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New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

A symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture—and a ghostly legend.
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans.
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.
Dallas, Texas

Adrian E. Flatt, M.D., Hand Collection

This collection of bronze hands comes from astronauts, presidents, baseball greats, and more.
Dallas, Texas

The Traveling Man

A trio of colossal statues spread across a Dallas neighborhood chart the emergence of a giant robot born of a locomotive and spilled gin.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Old Tunnel Bat Colony

Abandoned railroad tunnel is home to a colony of three million Mexican free-tail bats.
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
Austin, Texas

Sparky Park

A former electrical substation is now home to an eccentric junk art masterpiece.
Lubbock, Texas

American Wind Power Center

This Texas windmill field celebrates the power and majesty of the very winds that blow.
Ransom Canyon, Texas

Robert Bruno’s Steel House

A wacky, UFO-shaped house in a suburban neighborhood.
San Angelo, Texas

Lower Ghost Camp

A mysteriously abandoned campsite in San Angelo State Park.
Odessa, Texas

Stonehenge Replica

Massive stacked rocks in Texas prove the benefits of technology.
Llano, Texas

Baby Head Cemetery

This grimly-titled Texas cemetery is all that remains of a Wild West settlement with possibly the worst name.
Burnet, Texas

Old Bluffton Underwater Ghost Town

This underwater old Texas hill town only resurfaces during harsh drought.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
Liberal, Kansas

Dorothy's House and Land of Oz

A house turned museum is the real-life "home" of the fictional main character of The Wizard of Oz.
Mineral Wells, Texas

Camp Wolters

Decaying military base deactivated in the 70s is now visited by urban explorers and military enthusiasts.
Ingram, Texas

Stonehenge II

A recreated stonehenge stands in country field, with Easter Island moai heads standing as sentries.
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
Austin, Texas

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

This failed condo development was reborn as a street art hub.
Marble Falls Township, Texas

Dead Man's Hole

Civil War dumping ground for the bodies of terrorized Union sympathizers.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.