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Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Blue Hole

The largest freshwater lake in the Florida Keys.
Senoia, Georgia

Barbie Beach

This ever-changing arrangement of naked dolls even caught the attention of "The Walking Dead" crew.
Warm Springs, Georgia

Roosevelt’s Little White House

FDR hoped to find a cure for polio in this Georgia town's warm springs.
Tuskegee, Alabama

The Oaks

Booker T. Washington's home at the Tuskegee Institute was a gem of splendor.
Montgomery, Alabama

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Colloquially known as "the lynching memorial," this is the United States' first memorial to the victims of racial terror at home.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Ponce de León Hotel

A luxurious 1880s hotel with its fair share of Tiffany stained glass, Edison electricity, and of course, ghosts.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

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

Britton Hill

The highest point in Florida is still the lowest high point in the country.
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

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

Frontier Culture Museum

Outdoor exhibits explore the contributions of European, African, and indigenous peoples to American frontier culture.
Afton, Virginia

Crozet Tunnel

A railroad tunnel that, upon its completion, was considered one of the engineering marvels of the modern world.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Roanoke, Virginia

Miniature Graceland

An overgrown collection of miniature buildings still stand as evidence of one couple's obsession with The King.
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
Cave City, Kentucky

Floyd Collins Museum

A museum to a cave explorer whose tragic death was a media sensation, and whose corpse became a tourist attraction.
Partridge, Kentucky

Black Mountain

You can climb to the summit of Black Mountain, as long as you sign the waiver.
Hazard, Kentucky

Mother Goose House

An enormous goose sits atop this nest-shaped home.
Middlesboro, Kentucky

Tri-State Peak

Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia meet at this point in the Cumberland Gap.
Corbin, Kentucky

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

The first KFC is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Jefferson City, Tennessee

Branner Cemetery Field Stones

Over 200 people were buried here with only a small stone to mark their final resting place.
Blairsville, Georgia

Brasstown Bald

Georgia's highest point was given its strange name thanks to a simple translation error.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

One of the oldest living oak trees in the Southeast.