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Walhalla, South Carolina

Stumphouse Tunnel

An unfinished rail tunnel that has since been used to house cheese and bats.
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Poinsett Bridge

The oldest bridge in South Carolina may have been designed by the same man who created the Washington Monument.
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

One of the oldest living oak trees in the Southeast.
Concord, North Carolina

The Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School

The cruel trial of a 13-year-old boy inspired the creation of this now abandoned reformatory.
Pineville, North Carolina

James K. Polk Historic Site

These cabins mark the site where our 11th president was born (probably).
Chimney Rock, North Carolina

Chimney Rock

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

Town Creek Indian Mound

This ceremonial mound is one of the first officially recognized Native American historical sites in North Carolina.
Cullowhee, North Carolina

Judaculla Rock

Mysterious ancient boulder carved with petroglyphs in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Kahului, Hawaii

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

Inside, visitors are treated to the rich history of sugar farming and its impact on Hawaiian society.
Lake Lure, North Carolina

Lake Lure

Practice your Dirty Dancing lifts in the manmade lake where Johnny Castle himself did.
Flat Rock, North Carolina

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

The author's beautiful and historic home is also a fully functioning goat farm.
Hendersonville, North Carolina

St. John in the Wilderness

This historic church houses the grave of a Scottish soldier who fought in the Battle of Waterloo.
Tryon, North Carolina

Nina Simone's Childhood Home

The wooden house where the jazz great learned to play the piano.
Clarkesville, Georgia

SamG Land

A wonderland of folk art including the World’s Largest Grit. 
Cleveland, Georgia

Babyland General Hospital: Cabbage Patch Kids

A museum and doll store featuring a surreal and super sanitized version of where babies come from.
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.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Elkmont Historic District

An abandoned town is hidden in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Bryson City, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome

The highest point in Tennessee, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect.
Sunset, South Carolina

Sassafras Mountain

The highest point in South Carolina was once owned by an energy company that neglected it but now the state is taking it back.
Clayton, Georgia

Ice Box Cemetery

An abandoned bait shop with a front lot filled with storage boxes.
Cherry Log, Georgia

Expedition Bigfoot (The Sasquatch Museum)

An impressive collection is dedicated to the legendary beast.
Dayton, Tennessee

Rhea County Courthouse

The site of the Scopes Trial contains a small exhibit dedicated to the famous case.
Cartersville, Georgia

The Cartersville Abandoned Plane

This mysterious twin turboprop Grumman G-159 covered in graffiti has spent a decade and a half abandoned.
Chatsworth, Georgia

Fort Mountain Rock Fort

The mysterious 855-foot zigzagging stone wall has been baffling people for centuries.