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Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
44.5904, -104.7147
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
37.2136, -86.1548
(Flickr/dbking)
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
39.0080, -104.8903
The Apollo 1 crew jokingly showing their faith in the craft.
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Complex 34

This abandoned NASA launch site is now a memorial to a trio of astronauts who were killed there.
28.5219, -80.5614
Exterior view of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
28.5863, -80.6513
Duffield, Virginia

Virginia's Natural Tunnel

A 300 yard long natural tunnel through a ridge deep in the Appalachian Mountains.
36.7030, -82.7430
The Organ
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
38.6614, -78.4850
Note the size of the person below
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Indians surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
37.6282, -79.5447
The Robert C. Bryd Green Bank telescope
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank Telescope

The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
38.4159, -79.8428
Green Bank's unique location makes for an odd juxtaposition of high-powered technology and rural seclusion
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank: A Town for 'Wi-Fi Refugees'

This rural community has attracted both scientists and techno-refugees due to its federally-mandated lack of technology.
38.4195, -79.8318
Engines No. 5 and No. 6 in 2013
Cass, West Virginia

Cass Scenic Railroad

Take a steam-powered ride straight out of the past on this Appalachian rail line.
38.3967, -79.9147
New River Gorge Bridge
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
38.0683, -81.0833
Greenbrier Resort in 2011.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Congressional Fallout Shelter at the Greenbrier Resort

America's post-nuclear-attack chambers of Congress.
37.7861, -80.3075
View from Mount Mansfield
Stowe, Vermont

Mount Mansfield

The highest peak in the state of Vermont has some interesting features.
44.5437, -72.8143
One of the many appearances of Champ throughout Burlington
Burlington, Vermont

Lake Champlain Monster Monument

Cryptid lake monster honored with its own monument.
44.4735, -73.2216
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
44.3529, -72.7402
The Hunley in a refrigerated storage tank at Warren Lasch Conservation Center
North Charleston, South Carolina

HL Hunley Submarine

This recently rediscovered Civil War-era submarine was the first to ever sink an enemy ship.
32.8563, -79.9583
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
Late-model Grave Digger on display at the Digger's Dungeon.
Poplar Branch, North Carolina

Grave Digger's Dungeon

The Cadillac Ranch for monster truck aficionados.
36.2854, -75.9198
Jockey's Ridge
Nags Head, North Carolina

Jockey's Ridge

This shifting North Carolina sand dune is an odd little desert surrounded by oceanic forest life.
35.9624, -75.6339
A herd on the beach.
Corolla, North Carolina

Corolla Wild Horses

One of the best places to see feral Colonial Spanish Mustangs in the United States.
36.3789, -75.8322
Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre
Cherokee, North Carolina

Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre

Some North Carolina Cherokee have been keeping their history alive for decades with a single play.
35.4843, -83.3156
Miles the Monster
Dover, Delaware

Miles the Monster

The Dover International Speedway is home to a towering, concrete-skinned, racecar-hungry behemoth.
39.1884, -75.5269