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Jackson, Tennessee

Casey Jones Village

This Tennessee museum is dedicated to a tragic railroad hero who inspired the famous ballad that bears his name.
Tombstone, Arizona

The Bird Cage Theater

An old saloon in the West filled with history, and according to some, a few dozen ghosts.
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Native Americans surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
South Bay, Florida

Gatorland

One of many gator theme parks, abandoned in the sugar fields of South Florida.
Waco, Texas

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Official museum, hall of fame, and repository of the Texas Rangers.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Museum in a century-old building dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach

Semi-precious green sand on Hawaii's big island.
Beckley, West Virginia

Exhibition Coal Mine

An historic coal mine doubling as a museum and tourist attraction.
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A segregated cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Wild West.
Monterey, California

Dennis the Menace Playground

This municipal playground was co-created by the father of one of the most playful characters ever.
Monterey, California

Sloat Monument

This eagle-topped spire remembers the the military commander who snatched up California for the United States.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
Washington, D.C.

Cher Ami

A heroic pigeon that, through a barrage of gunfire, delivered a message that saved over 100 lives in World War I.
Tucson, Arizona

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Miniature art that tells an enormous story.
Benson, Arizona

Kartchner Caverns

Limestone caves with spectacular showcase chambers.
Wahiawa, Hawaii

World's Largest Plant Maze

Race through the maze, get your name on the sign.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Orlando, Florida

Discovery Island

Disney's abandoned animal island is now an overgrown ruin that was almost the coolest attraction ever.
Richmond, Virginia

James River Park Pipeline Walkway

Heron, whitewater rapids, and urban industrialism all add to the beauty of this concrete nature walk.
Washington, D.C.

Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon

The last known passenger pigeon, Martha's remains serve as a tool to educate about conservation.
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Ka Lae

The southernmost point in the United States is a beautiful place to look at but a deadly place to wade in.