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New York, New York

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Botanical Garden

A grassroots community effort in the 1970s led to the creation of this beautiful garden full of delightfully whimsical exhibits.
Atlanta, Georgia

Krog Street Tunnel

An underground magnet for ever-changing street art.
Cayce, South Carolina

Guignard Brick Works

A handful of beehive kilns are all that’s left of a historic brick-making empire.
Charleston, South Carolina

Rainbow Row

Thirteen pastel palaces in downtown Charleston add a gorgeous splash of color to the city.
Pune, India

Nana Wada

A combination of Peshwa and British Gothic Revival architecture.
Beaufort, South Carolina

Haint Blue Porch Ceilings

The Lowcountry color with the power to stop evil from entering a home.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

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

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Bowman, South Carolina

UFO Welcome Center

This set of rickety spaceships are prepared to give alien travelers a place to relax and go to the bathroom.
Rock, West Virginia

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

This abandoned amusement park was built on a site with a dark history.
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France

Pont d'Arc

A natural arch carved by a river gave its name to the so-called "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."
Kayenta, Arizona

Mystery Valley

Ancestral Puebloan ruins, natural arches, and box canyons abound in this seldom-visited corner of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
Dummerston, Vermont

Naulakha

The house where Rudyard Kipling wrote the Jungle Book is also the location of the first tennis court in Vermont.
Monticello, Utah

Newspaper Rock

One of the world’s largest collections of petroglyphs records 2,000 years of human activity.
Escalante, Utah

Hell's Backbone Scenic Road

Despite its name, this route in southern Utah offers heavenly day tripping.
Wallace, Idaho

Burke Ghost Town

A mining town, now abandoned, was built in a canyon so narrow that the railroad ran right through the hotel lobby.
Keeler, California

Cerro Gordo

A lawless town deep in Death Valley was famous for its riches and death rate.
Ardmore, South Dakota

Ardmore Ghost Town

Abandoned businesses, homes, and rusted cars are all that remains of this stopover town.
Jacksonville, Florida

Abandoned Annie Lytle Elementary School

Jacksonville's highways rendered this century-old grammar school unusable.
Orlando, Florida

Discovery Island

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

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Old Fort Harrod State Park

A full-scale replica of a 1774 colonial settlement in Kentucky.
Louisville, Kentucky

Pope Lick Trestle Bridge

This railroad overpass is said to be home to a murderous goat-man whose very legend has led to very real deaths.