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Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

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

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Meet manatees face-to-face at this zoo for native species.
Homosassa, Florida

Monkey Island of Homosassa

In Florida, these naughty monkeys live on their own mini-monkey Alcatraz.
Williston, Florida

Devil's Den

The scuba diving training facility was named for the steam that rises from the cave's chimney.
Chiefland, Florida

Manatee Springs

Where manatees are the snowbird vacationers in these balmy Florida springs.
Cedar Key, Florida

Site of the Rosewood Massacre

A thriving Black community was destroyed by an angry white mob at this site in 1923.
Delta, Alabama

Cheaha Mountain

The highest point in Alabama was almost completely deforested, but is now home to protected towers and trees.
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

Designed by Maya Lin, the memorial honors 40 individuals who died fighting for equal rights between 1954 and 1968.
Montgomery, Alabama

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

The former home of the hard partying literary power couple is now one of the only museums devoted to their story.
Auburn, Alabama

Auburn War Eagle

Auburn's iconic eagle flight goes back to a 19th century eagle that dropped dead on the field after inspiring the football team to victory.
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Pensacola Futuro House

Pensacola's UFO home has withstood many hurricanes—just as the experimental 1960s design intended.
Madison, Florida

The Ghost Town of Ellaville

This picturesque ghost town is located on the banks of the Suwannee River.
Greenville, Florida

Ray Charles Statue

Georgia may have been on his mind, but this memorial in Florida shows that Greenville was really Ray Charles' childhood home.
Perry, Florida

Ruins of The Hampton Springs Hotel

The ruins of a Florida miracle spring resort make it seem like a wonder that this was ever a health spa.
Tallahassee, Florida

Verdura Plantation

The ruins of a once massive plantation are now a private residence hidden in the Florida wilderness.
Tallahassee, Florida

Ghost Roads of Fallschase

The haunting remains of a failed housing development can still be found behind the big box stores that were to anchor them.
Tallahassee, Florida

9/11 Whale Sculptures

One man's grief over national tragedy has manifested in a pod of homemade whales on his front lawn.
Tallahassee, Florida

Airport Cemetery

The Tallahassee Airport serves over half a million passengers a year and is home to some permanent residents too.
Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk

This sidewalk monument honors over 50 civil rights activists who helped change the face of America.
Tallahassee, Florida

George Firestone Building

This former prison is an Art Deco masterpiece with a past full of civil rights flashpoints.
Tallahassee, Florida

Library Oak Tree Fort Sculpture

This creative sculpture was a way to "recycle" an old tree.
Tallahassee, Florida

Grave of Elizabeth Budd-Graham

This historic headstone is said to mark the final resting place of a doubly-dead white witch.
Tallahassee, Florida

The Phillips Mausoleum

This historic crypt was said to have been designed and built by the very person who is buried inside of it.