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The concrete tower of Clingman's Dome.
Bryson City, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome

The highest point in Tennessee at 6,643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect.
35.5629, -83.4985
Brevard White Squirrels
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.
35.2334, -82.7343
The Jungle Room at Graceland.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
35.0460, -90.0230
Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island River Park

Walk the whole Mississippi River!
35.1489, -90.0528
Monarch Wine Company Ruins, June 2016
Kelleys Island, Ohio

Kelleys Island Winery Ruins

These beautiful wineries were at the center of Lake Erie's "grape belt" back when the Midwest dominated American wine production.
41.6014, -82.7294
http://rayewing.com/projects/the-ancient-world-in-america-current/
Munfordville, Kentucky

Kentucky's Stonehenge

The creator relocated nearly every large rock he could find over 1000 acres in order to create his masterpiece.
37.2772, -85.8998
Wigwam Village No. 2. (Wikimedia Commons)
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of few surviving themed motels on Route 66.
37.1449, -85.9452
Chairs from Guntown's original chairlift lay rusty below it.
Cave City, Kentucky

Funtown Mountain

An abandoned theme park with a strange and tumultuous past.
37.1366, -85.9790
Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky. (Creative Commons)
Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World

Prehistoric animals decorate this popular outdoor park.
37.1358, -85.9830
Dead Children's Playground
Huntsville, Alabama

Dead Children's Playground

What else would you call a playground hidden in Alabama's oldest and largest cemetery?
34.7315, -86.5652
Spectre Set Ruins
Millbrook, Alabama

Spectre Set Ruins

The remains of a fairytale small town built for the film "Big Fish" still stand around a run down main street.
32.4480, -86.3316
Monongahela Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The country’s oldest funicular railway has been gliding up and down steepest Pittsburgh for nearly a century and a half.
40.4314, -80.0058
Moundsville, West Virginia

New Vrindaban Palace of Gold

Despite its lavish ornamentation, and wholesome lifestyle of its devotees, this mountain commune has faced its share of issues.
39.9668, -80.6067
One of the TNT Area's distinctive "igloo" bunkers
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

TNT Area

Scene of the infamous Mothman sightings.
38.9256, -82.0721
Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

You thought Santa Claus didn't exist, but it turns out, you were wrong.
38.1127, -86.9173
The Telescope, from 1904
Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Observatory

This humble star-gazing center touts itself as the "Birthplace of American Astronomy."
39.1391, -84.4226
The Cincinnati Mushroom House
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Cincinnati Mushroom House

What is it about mushrooms that makes people wish they lived inside of them?
39.1411, -84.4237
A plaque marks the location of this unique tree
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Moon Tree

A 30-year-old Sycamore tree grown from a seed taken to the moon and back.
39.7681, -86.1627
Casey, Illinois

World Records of Casey, Illinois

The world's largest collection of the world's largest objects is in one small Illinois town.
39.2992, -87.9925
Longaberger's home office.
Newark, Ohio

Longaberger Basket Building

An office built to look like a giant basket.
40.0635, -82.3453
Tinglewood Carvings
Montevallo, Alabama

Tinglewood Carvings

Orr Park's dead trees have been carved into a menagerie of whimsical visages.
33.0978, -86.8565
Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 58-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
33.4918, -86.7955
Photo by Sarah McDonald
Cullman, Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto

A miniature city built by a single hunchbacked monk.
34.1753, -86.8165
The proud legacy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
29.9068, -81.3149