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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
New Orleans, Louisiana

House of Broel

An impressive collection of dollhouses and an homage to the frog-leg canning industry.
Queens, New York

Calvary Cemetery

Holding the most bodies of any cemetery in the United States.
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
Tampa, Florida

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Like Mardi Gras, only everyone's a pirate.
Gibsonton, Florida

Gibsonton, Florida

The snowbirds here are circus sideshow performers.
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
Jefferson City, Missouri

Renz Women's Penitentiary

Destroyed by flood waters, prison now serves as a training ground for armed forces.
Columbia, Missouri

Devil's Icebox

Curious cave that stays a cool 56 degrees all year long.
Alton, Illinois

Piasa Bird

A mythical bird etched into the face of a rock doubles as the mascot for a nearby school.