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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
44.4750, -110.8436
Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
37.1838, -108.4887
Hutchinson, Kansas

Strataca, The Kansas Underground Salt Museum

Home to Hollywood history and a very special salt crystal.
38.0435, -97.8677
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Old Jail Museum
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Old Jail Museum

This jail which was in service for over a century is now open for curious visitors.
40.8636, -75.7465
Cave Entrance
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Crystal Cave

In which a local geological marvel becomes a quaint roadside attraction.
40.5276, -75.8424
Stone archway, landscaped with evergreens, July 2007. (Wikimedia Commons)
Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Grounds for Sculpture

A unique sculpture park that specializes in the huge and bizarre.
40.2355, -74.7179
Longwood Gardens.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
39.8712, -75.6747
Bubble Rock
Mount Desert, Maine

Bubble Rock

A precariously balanced rock perches on the edge of a cliff created tens of thousands of years ago by glacial erosion.
44.3386, -68.2733
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
24.5557, -81.7826
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
The Blue Hole is a haven for a wide array of wildlife in the Florida Keys
Big Pine Key, Florida

Blue Hole Freshwater Lake

The only freshwater lake in the Florida Keys.
24.7056, -81.3796
Historic bat tower on Lower Sugarloaf Key, Florida.
Summerland Key, Florida

Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower

Bat house that has only ever housed bat for one night; they all flew away and never came back.
24.6447, -81.5644
Aerial view of Pigeon Key, with the partially decimated Overseas Railroad bridge running parallel to the new Seven Mile Bridge.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
24.7041, -81.1552
Betsy the Lobster
Islamorada, Florida

Betsy the Lobster

This spiny beast guards an artist's village while vying for the title of largest lobster in the world.
24.9594, -80.5713
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love.
25.5005, -80.4446
Sliding Rock
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

Who needs fancy modern water slides when this giant North Carolina rock works just as well?
35.3115, -82.7876
Beaufort, North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort

A maritime museum holding the remains of Blackbeard's pirate ship.
34.7179, -76.6662
Jockey's Ridge
Nags Head, North Carolina

Jockey's Ridge

This shifting North Carolina sand dune is an odd little desert surrounded by oceanic forest life.
35.9624, -75.6339
135 ft Peachoid water tower
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
35.0953, -81.6859
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
Old Carbonton Dam
Sanford, North Carolina

Old Carbonton Dam

An eerily abandoned stone tower is all that remains of a demolished dam on Cape Fear River.
35.5204, -79.3489
Southern Pines, North Carolina

Creation Museum, Taxidermy Hall of Fame, and Antique Tool Museum

A curious blend of taxidermy, antique tools, creationism, and a purported antediluvian rock.
35.1746, -79.3914