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New Orleans, Louisiana

The Faerie Playhouse

A pink cottage covered in hearts served as a haven and a resting place for LGBT activists.
29.9675, -90.0664
Fort Jefferson, moat and wall
Key West, Florida

Dry Tortugas

Remote Florida islands have a history of sea turtles, sunken treasures, and one of the world's largest coastal brick fortresses.
24.6286, -82.8733
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005
Pan Am's First Office
Key West, Florida

Pan Am's First Office

The birthplace of American international flight service has been turned into a celebrity's microbrewery.
24.5574, -81.8053
The old hanging tree, once outside, now built into the bar.
Key West, Florida

Captain Tony's Saloon

Florida's oldest bar was once a morgue, complete with a hanging tree and gravestones.
24.5588, -81.8054
Key West, Florida

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum

The museum chronicling a treasure hunter's dream, fulfilled.
24.5579, -81.8064
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
24.5557, -81.7826
New Year's Eve 2011
Key West, Florida

Key West High Heel Shoe Drop

Leave it to Key West to drop a real-live drag queen instead of a ball to mark the arrival of the New Year.
24.5551, -81.7800
The Rainbow Hall
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
34.9740, -85.3504
Summerville, Georgia

Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens

This "Plant Farm Museum" is home to the divinely inspired and visionary outsider artwork of Reverend Howard Finster.
34.5129, -85.3163
Etowah Indian Mounds
Cartersville, Georgia

Etowah Indian Mounds

These ancient ritual mounds are our best window into the culture of the ancient Mississippians.
34.1251, -84.8077
storefront, front view
Atlanta, Georgia

Junkman's Daughter

A purveyor of unusual items located in the center of Atlanta, Georgia.
33.7670, -84.3491
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta White House

3/4-scale model of the White House in Atlanta, Georgia.
33.8437, -84.2894
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
33.8060, -84.1460
Georgia Guidestones
Elberton, Georgia

Georgia Guidestones

A mysterious monument meant to be a guide into "an Age of Reason."
34.2320, -82.8944
The famous Tree That Owns Itself
Athens, Georgia

The Tree That Owns Itself

A white oak with property rights.
33.9551, -83.3823
The Double-Barreled Cannon in all its glory
Athens, Georgia

The Athens Double Barreled Cannon

After just one epic test blast, this literal loose cannon proved too explosive for combat.
33.9597, -83.3764
Section of the restored Cliff Walk
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Cliff Walk

Three and a half miles of cliffs, rocky beaches, Gilded Age mansions and 40 Steps to nowhere in particular.
41.4851, -71.2976
Seaman's Bethel
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Seamen's Bethel

Built to bless whalers before their voyages, this Massachusetts church now features a ship-shaped pulpit.
41.6352, -70.9235
Fetal whale skeleton
New Bedford, Massachusetts

The Oozing Whale Skeleton of New Bedford

For 20 years, this whale skeleton has been slowly dripping oil on the floor of the museum where it hangs.
41.6355, -70.9231
Bridge and quay used in the shark attack scene.
Edgartown, Massachusetts

Jaws Bridge

The filming location of a shark attack in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws."
41.4161, -70.5487
The Elephant house
Yarmouth, Massachusetts

The Edward Gorey House

Eclectic collections, artwork, and some feline friends fill the writer's former home.
41.7054, -70.2422
Exterior
Golden Meadow, Louisiana

Holy Mary Shrine

One man built this shrine in the 1970s to pay tribute to a miracle he had witnessed.
29.3940, -90.2700