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Asheville, North Carolina

Odditorium

A 17th-century bezoar, dirt from an infamous site, and other curios decorate this unusual bar.
Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. Trash Wheel

This bug-eyed water wheel uses the power of the Sun to clean up Baltimore Harbor.
Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art
Atlanta, Georgia

Madam C.J. Walker Museum & WERD Radio

The legacies of two historic Black American institutions live on in this unassuming brick building.
Seale, Alabama

The Drive-Thru Museum

A wealth of local folk art, antiques, and curios, without ever leaving your car.
Lumpkin, Georgia

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Bad farming practices caused this unnatural natural wonder.
Eufaula, Alabama

The Tree That Owns Itself

An autonomous oak in Alabama.
Buena Vista, Georgia

Pasaquan

This folk art compound was built by a fortune teller on the advice of three people from the future.
Elberton, Georgia

Georgia Guidestones

A mysterious monument meant to be a guide into "an Age of Reason."
Elberton, Georgia

Elberton Granite Museum

Home of Dutchy, an exhumed Confederate statue that was once torn down by an angry mob for looking stupid.
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.
El Encanto, Nicaragua

Isletas de Granada

This group of small islands on Lake Nicaragua formed after an eruption of the Mombacho volcano.
Chimney Rock, North Carolina

Chimney Rock

A 315-foot spire jutting out from the Blue Ridge Mountains makes for breathtaking views.
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Dale’s Wheels Through Time

A museum celebrating rare American motorcycles where everything runs—and none of it quietly.
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Hot Springs

An idyllic mineral hot springs facility with a more-than checkered past.
Charleston, South Carolina

Rainbow Row

Thirteen pastel palaces in downtown Charleston add a gorgeous splash of color to the city.
St. Helena Island, South Carolina

St. Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins

The remains of a chapel created for convenience.
Yemassee, South Carolina

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Despite being burnt down multiple times, the ruins of this South Carolina church are still standing.
Atlanta, Georgia

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve

Healing Springs that once ran red with soldiers' blood.
Atlanta, Georgia

Doll's Head Trail

Just a few miles from downtown Atlanta is a trail covered in a crazy collection of outsider art.
Lithonia, Georgia

Arabia Mountain

Like Mars, but much closer.
Decatur, Georgia

Waffle House Museum

A late-night restaurant empire was launched from this humble storefront.
Atlanta, Georgia

Kendeda Building

This "living building" on Georgia Tech's campus is home to a blueberry orchard, honeybees, and more than 900 solar panels.
Atlanta, Georgia

Lake Claire Community Land Trust

A hidden oasis just two minutes from downtown Atlanta.