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Lyndhurst, Virginia

Swannanoa Palace

This historic mansion was built as a symbol of love between a husband and wife.
Wytheville, Virginia

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

The birthplace of Appalachia's only first lady, who some have dubbed the United States' "first female president."
Marion, Virginia

The Octagon House

An abandoned eight-sided home built for a plantation owner during a brief octagon craze in the 1850s.
Saltville, Virginia

Great Channels of Virginia

This maze-like slot canyon is a unique gem within an already fascinating geological area.
Fackler, Alabama

Neversink Pit

This natural wonder drops 16 stories straight down through rare flora and streaming waterfalls.
Iuka, Mississippi

Yellow Creek Nuclear Power Plant

Instead of becoming a power plant, this abandoned complex became a massive letdown.
Iuka, Mississippi

Woodall Mountain

The highest point in Mississippi is a hilltop that was once used to bombard a nearby town with artillery.
Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

The hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot now functions as a museum dedicated to his life's work.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

De Vargas Street House

This southwest-styled home in Santa Fe claims to be the oldest house in America thanks to an ancient bit of foundation.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ethyl the Whale

This sculpture of a blue whale is made of hand-recycled plastic trash.
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

Legends surround this jagged rock formation in the New Mexico desert.
San Jon, New Mexico

Glenrio Ghost Town

The old Route 66 town straddling Texas and New Mexico died along with the Main Street of America.
Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Santa Rosa Blue Hole

A clear blue swimming hole with hidden caves, still unexplored.
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

A multi-storied adobe complex has been inhabited for more than a thousand years.
Farmington, New Mexico

Bisti Badlands

Seemingly grown on some other world, these New Mexico rock formations look like a disused science fiction set.
Tiberias, Israel

Zodiac Mosaic of Hammat Tiberias

The mosaic floor of a 4th-century synagogue features a pagan zodiac wheel alongside traditional images of a Torah ark and menorahs.
Haifa, Israel

The Carmelit

This subterranean funicular is one of the world's smallest subways.
Caesarea, Israel

Caesarea Maritima Mithraeum

An ancient underground cultic temple where sunlight penetrates on the summer solstice.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Ilana Goor Museum

A modern-day cabinet of curiosities housed in a 300-year-old inn.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Sarona

Tel Aviv's popular neighborhood went though endless waves of transformation.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Gan HaGat (Wine Press Garden)

A 2,000-year-old wine press hidden in an overlooked park in Tel Aviv.
Israel

Sarona Templer Colony Clock

This clock is an architectural flourish that stands out as a landmark among a unique Israeli German community.
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem YMCA

This historic rec center in the heart of Israel is a bastion of peace and togetherness.
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.