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Richmond, Virginia

Connecticut the Indian

The iconic statue was moved to a new spot overlooking the James river after several years as a mascot for the local baseball team.
Richmond, Virginia

Ruins of Belle Isle

A small Richmond island dotted with the remnants of hundreds of years of history.
Richmond, Virginia

James River Park Pipeline Walkway

Heron, whitewater rapids, and urban industrialism all add to the beauty of this concrete nature walk.
Ochopee, Florida

Ochopee Post Office

The smallest post office in the United States is no bigger than a broom closet.
Nags Head, North Carolina

Jockey's Ridge

This shifting North Carolina sand dune is an odd little desert surrounded by oceanic forest life.
Norfolk, Virginia

Doumar's Barbecue

Iconic, old-fashioned carhop restaurant that gave the world the waffle cone.
Newport News, Virginia

The Mariner's Museum and Park

The maritime museum that boasts the largest nautical library in the western hemisphere.
Riverview, Florida

International Independent Showmen’s Museum

The history of the traveling carnival is remembered by this sprawling collection of vintage wagons, games, and rides.
Tampa, Florida

Hong Kong Willie

Recycled junk and fishing buoys litter the yard and facade of this bait shop cum art project.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Leslie Nielsen's Gravesite

A self-explanatory attraction allows fans to respectfully remember and honor a comedy legend.
Sanibel, Florida

Pistol Shrimp of Ding Darling

Just below the surface, shrimp are producing temperatures hotter than the sun.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South."
Poplar Branch, North Carolina

Grave Digger's Dungeon

The Cadillac Ranch for monster truck aficionados.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mount Trashmore

Scenic mount trashmore, Virginia Beach's most curious waterfront still has a couple of secrets.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
St. Augustine, Florida

Pirate & Treasure Museum

Arrr! The most authentic collection of pirate artifacts in the world... matey.
Summerland Key, Florida

Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower

Bat house that has only ever housed bat for one night; they all flew away and never came back.
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love.
Tampa, Florida

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Like Mardi Gras, only everyone's a pirate.
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
Gibsonton, Florida

Gibsonton, Florida

The snowbirds here are circus sideshow performers.
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.