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Nashville, Tennessee

Dragon Park

This popular park is home to a sea serpent sculpture that now overshadows the twisted history of its creation.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Grave of Thomas Wiltberger Evans

The corporeal remains of Napoleon III's dentist rest under this 15-story obelisk.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dickens and Little Nell

The oldest of only three existing statues of the great novelist stands in a city he did not care for.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

'We the Youth'

South Philadelphia is home to Keith Haring's only surviving in situ collaborative public mural.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Graffiti Pier (Pier 18)

The abandoned coal loading dock is a canvas for unsanctioned art.
Lumpkin, Georgia

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Bad farming practices caused this unnatural natural wonder.
Orrville, Alabama

Old Cahawba Archeological Park

This ghost town houses the remains of Alabama's old state capital.
Florence, Alabama

Frank Lloyd Wright-Rosenbaum House

This architectural triumph is the only Frank Lloyd Wright house in Alabama.
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Alabama's Natural Bridge

148 feet long and in the middle of a verdant forest.
Pikeville, Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Labor provided by Great Depression-era programs restored these 25,000 acres in Tennessee.
Birmingham, Alabama

Donor Memorial

This little-known memorial honors those who have donated their bodies to medical training.
Huntsville, Alabama

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Once a bustling cotton factory, this early 20th-century building is now home to a thriving artspace.
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

Designed by Maya Lin, the memorial honors 40 individuals who died fighting for equal rights between 1954 and 1968.
Montevallo, Alabama

Tinglewood Carvings

Orr Park's dead trees have been carved into a menagerie of whimsical visages.
Walcott, Iowa

Iowa 80 Truck Stop

The world’s largest truck stop includes a barber shop, chiropractor, and a huge museum with antique trucks.
Monroe, Utah

Mystic Hot Springs

One man has installed bathtubs into the Utah desert floor to harness the powers of a natural hot spring.
Palm Springs, California

Lee R. Baxandall Bridge

The so-called "Bridge of Thighs" in Palm Springs allows nudists to discreetly cross the road.
Los Angeles, California

Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend.
Los Angeles, California

Feral Cat Colonies of Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Dozens of feral felines rule a segment of Hollywood's only graveyard.
Los Angeles, California

Tiki-Ti

Established in the '60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buhen, bartender to the stars.
Los Angeles, California

Los Feliz Murder Mansion

Left untouched since a double murder-suicide in the 1960s, Los Feliz murder mansion remains a neighborhood mystery.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.