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Taum Sauk Mountain in the fall.
Ironton, Missouri

Taum Sauk Mountain

In the St. Francois Mountains in the Ozarks at 1,772 feet above sea level, Taum Sauk Mountain is the highest (and possibly oldest) peak in Missouri.
37.5703, -90.7279
Iron township , Missouri

Elephant Rocks State Park

Giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants.
37.6546, -90.6886
Part of abandoned historic downtown Cairo, Illinois.
Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River port town has transformed into an eerie, mostly abandoned ghost town.
37.0053, -89.1765
Meriwether Lewis' Grave
Hohenwald, Tennessee

Meriwether Lewis Monument

This simple, broken column marks the final resting place of one of America's most famous explorers.
35.5073, -87.4598
Map depicting Kentucky Bend's isolation
Tiptonville, Kentucky

Kentucky Bend

Kentucky's anomalous peninsula projecting into the Mississippi River, site of legendary earthquakes and local feuds.
36.5295, -89.5036
Birthplace of Elvis Presley
Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Presley Birthplace

Two-room shotgun shack in Tupelo, Mississippi and birthplace of a King.
34.2600, -88.6800
Brownsville, Tennessee

Billy Tripp's Mindfield

An oversized metal construction of Billy Tripp's moods going through life.
35.5920, -89.2699
The Crystal Shrine Grotto
Memphis, Tennessee

The Crystal Shrine Grotto

This head-spinningly bizarre Depression-era art cave is wall-to-wall quartz and Jesus.
35.1104, -89.8740
The Jungle Room at Graceland.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
35.0460, -90.0230
Isaac Hayes' Cadillac in Stax Museum
Memphis, Tennessee

Isaac Hayes' Gold-Plated Cadillac

The bad ass ride of a soul legend, housed in one of the world's few soul museums.
35.1156, -90.0313
Memphis, Tennessee

Elmwood Cemetery

Mass graves and Victorian monuments mark the history of Memphis in this 19th century cemetery.
35.1240, -90.0294
The National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

The hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot now functions as a museum dedicated to his life's work.
35.1347, -90.0577
Entrance on Union Ave, just around the corner from Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
35.1393, -90.0377
Memphis, Tennessee

Silky O'Sullivan's

Home to drunken tower-climbing goats... seriously.
35.1396, -90.0520
One of the Peabody Ducks takes the stage.
Memphis, Tennessee

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Every day a troupe of pampered water fowl walk the red carpet to their favorite fountain.
35.1427, -90.0518
Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island River Park

Walk the whole Mississippi River!
35.1489, -90.0528
Hanging Lake
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake

Crystal clear lake with a shoreline of travertine located in a Colorado canyon.
39.6014, -107.1918
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Coney Island Hot Dog Stand
Bailey, Colorado

Coney Island Hot Dog Stand

This hot dog-shaped diner has moved all around Colorado, never been to New York.
39.4085, -105.4933
Blue Mustang
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
39.8342, -104.6759
Linger Eatuary
Denver, Colorado

Linger Eatuary

Once a mortuary that held the remains of Buffalo Bill, this Denver hotspot is now a death-fixated restaurant.
39.7595, -105.0114
Forney Transportation Museum
Denver, Colorado

Forney Transportation Museum

Explore some of the most unique vehicles in history along with a cast of unsettling mannequins.
39.7777, -104.9710