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South Bend, Indiana

East Race Waterway

The first artificial white water river course in North America cuts right through an Indiana city.
Chicago, Illinois

The Violet Hour

A speakeasy takes on Chicago's drinking culture.
Chicago, Illinois

Obama Kissing Rock

The site of the first couple's first kiss is commemorated by the most adorable presidential monument ever.
Summerville, Georgia

Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens

This "Plant Farm Museum" is home to the divinely inspired and visionary outsider artwork of Reverend Howard Finster.
Blairsville, Georgia

The Appalachian Trail Shoe Tree

An eerie site of reverence for those who have completed an epic journey.
Decatur, Georgia

Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill

An unusual art exhibition in a suburban yard is designed to awaken the souls of those flowing by.
Chatsworth, Georgia

Fort Mountain 'Ancient Wall'

The mysterious 855-foot zigzagging stone wall has been baffling people for centuries.
Stanford, California

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

A sudden forest of traditional Papua New Guinean art works is hidden in a corner of Stanford University.
Palo Alto, California

Nikola Tesla Statue

This small monument to the great inventor contains a time capsule and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Park

The headquarters of a secretive order is also a beautifully-designed park.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden

Life-size bronzes of the Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, Sam-I-Am, and the Lorax—and the author himself.
Decatur, Georgia

Ferns of the World

This collection of ferns from across the globe is the largest assortment in the United States.
Atlanta, Georgia

Eastern Sub-Continental Divide Mural

A little-known mural reveals the hydrological reason for Atlanta's founding in this location.
Atlanta, Georgia

Conjoined Calves of the Georgia State Capitol

A popular oddity on display in a stately building, offering a symbolic commentary.
Dayton, Ohio

The Avrocar

A real flying saucer, contracted by the U.S. Air Force.
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
Atlanta, Georgia

Mount Olive Cemetery

This small cemetery is all that remains of Atlanta's first Black communities.
Asheville, North Carolina

Folk Art Center

A wonderful display of arts and crafts handmade by local artisans in the Southern Appalachians.
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

Who needs fancy modern water slides when this giant North Carolina rock works just as well?
Black Mountain, North Carolina

Craggy Gardens Rhododendron Tunnels

Gnarled canopies of pink and purple wildflowers arch over the trail to the summit.
Burnsville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

The highest point in North Carolina and the United States east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell is named after argumentative explorer Elisha Mitchell.
Atlanta, Georgia

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

One of the world’s largest collections of paper memorabilia chronicles 4,000 years of papermaking.
Atlanta, Georgia

Adalanta Desert

Beside some power panels, a plaque celebrates the history of an alternate world.
Atlanta, Georgia

Kendeda Building

This "living building" on Georgia Tech's campus is home to a blueberry orchard, honeybees, and more than 900 solar panels.