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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mount Trashmore

Scenic mount trashmore, Virginia Beach's most curious waterfront still has a couple of secrets.
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The Organ
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
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Note the size of the person below
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Indians surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
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Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South."
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Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island River Park

Walk the whole Mississippi River!
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Tuckaleechee Caverns. (Creative Commons)
Townsend, Tennessee

Tuckaleechee Caverns

Mile-long cave system near Great Smoky Mountains.
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The Lost Sea. (Creative Commons)
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Lost Sea

Enormous lake at the bottom of a unique cave system.
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Iron township , Missouri

Elephant Rocks State Park

Giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants.
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Devil's Icebox. (Creative Commons)
Columbia, Missouri

Devil's Icebox

Curious cave that stays a cool 56 degrees all year long.
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Sullivan, Missouri

Meramec Caverns

400 million-year old limestone caverns nestled in the Ozarks served as shelter and a hideout for cultures throughout North American history.
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Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
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Wigwam Village No. 2. (Wikimedia Commons)
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of few surviving themed motels on Route 66.
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Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky. (Creative Commons)
Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World

Prehistoric animals decorate this popular outdoor park.
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Savannah, Georgia

The Paris Market

This quirky curiosity shop takes its cues from the world's bazaars.
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Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta White House

3/4-scale model of the White House in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The Rainbow Hall
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
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storefront, front view
Atlanta, Georgia

Junkman's Daughter

A purveyor of unusual items located in the center of Atlanta, Georgia.
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Jasper Newton Smith. (Wikimedia Commons)
Atlanta, Georgia

Oakland Cemetery

Civil War soldiers, captains of industry, and paupers all interred on historic grounds.
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Gibsonton, Florida. (Creative Commons)
Gibsonton, Florida

Gibsonton, Florida

The snowbirds here are circus sideshow performers.
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Gold Rush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel/restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
35.2660, -120.6737
Cabazon Dinosaurs. Dinny the Dinosaur.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
Dragoon, Arizona

The Thing

What is the Thing?
32.0428, -110.0417
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
34.8158, -109.8649
Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 58-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
33.4918, -86.7955