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New Orleans, Louisiana

'Birthplace of Dixie' Plaque

The South's nickname was supposedly born at a former bank in New Orleans' French Quarter.
New Orleans, Louisiana

United Fruit Company Building

The beautiful, fruit-covered facade hints at this building's former life.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Old Egyptian Courthouse

This strange example of the Egyptian Revival architecture trend now holds Mardi Gras floats.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Café Lafitte in Exile

One of the oldest continuously-operated gay bars in the United States is allegedly haunted by Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Kermit's Tremé Mother-in-Law Lounge

"If she'd leave us alone, we would have a happy home, sent from down below."
New Orleans, Louisiana

General Laundry Building

It's clear this abandoned Art Deco gem was no ordinary cleaners.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Greensboro, North Carolina

Site of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-in

This North Carolina store preserves a historic moment in America's movement for racial equality.
Lexington, Kentucky

Bondurant's Pharmacy

A pharmacy built in the shape of a mortar and pestle, now resembles a fancy cocktail.
Lexington, Kentucky

Dixie Cup Water Tower

Unique tower has outlasted a takeover of the company.
Loveland, Ohio

Harry Andrews' Chateau Laroche

A castle built by an eccentric medieval enthusiast in rural Ohio.
Hamilton, Ohio

Hollow Earth Monument

A memorial for an outsider theorist who believed that the planet is actually hollow.
Fairfield, Ohio

Jungle Jim's International Market

An unusual, super-sized grocery adventure awaits in an Ohio suburb.
Cleves, Ohio

Cincinnati and Whitewater Canal Tunnel

A small wall and marker are all that remain of this historic canal tunnel.
Moundsville, West Virginia

New Vrindaban Palace of Gold

Despite its lavish ornamentation, and wholesome lifestyle of its devotees, this mountain commune has faced its share of issues.
Wheeling, West Virginia

Sweeney Punch Bowl

The largest piece of cut lead crystal adorned a grave for 75 years and is now the shining star of a glass museum.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
St. Louis, Missouri

Wainwright State Office Building

One of the world's earliest skyscrapers.
Devon, England

'Verity'

An allegorical statue of a giant pregnant woman representing justice and truth.
Louisville, Kentucky

The Grave of Harry L. Collins

A life-sized memorial to Harry L. Collins, the official corporate magician of Frito-Lay.
Louisville, Kentucky

Muhammad Ali Gravesite

One of the greatest boxers and humanitarians to ever live chose his hometown as his final resting place.
Louisville, Kentucky

Cave Hill Cemetery

The largest cemetery in Louisville is the final resting place of Col. Sanders and Muhammad Ali.
Louisville, Kentucky

Colonel Sanders' Grave

The grave of the iconic Kentucky Fried Chicken mascot features a bust of the man behind the goatee.
Beaufort, South Carolina

Haint Blue Porch Ceilings

The Lowcountry color with the power to stop evil from entering a home.