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Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Presley Birthplace

Two-room shotgun shack in Tupelo, Mississippi and birthplace of a King.
Oxford, Mississippi

University of Mississippi Marijuana Research Project

This university research project is the U.S. government's weed dealer.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Old Courthouse Museum

Museum of the Old South that never was.
Claiborne County, Mississippi

Windsor Ruins

An eerie and beautiful group of columns mark the site of a grand mansion lost to time and fire.
Carrollton, Alabama

Henry Wells' Lightning Portrait

The terrified face of Henry Wells is etched on this garret window.
Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world.
Apalachicola, Florida

John Gorrie Ice Machine Museum

Of course the guy with the first patent for an ice machine lived in Florida.
Biloxi, Mississippi

The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

A historic Civil War estate-turned-museum looks back on the Confederate States of America.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams's Gravesite

The country music legend's grave is surrounded by Astroturf because fans kept plucking out the grass.
Montgomery, Alabama

Casket on the Steiner-Lobman Building

The whimsical construction on the roof has given rise to many a Montgomery myth about its contents.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams' Death Car

Cadillac where country's first big star was found dead.
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

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

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

The former home of the hard partying literary power couple is now one of the only museums devoted to their story.
Ponce de Leon, Florida

Vortex Spring

A humid oasis combines recreation with exploration in a unique underwater cavern.
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Britton Hill

The highest point in Florida is still the lowest high point in the country.
Mobile, Alabama

Africatown

This tiny Alabama town was founded by the last known people smuggled into the US as slaves.
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Pensacola Futuro House

Pensacola's UFO home has withstood many hurricanes—just as the experimental 1960s design intended.
Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola Graffiti Bridge

A local landmark with generations of spraypainted messages, and more being added each day.