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Carrabelle, Florida

World's Smallest Police Station

This phone booth-sized municipal building has been a piece of police property for more than half a century.
Menchum, Cameroon

Lake Nyos

Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night.
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the ancient monument, but much, much lighter.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Vero Beach, Florida

Pelican Island

This small island was the first National Wildlife Refuge ever created in the United States.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
Corolla, North Carolina

Corolla Wild Horses

One of the best places to see feral Colonial Spanish Mustangs in the United States.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Misty of Chincoteague

The taxidermy remains of the most popular pony in children's literature.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Norfolk, Virginia

Doumar's Barbecue

This old-fashioned carhop restaurant gave the world the waffle cone.
Petersburg, Virginia

The Crater

An innovative attempt to break a siege in the American Civil War still scars the earth today.
Waverly, Virginia

First Peanut Museum in the U.S.

A museum in the heart of Virginia peanut country devoted to the humble goober.
Mayo, Florida

Hal W. Adams Bridge

Florida's first suspension bridge.
Orlando, Florida

Harry P. Leu Gardens

A vast array of tropical plants collected by a vacationing couple.
Dublin, Ireland

Saint Audoen's Gate

The enchanting archway is the only surviving portal into Dublin's lost medieval wall.
Dublin, Ireland

The Hungry Tree

An 80-year-old plane tree is devouring an iron bench at Ireland's oldest law school.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Mountain Farm Museum

Step back in time on this preserved 1800s farm.
Bryson City, North Carolina

The Road to Nowhere

This road in the Great Smoky Mountains was supposed to assuage a displaced community, but ended up a $52 million dead end.
Bryson City, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome

The highest point in Tennessee, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

The walls of America's oldest masonry fort famously "swallowed" cannonballs.
Islamorada, Florida

Betsy the Lobster

This spiny beast guards an artist's village while vying for the title of largest lobster in the world.
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love.
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
Miami, Florida

Monkey Jungle

Where monkeys run wild and the humans are caged.