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Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Old Gray Cemetery

Stroll around the headstones of notable figures from Knoxville's history, as well as towering monoliths and melancholic headstones.
Rugby, Tennessee

Rugby Colony

A failed utopian experiment for British expats in the American South is now a Victorian village frozen in time.
Hobart, New York

Hobart Book Village

This small Catskills village has six independent bookstores and more bookshops than restaurants.
Dublin, Ireland

Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum

This is the largest cemetery in Ireland and the first cemetery museum in the world.
Colares, Portugal

Cabo da Roca

One Portuguese poet described this cape, the westernmost point in mainland Europe, as "where the land ends and the sea begins."
Versailles, Kentucky

Castle Post

This modern castle sat empty for decades before a fire inspired its builders to complete its luxury halls.
Concord, Massachusetts

Old North Bridge

The phrase "the shot heard around the world" was coined after a skirmish at this bridge.
Concord, Massachusetts

The Old Manse

The poems Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wife Sophia etched into its windows are still visible today.
Cushing, Maine

Olson House

If a visit to this farmhouse feels as if you are stepping into an artistic masterpiece, you’d be right.
Columbus, Ohio

The Topiary Park

Georges Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece has been recreated in Ohio in topiary form.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Spring Grove Cemetery

This magnificent Cincinnati graveyard is also a popular public park.
Nashville, Tennessee

Bobbie's Dairy Dip

This seasonal soft serve shack has been doling out silky swirls since 1951.
Florence, Kentucky

Florence Y'all Water Tower

After a water tower painting was accused of being an ad, a simple fix was made that gave the city a motto.
Lewisburg, West Virginia

Greenbrier County Courthouse

Step into the courtroom to learn details of the only case in history where ghostly testimony led to a murderer's conviction.
Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

Cathedral Falls

The tallest waterfall in West Virginia.
Hillsboro, West Virginia

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace

The first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature came from the foothills of Appalachia.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

O'Hurley's General Store

This general store is more than a century old and home to various oddities and antiques.
Kenova, West Virginia

Kenova's Pumpkin House

Thousands of jack o'lanterns light up Halloween at this historic West Virginia home.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brattle Book Shop

One of the oldest used bookstores in the U.S. has been selling antiquarian treasures since 1825.
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George Washington's Bathtub

Berkeley Hot Springs presents to you "the only outdoor monument to presidential bathing."
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank: A Town for 'Wi-Fi Refugees'

This rural community has attracted both scientists and techno-refugees due to its federally-mandated lack of technology.
Scarbro, West Virginia

Whipple Company Store

Smack in the midst of coal country, this collection provides a peoples' history of Appalachian miners' heritage.
Arthurdale, West Virginia

Arthurdale Historic District

The brainchild of Eleanor Roosevelt, her "Little Village" was a collectivist dream.