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Atlanta, Georgia

Trader Vic's

Mai Tais and Navy Grog served up in one of the original tiki bars.
Huntington Beach, California

Don The Beachcomber

This midcentury LA bar was the birthplace of tiki culture.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
Marfa, Texas

Marfa Lights

Mysterious glowing orbs float through the desert night.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, this abandoned navy base becomes an off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
Borrego Springs, California

Galleta Meadows Estate

Metal Jurassic Park on the side of a California highway.
Los Angeles, California

Mel Brooks Handprint

There are lots of hands and feet stamped in the cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but Mel left behind something extra.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town that was once home to over 500 silver mines, Calico lasted only 12 years of boom before it all went bust.
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
Las Vegas, Nevada

High Roller

The world's tallest ferris wheel takes visitors high above Las Vegas in a spinning party room.
Los Angeles, California

Autry National Center

Wild West history in Hollywood style.
Alpharetta, Georgia

The Dwarf Castle

A man's home is his castle.
San Diego, California

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) Themed Taco Shop.
Los Angeles, California

Necromance

Medical and zoological curiosities for sale.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
Delta, Alabama

Cheaha Mountain

The highest point in Alabama was almost completely deforested, but is now home to protected towers and trees.
Lilburn, Georgia

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta

This intricate Hindu temple is the largest of its kind outside of India itself and was constructed like a giant puzzle.
Atlanta, Georgia

Krog Street Tunnel

An underground magnet for ever-changing street art.
Sponsored by Atlanta CVB
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.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2

This "second" cemetery represents New Orleans' attempt to keep cholera at bay.