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Madison, Wisconsin

'Roads Diverge'

The only thing these street signs will help you navigate is your imagination.
Oregon City, Oregon

Willamette Falls

The second largest waterfall by volume in the U.S., Willamette Falls is outdone only by Niagara in the amount of water that is pushed northward.
Seaside, Oregon

Elsie Cemetery

This small, rural pioneer cemetery is full of interesting grave markers.
Portland, Oregon

Casa Diablo Vegan Strip Club

Is this the most Portland place ever?
Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park

The world's smallest park was dedicated in 1948 as the only colony for leprechauns west of Ireland.
Portland, Oregon

Pix-O-Matic

On East Burnside, a 24-hour vending machine distributes world-class pastries.
Winnabow, North Carolina

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

From failed port town to Civil War fort, the ruins of this former defense saw their finest day in the television age.
Wilmington, North Carolina

Museum of the Bizarre

A curious collection of oddities including a lock of Alexander Hamilton's hair and Harry Houdini's ouija board.
Wilmington, North Carolina

Pachinko World

The only pachinko parlor in the United States.
Wilmington, North Carolina

Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden

Garden dedicated to native carnivorous plants and site of huge flytrap heist.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pumping Station House

A water pumping station disguised as a residential home to assuage concerned neighbors now tricks most passersby.
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Daily Planet Theater

This hollow steel globe is the second-largest in the world.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pine State Creamery Butter Churn

A giant cement churn carries the legacy of American resilience, unity, and greed.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Joel Lane House Museum

Eighteenth century house of the mysterious "Father of Raleigh."
Raleigh, North Carolina

Bain Waterworks Plant

Art Deco urban decay at this historical building.
Morrisville, North Carolina

Fabius Page's Mule and Horse Graveyard

Between 1930 and 1946, a tobacco farmer laid his beloved horses and mules to rest in this small patch of pine forest.
Durham, North Carolina

The Can Opener

This too-low North Carolina railroad trestle is still a notorious big rig executioner.
Durham, North Carolina

Duke Lemur Center

This research center for rare prosimians is studying how they sleep to help prolong human life.
Durham, North Carolina

V & E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection

The humble horn finally finds a place in the sun.
Durham, North Carolina

Bennett Place

The scene of the largest surrender of Confederate troops at the end of the American Civil War.
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Historic Occaneechee Speedway

One of the few surviving original NASCAR dirt-track speedways.
Gibsonville, North Carolina

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

A museum dedicated to an incredible woman who founded a pioneering school for rural Black students.
Greensboro, North Carolina

Elsewhere Collaborative

Art museum based around the collections accumulated over 58 years by one eccentric thrift store owner.
Greensboro, North Carolina

Site of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-in

This North Carolina store preserves a historic moment in America's movement for racial equality.