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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.
Burlington, Kentucky

Rabbit Hash

Rabbit Hash is a heaping slice of Americana from another era, with a very peculiar origin behind its unusual name.
Petersburg, Kentucky

USS Sachem Ruins

A ship that lived many lives under many names is now known merely as the "Ghost Ship."
Cincinnati, Ohio

Twin Lakes Capitoline Wolf

Mussolini gave Cincinnati a bronze statue of Romulus and Remus suckling at a wolf's teats.
Florence, Kentucky

Florence Y'all Water Tower

After a water tower painting was accused of being an ad, a simple fix was made that gave the city a motto.
Fairfield, Ohio

Jungle Jim's International Market

An unusual, super-sized grocery adventure awaits in an Ohio suburb.
Williamsburg, Kentucky

Cumberland Falls State Park

Moonbows over Kentucky.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

The world's longest known cave system.
Koogi, Estonia

Jägala Waterfall

The widest natural waterfall in Estonia is a sight to see in all seasons.
Rakvere, Estonia

Rakvere Aurochs Statue

This behemoth bovine guards an Estonian town and is a memorial to the lost species.
Tallinn, Estonia

Raeapteek

The oldest continuously operating pharmacy in Europe.
Sillamäe, Estonia

Sillamäe

This Soviet-era "closed town" was a top secret uranium producer often left off of maps.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to Yuri Gagarin

This massive monument honors the first human in space.
Atlanta, Georgia

Michael C. Carlos Museum

Located on the campus of Emory University, this museum is filled with objects from the Americas to ancient Greece.
Atlanta, Georgia

Conjoined Calves of the Georgia State Capitol

A popular oddity on display in a stately building, offering a symbolic commentary.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Botanical Garden

A grassroots community effort in the 1970s led to the creation of this beautiful garden full of delightfully whimsical exhibits.
Winslow, Arizona

Standin' On the Corner Park

This public square capitalized on a single Eagles reference to bring some life back to an Arizona town.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-foot-diameter hole is touted as "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Spongeorama Sponge Factory

A small museum lets visitors soak up the history of the "sponge capital of the world."
Cartersville, Georgia

The Cartersville Abandoned Plane

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

Old Car City

One of the world's largest automobile junkyards is a unique landscape of metal and moss.
Plains, Georgia

Jimmy Carter Smiling Peanut

This 13-foot smiling peanut in Georgia helped Jimmy Carter win the 1976 presidential election.
Atlanta, Georgia

54 Columns

Atlanta's strange assortment of concrete pillars inspires reflection in some, confusion in others.
Atlanta, Georgia

Westview Cemetery

The largest cemetery in the American Southeast is a hidden gem near the heart of Atlanta.