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Lampasas, Texas

World's Largest Spur

A spur fit for a giant sits just off Highway 281 in Texas.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World

Prehistoric animals decorate this popular outdoor park.
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of the few surviving "Wigwam"-themed motels.
Cave City, Kentucky

Funtown Mountain

An abandoned theme park with a strange and tumultuous past.
Versailles, Kentucky

Castle Post

This modern castle sat empty for decades before a fire inspired its builders to complete its luxury halls.
Warren, New Hampshire

Redstone Missile

Maybe the only missile installed in a public park, this Cold War leftover was one of the first to carry a nuclear warhead.
Alton, New Hampshire

Alton Bay Seaplane Base

A stretch of New Hampshire lake water is the only ice runway in the lower 48 states that is FAA-approved.
Hebron, New Hampshire

Sculptured Rocks

This narrow canyon has been carved by the river over thousands of years into spectacular and curious forms.
East Lyme, Connecticut

Book Barn

With some 500,000 books across five buildings, this bookstore is a reader's paradise.
Ketchikan, Alaska

Potlatch Totem Park

One of two side-by-side totem pole parks dedicated to educating visitors on Tlingit history and culture.
Juneau, Alaska

Aquilean Whale Tail Sculptures

A whale of a public art display towers atop Juneau's cruise ship dock.
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of US high points towers over every other peak in North America.
Cantwell, Alaska

Igloo City

Four-story concrete hotel never opened to customers.
Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk

A high school astronomy enthusiast designed this model of our solar system to be traversed on foot.
Bethlehem, Connecticut

Abbey of Regina Laudis

These Benedictine nuns have been making artisanal cheeses since before it was cool.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Misty of Chincoteague

The taxidermy remains of the most popular pony in children's literature.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

The Doors of Fame

These old doors are covered in the signatures of Rehoboth Beach artists dating back to the 1930s.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

Wild beach ponies who go for a swim each year, and the legend of a buried 18th century ship.
Nags Head, North Carolina

Jockey's Ridge

This shifting North Carolina sand dune is an odd little desert surrounded by oceanic forest life.
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.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.