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Climbing the Lookout Mountain Incline
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

This funicular railway rumbles along for a mile up the nearly vertical face of Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain.
35.0060, -85.3429
Ruby Falls.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ruby Falls

The mysterious wonder of an underground waterfall is illuminated by multicolored lights.
35.0191, -85.3394
The Rainbow Hall
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
34.9740, -85.3504
Signal Mountaint's spaceship house
Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Spaceship House

Live long and prosper in Tennessee.
35.1063, -85.3484
The Choo Choo sign at night
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
35.0373, -85.3068
International Towing and Recovery Museum
Chattanooga, Tennessee

International Towing and Recovery Museum

This museum dedicated to an oft-overlooked support industry features a surprisingly moving brass diorama of a man being saved from a sinking car.
35.0170, -85.3236
Walnut Street Bridge
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
35.0567, -85.3075
Scottsboro, Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center

One person's lost luggage is another person's treasure.
34.6732, -86.0446
Coming off the line.
New Iberia, Louisiana

Avery Island Tabasco Museum and Factory

For 150 years one family has been producing the iconic hot sauce on a bayou island made of salt.
29.8930, -91.9068
The statue at the Smithsonian.
Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
38.8913, -77.0299
You'll never unsee it now.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
38.8903, -77.0332
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden

Golden and naked, the figure that was once the highest point in New York is all that remains of the second Madison Square Garden.
39.9656, -75.1810
Aaron Burr's Grave in the Princeton University's Presidents Plot
Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton Cemetery

The final resting place of many of New Jersey's most famous residents, including U.S. history's most in-vogue antagonist, Aaron Burr.
40.3540, -74.6595
The Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
39.9650, -75.1792
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
47.6216, -122.3481
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Hall of Mosses Photos
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees.
47.8721, -123.9293
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
37.2136, -86.1548
Chicago, Illinois

The DNA Discovery Center

At Chicago's revered Field Museum, visitors are invited to learn about and literally explore DNA.
41.8662, -87.6170
Chicago, Illinois

World Artifacts on the Tribune Tower Walls

Fragments of architectural wonders from around the globe are embedded in the newspaper building's walls.
41.8904, -87.6237
Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
41.8925, -87.6313
1810s English Rotunda, Thorne Miniature Rooms
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
41.8796, -87.6237
Looking down the lobby
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
41.8803, -87.6269