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Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

Cathedral Falls

The tallest waterfall in West Virginia.
Louisa, Kentucky

Kentucky Country Music Museum

While filling up your gas tank in eastern Kentucky, you just might stumble into this collection of country music memorabilia.
Brandy Station, Virginia

Fleetwood Church

This abandoned church languishing for decades is now one man's passion project and subject of paranormal investigators.
Brandy Station, Virginia

Graffiti House

At Brandy Station, Civil War soldiers left their mark on the battlefield and the walls of this small wooden house.
Hildebran, North Carolina

Abandoned Henry River Mill Village

An abandoned village that doubled as "The Hunger Games"' post-apocalyptic wasteland is up for grabs.
Griffin, Georgia

Doc Holliday's Grave in Griffin

Could this grave be the true resting place of legendary gunfighter "Doc" Holliday? Unclear.
Montgomery, Alabama

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Colloquially known as "the lynching memorial," this is the United States' first memorial to the victims of racial terror at home.
Rockville, Maryland

The Fitzgeralds' Gravesite

The final resting place of the tragic king and queen of the Jazz Age is tucked away in a small Maryland graveyard.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
Elmira, New York

John W. Jones Museum

A historical home in upstate New York honors the work of John W. Jones, a formerly enslaved man who was a major agent for the Underground Railroad.
Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Fergus Falls State Hospital

This sprawling building built in 1890 was one of Minnesota’s earliest and largest mental health facilities.
Ida Grove, Iowa

Castles of Ida Grove

An eclectic assortment of medieval architecture in a small Iowa town.
Sac City, Iowa

World's Largest Popcorn Ball

Eight feet in diameter and more than 24 feet around.
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

A bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings.
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94.
Mexico City, Mexico

Garden Santa Fe

The underground mall's skylights look like they could be part of a spaceship.
South Bend, Indiana

Studebaker National Museum

This museum collects over a century of automobile history including the iconic car from The Muppet Movie.
Latrobe, Pennsylvania

The Grave of Mister Rogers

The universally beloved children's television figure is interred on a high hilltop in one of western Pennsylvania's oldest cemeteries.
Everett, Pennsylvania

The Igloo Soft Freeze

Built in the 1970s, this curious modular home found new life as a sundae-shaped ice cream stand.
Atlanta, Georgia

Folk Art Park

A psychedelic tribute to one of Georgia's most unique artistic visionaries, out of place and time in the heart of Atlanta.
Richmond, Virginia

Edgar Allan Poe Museum

This museum devoted to the gothic author holds such interesting ephemera as his socks and walking stick.
New York, New York

Hamilton Grange

The only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned has a history almost as troubled as his own.
New York, New York

Pomander Walk

Peek through the gates at this oasis from the city, full of Old English charm.
New York, New York

Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.