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Wigwam Village No. 2. (Wikimedia Commons)
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of few surviving themed motels on Route 66.
37.1449, -85.9452
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
37.2136, -86.1548
A sad sight for car collectors everywhere
Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Eight rare Corvettes are swallowed up by a sinkhole in Kentucky's National Corvette Museum.
37.0037, -86.3729
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South."
36.1497, -86.8132
Hatch Show Print at dusk
Nashville, Tennessee

Hatch Show Print

At 135 years old and counting, this historic print shop is heaven for poster nerds and music buffs.
36.1582, -86.7768
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
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Raccoon Mountain Caverns

More than five miles of underground passageways.
35.0212, -85.4079
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.
34.5129, -85.3163
Martha Berry's original cabin.
Rome, Georgia

The Berry College Campus

World's largest college campus includes a wildlife sanctuary and a former movie set on more than 28,000 acres.
34.2898, -85.1806
Fort Pickens
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
30.3297, -87.2925
One of the two completed sections for the Barge Canal.
Palatka, Florida

Cross Florida Barge Canal

Public works and national defense project meant to carve a canal all the way across the state of Florida.
29.5375, -81.7467
View of the Soutwest side of Monkey Island on Homosassa River.
Homosassa, Florida

Monkey Island of Homosassa

In Florida, these naughty monkeys live on their own mini-monkey Alcatraz.
28.7858, -82.6169
(Flickr/Frank Kehren)
St. Marys, Georgia

Dungeness Ruins

Ruins of the Carnegie family mansion on Cumberland Island.
30.8511, -81.4484
The imfamous Jekyll Island Clubhouse
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island Club

If all members were present at the table, a sixth of the world's wealth would be under the same roof.
31.0594, -81.4222
Horton House 2007, the house was built in 1742
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Horton House

Georgia's first brewery is also one of its oldest surviving buildings.
31.1018, -81.4146
Fort Frederica
Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Fort Frederica

The remnants of the fortress that saved Georgia from the Spanish still stand guard on their swampy island.
31.2231, -81.3893
Part of Providence Canyon from rim near entrance road
Lumpkin, Georgia

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Bad farming practices caused this unnatural natural wonder.
32.0717, -84.9112
 Pasaquan
Buena Vista, Georgia

Pasaquan

This folk art compound was built by a fortune teller on the advice of three people from the future.
32.3463, -84.5814
The roadie room.
Macon, Georgia

The Big House (Allman Brothers Museum)

The house that Southern rock built now stands as a monument to one of the genre's favorite families.
32.8461, -83.6560
Etowah Indian Mounds
Cartersville, Georgia

Etowah Indian Mounds

These ancient ritual mounds are our best window into the culture of the ancient Mississippians.
34.1251, -84.8077
The Big Chicken
Marietta, Georgia

Big Chicken

This abstract roadside poultry was saved from demolition by outraged drivers and pilots.
33.9513, -84.5204
Alpharetta, Georgia

The Dwarf Castle

A Man's Home is His Castle.
34.0888, -84.3607
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Cyclorama

The Battle of Atlanta in 360 degrees, featuring Clark Gable as a corpse.
33.7341, -84.3722
Jasper Newton Smith. (Wikimedia Commons)
Atlanta, Georgia

Oakland Cemetery

Civil War soldiers, captains of industry, and paupers all interred on historic grounds.
33.7461, -84.3691