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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.
33.7461, -84.3691
Tuckaleechee Caverns. (Creative Commons)
Townsend, Tennessee

Tuckaleechee Caverns

Mile-long cave system near Great Smoky Mountains.
35.6584, -83.7766
Tennessee synchronous fireflies light show
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains

For two weeks every June, fireflies in the Smoky Mountains perform an astonishing light show.
35.6770, -83.4831
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Gratitude Garden at ArtiSun Gallery

An art instillation for the sake of "raising vibrations."
35.8929, -82.8264
One of the two remaining structures of Lost Cove
Erwin, Tennessee

Lost Cove Settlement

Railroad came. People came. Railroad left. Town died.
36.0708, -82.4025
Autumn in Oz
Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Land of Oz Theme Park

An Oz-themed attraction that has fallen into disrepair but still holds some of that original magic.
36.2110, -81.8890
Welcome!
Jefferson, Virginia

Stoney Point Railroad

Hop on the train and tour an elaborate miniature town made completely of junk (including the train).
36.8500, -81.7988
The mailbox.
Bird Island, North Carolina

Kindred Spirit Mailbox

A mailbox that saved a nature reserve.
33.8678, -78.5306
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Atalaya

The uniquely-designed winter home and sculpture studio of Anna and Archer Huntington.
33.5018, -79.0677
Houston, Texas

Eclectic Menagerie Park

A private collection of massive steel monsters guarding a Texas pipe works.
29.6709, -95.3925
Aurora Picture Show.
Houston, Texas

Aurora Picture Show

Local arts organization founded in a former church.
29.7380, -95.3987
Houston, Texas

Beer Can House

Beer lover's can-covered house.
29.7638, -95.4190
Houston, Texas

David Adickes Studio

Giant heads occasionally litter the industrial, Houston neighborhood where sculptor David Adickes has his studio.
29.7686, -95.3456
Houston, Texas

Art Car Museum

At the "Garage Mahal" in Houston, car culture is about more than just driving.
29.7720, -95.3969
Houston, Texas

National Museum of Funeral History

Fantastic collection celebrating the final send-off.
29.9895, -95.4306
Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum

Over 20,000 sets of spice shakers reveal the surprisingly telling history of our most basic spices.
35.7162, -83.5025
The Body Farm.
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Body Farm

Bring out your dead.
35.9541, -83.9249
The Lost Sea. (Creative Commons)
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Lost Sea

Enormous lake at the bottom of a unique cave system.
35.5349, -84.4320