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Sterling, Virginia

Dulles Airport Mobile Lounges

These unusual rooms on wheels are holdovers from the 1960s.
Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia's Seven Society

The story behind the mysterious symbol painted in front of the historic university's famous Rotunda.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Alexandria, Virginia

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

This stately building in Alexandria, Virginia was built by Freemasons to honor one of their most famous members.
Bristol, Virginia

State Street

One street divides a single town that stands in two US states.
Versailles, Kentucky

Castle Post

This modern castle sat empty for decades before a fire inspired its builders to complete its luxury halls.
Nashville, Tennessee

Ryman Alley

The alley connecting two of country music’s most historic venues has a rich history of its own.
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour

All you ever needed or wanted to know about America's favorite whiskey, but not a drop to drink.
Centreville, Nova Scotia

Charles Macdonald Concrete House

Everything in this two-story house—down to the mounted deer head on the wall—was carefully crafted from concrete.
Centreville, Nova Scotia

The Blue Cottage

Built more as a work of art than living quarters, this cottage has withstood the test of time.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Africville Museum

Housed inside a replica church, its collection honors the Black community displaced by the Halifax government.
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Cape Forchu Lighthouse

The first "applecore" style lighthouse in Nova Scotia.
Clear Fork, West Virginia

Luther Elkins Petroglyphs

A cult archaeology conspiracy theory claims these West Virginia petroglyphs were written by Irish monks in Ogham.
Key West, Florida

Key West Cemetery

The island residents are known for taking their quirky sense of humor with them to the grave.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Sunken Gardens

A luxuriant botanical garden below sea level.
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
Brevard, North Carolina

Looking Glass Rock

This granite rock face is named for the magnificent reflection that occurs when the sun hits it just right.
Hatteras, North Carolina

Hatteras Weather Bureau Station

This historic sunny-yellow building has an unfortunate connection to the sinking of the Titanic.
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Monument to a Century of Flight

Down the road from where the Wright brothers lifted off is another flight tribute practically hidden from sight in the woods.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Bain Waterworks Plant

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

Portsmouth Village

A forgotten sea village stands silent after hurricanes deemed it obsolete.
Jackson, New Hampshire

Mount Washington

The highest point in the state of New Hampshire, and while unlikely "the worst weather in the world", it sure seems that way to hikers.
Bangor, Maine

Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor

This handsome giant is said to mark the birthplace of the mythical woodsman and even had a cameo in a Stephen King novel.