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Ocracoke, North Carolina

British Cemetery of Ocracoke

The North Carolina grounds are leased in perpetuity to the British Commonwealth for as long as the WWII sailors are buried there.
Ocracoke, North Carolina

Portsmouth Village

A forgotten sea village stands silent after hurricanes deemed it obsolete.
Beaufort, North Carolina

Old Burying Ground

Burial site more than 300 years old.
Beaufort, North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort

A maritime museum holding the remains of Blackbeard's pirate ship.
Wilson, North Carolina

Whirligig Park (Formerly Acid Park)

A piece of outsider public art accompanied by a strange urban legend.
Fallstown, North Carolina

Lake Norman

A Nessie-like monster supposedly lurks in this lake.
Seale, Alabama

The Drive-Thru Museum

A wealth of local folk art, antiques, and curios, without ever leaving your car.
Monroeville, Alabama

Old Monroe County Courthouse

An Alabama courtroom where two famous American authors played as children became the setting for a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Nashville, Tennessee

Ryman Alley

The alley connecting two of country music’s most historic venues has a rich history of its own.
Nashville, Tennessee

Hatch Show Print

At 135 years old and counting, this historic print shop is heaven for poster nerds and music buffs.
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clarksdale Crossroads

Giant novelty guitars now mark the spot where Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil.
Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

The hotel where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot is now a museum dedicated to his work.
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
Memphis, Tennessee

Elmwood Cemetery

Mass graves and Victorian monuments mark the history of Memphis in this 19th century cemetery.
Memphis, Tennessee

Al Green’s Full Gospel Tabernacle Church

The R&B singer's modest church guarantees a religious experience, regardless of your beliefs.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis's own personal tropical hideaway.
Oxford, Mississippi

Rowan Oak

William Faulkner kept his beloved estate wild and untamed.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Presley Birthplace

This two-room shotgun shack in Tupelo is the birthplace of a King.
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

Designed by Maya Lin, the memorial honors 41 individuals who died fighting for equal rights between 1954 and 1968.
Montgomery, Alabama

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Colloquially known as "the lynching memorial," this is the United States' first memorial to the victims of racial terror at home.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams's Gravesite

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

Ave Maria Grotto

A miniature city built by a single hunchbacked monk.