boozing, and yodeling animals cover the walls of this dive bar cum natural history museum.
46.0206, -91.4913
Downtown Mackinac
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island

Island where motor vehicles are banned -- home to the only carless highway in the United States.
45.8681, -84.6289
Skull Cave
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Skull Cave

This shallow cave got its name from copious amount of human bones found inside.
45.8590, -84.6221
Tanglefoot, north wall. (Daniel Postellon/Flickr)
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tanglefoot Building

Where most of the world's flypaper was made.
42.9571, -85.6865
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
39.9429, -75.1593
Einstein's Brain Slides
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
39.9535, -75.1768
The Grand Court and Organ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world.
39.9514, -75.1621
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
Fort Jefferson, moat and wall
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.
24.6286, -82.8733
Aerial view of Pigeon Key, with the partially decimated Overseas Railroad bridge running parallel to the new Seven Mile Bridge.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
24.7041, -81.1552
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975