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Brevard, North Carolina

Brevard White Squirrels

This Transylvania County city is home to a rare white squirrel population that is descended from an escaped carnival animal.
Sylva, North Carolina

The Fugitive Train Wreck

The remains of the iconic train crash from the movie The Fugitive can still be found rusting along the Great Smoky Railroad.
Bluff City, Tennessee

Backyard Terror's Dinosaur Park

A delightful park featuring homemade scale replicas of dinosaurs, tucked away in the Tennessee mountains.
Seattle, Washington

Elephant Car Wash Sign

This giant pink elephant stood in downtown Seattle for more than 60 years.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

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

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Carrying on the legacy of a short-lived experimental school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina.
Asheville, North Carolina

The Grove Park Inn

The U.S. Supreme Court's secret Cold War relocation facility in the mountains of North Carolina.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden

Life-size bronzes of the Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, Sam-I-Am, and the Lorax—and the author himself.
Boston, Massachusetts

Bodega

This upscale streetwear store is hidden behind a fake Snapple machine in the back of a deli.
New York, New York

Tom's Restaurant

The "Seinfeld" diner.
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

A layered tribute to the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville Pinball Museum

This North Carolina museum is keeping the pinball craze alive, with a little Space Invaders on the side.
Supply, North Carolina

Mary's Gone Wild Folk Art and Doll Baby Museum

Divinely-inspired village houses 6,000 dolls, plus strange and lovely outsider art.
Supply, North Carolina

Fort Apache

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

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Winnabow, North Carolina

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

From failed port town to Civil War fort, the ruins of this former defense saw their finest day in the television age.
Cameron, North Carolina

Cameron Barnstormer Murals

The antique barns in Cameron are not painted with your grandfather's Mail Pouch Tobacco murals.
Sanford, North Carolina

Old Carbonton Dam

An eerily abandoned stone tower is all that remains of a demolished dam on Cape Fear River.
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.
Roscoe, New York

Craig-E-Clair Castle

An abandoned castle owned and ignored by Masons carries a cursed history.
West Milford, New Jersey

Jungle Habitat

This disastrous New Jersey safari park saw animal attacks, escapes, and disease before being abandoned.