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Bishopville, South Carolina

The Button Museum

A hobby born from insomnia has turned into a hangar full of objects that have been be-buttoned by the Button King.
Columbia, South Carolina

Ra Obelisk

An old train trestle re-imagined as an Egyptian obelisk.
Columbia, South Carolina

Neverbust Chain

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

Tunnelvision

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

Busted Plug Plaza

The world's largest fire hydrant is supposedly tornado-proof.
Anniston, Alabama

The Gigantic Chair of Anniston

What better place to take a seat?
Columbus, Georgia

Lunch Box Museum

A stockpile of childhood lunch pails turned collectibles.
Columbus, Georgia

Coca Cola Inventor's Grave

Coca Cola may be "the real thing" but its inventor, buried at this Georgia gravesite, called it a "valuable brain tonic."
Seale, Alabama

The Drive-Thru Museum

A wealth of local folk art, antiques, and curios, without ever leaving your car.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

North Shore Dance Paving Stones

Follow the steps, and this roadside artwork will teach you how to dance.
Supply, North Carolina

Fort Apache

This handcrafted, old western-style town is filled with deserted cars, retired movie props, and other forms of Americana.
Bird Island, North Carolina

Kindred Spirit Mailbox

A mailbox that saved a nature reserve.
East Hampton, New York

Hayground Windmill

This 19th-century Hamptons windmill was once home to modernist painter Agnes Pelton.
Shoreham, New York

Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant

The first commercial nuclear power plant constructed on Long Island.
Shoreham, New York

Tesla's Wardenclyffe Laboratory

An unrealized dream to wirelessly electrify the entire Earth.
Flanders, New York

Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.
Nashville, Tennessee

Saint Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church

This church houses the “incorrupt” body of its founding Bishop.
Nashville, Tennessee

United Record Pressing

When Motown musicians came to Nashville in the 1960s they stayed at this historic record press, because hotels wouldn't host them.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Titanic Museum Attraction

A recreation of the doomed ocean liner in the middle of the Smoky Mountains.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum

Over 20,000 sets of spice shakers reveal the surprisingly telling history of our most basic spices.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

This giant iron playfully pays tribute to an early 20th-century architectural trend.
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Monument to a Century of Flight

Down the road from where the Wright brothers lifted off is another flight tribute practically hidden from sight in the woods.