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Memphis, Tennessee

The Crystal Shrine Grotto

This head-spinningly bizarre Depression-era art cave is wall-to-wall quartz and Jesus.
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.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Old Egyptian Courthouse

This strange example of the Egyptian Revival architecture trend now holds Mardi Gras floats.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Labyrinth at Audubon Park

The stone labyrinth in this New Orleans city park was laid to symbolize healing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

M.S. Rau Antiques

A treasure trove of rare and exquisitely detailed antiques
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, resting peacefully for over 200 years now.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ruins of Fort Macomb

The crumbling remains of a 19th century fortess.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Tree of Life

This knobby, drooping New Orleans oak is a favorite place both for climbing and for meeting giraffes.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Abandoned Jazzland

A theme park that suffered massive flooding during Katrina, abandoned and proving irresistible to trespassing explorers.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Fisherman's Castle on the Irish Bayou

This strange, small castle on the bayou has withstood the test of time and weather.
Abita Springs, Louisiana

Abita Mystery House

A museum of unusual collections, mini-towns, and a half-dog, half-alligator.
Chauvin, Louisiana

Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden

Religion and personal struggle gave birth to this collection of concrete angels.