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Portland, Oregon

Paul Bunyan Statue

This stoic, if derpy, giant stands as a monument to Oregon's statehood and the novelty culture of yesteryear.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Sponsored by Travel Oregon
Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
Ketchikan, Alaska

Potlatch Totem Park

One of two side-by-side totem pole parks dedicated to educating visitors on Tlingit history and culture.
Tomkins Cove, New York

Doodletown

Reclaimed by nature, the ruins of Doodletown, New York are remnants of a town consumed by a state park.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed inside the Pedestal lobby.
New York, New York

Fraunces Tavern

This Wall Street bar was once a hub of revolutionary activity where Washington famously bid farewell to his troops.
New York, New York

Hess' Triangle

New York City's smallest piece of private property.
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

This funicular railway rumbles along for a mile up the nearly vertical face of Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Raccoon Mountain Caverns

More than five miles of underground passageways.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Ruby Falls

The mysterious wonder of an underground waterfall is illuminated by multicolored lights.
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Key West, Florida

Truman's Little White House

A historic presidential getaway on the continental United States' southernmost island.
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
Key West, Florida

Captain Tony's Saloon

Florida's oldest bar was once a morgue, complete with a hanging tree and gravestones.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

A symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture—and a ghostly legend.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.