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Cartersville, Georgia

Etowah Indian Mounds

These ancient ritual mounds are our best window into the culture of the ancient Mississippians.
St. Augustine, Florida

Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone

In this case, 'zero' marks the spot where the iconic Old Spanish Trail ends.
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Interchange Spiral

Must form and function forever remain at odds? Not if the Florida Department of Transportation has its way.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

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

The Mother Vine

Perhaps the oldest vine in North America, this sprawling plant helps make a sweet wine.
Manteo, North Carolina

Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island

The lesser-known lost colony of Roanoke was a safe haven for formerly enslaved people during the Civil War.
Greensboro, North Carolina

Site of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-in

This North Carolina store preserves a historic moment in America's movement for racial equality.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Museum

A small storefront museum explores the history and myth of West Virginia's famous urban legend.
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.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Twin Lakes Capitoline Wolf

Mussolini gave Cincinnati a bronze statue of Romulus and Remus suckling at a wolf's teats.
Cincinnati, Ohio

American Sign Museum

Where beautiful signs live on forever.
Louisville, Kentucky

Golden Statue of David

The Midwestern United States' tribute to Michelangelo is a foam statue sprayed with gaudy gold paint.
Louisville, Kentucky

Belle of Louisville

The oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat still navigates the Ohio River.
Cave City, Kentucky

Funtown Mountain

An abandoned theme park with a strange and tumultuous past.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

The world's longest known cave system.
Waukesha, Wisconsin

M-74 Nike Missile Tracking and Control Site.

A forgotten Cold War relic hidden in the outskirts of a Wisconsin city.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's final works was this UFO church.
Phoenix, Arizona

Navajo Code Talkers Tribute

The first permanent memorial to a unique secret weapon of World War II.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

This quirky museum has a collection of more than 10,000 bobblehead dolls.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Growing Power

Complex aquaponics systems allow fish and plants to grow in harmony.
Dubuque, Iowa

Fenelon Place Elevator

For just a few bucks, this Iowa funicular will let you feel like an 1800s fat cat.
New York, New York

Hess' Triangle

New York City's smallest piece of private property.