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Buena Vista, Colorado

Mount Elbert

The highest point in Colorado is a dangerous mix of lightning, jealousy, and thin air.
Boulder, Colorado

NIST-F1 Cesium Fountain Atomic Clock

The clock that sets them all.
Austin, Texas

Skyspace: The Color Inside

A view-altering observatory at the University of Texas.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
Austin, Texas

Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Moriarty Monument

The tallest monument in a historic New Orleans cemetery was prompted by romance and dash of pettiness.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

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

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Old Spanish Fort

Before becoming a public park, this spot was a shell midden, a fort, and an amusement park.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Old Egyptian Courthouse

This strange example of the Egyptian Revival architecture trend now holds Mardi Gras floats.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Holt Cemetery

A haunting, yet lovingly hand-hewn potters' field full of graves that flood with each heavy rain.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2

This "second" cemetery represents New Orleans' attempt to keep cholera at bay.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old building in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb

If Nic Cage ever dies he will be buried inside this controversial New Orleans pyramid.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Museum of Death

A collection of oddities including Dr. Kevorkian's suicide device, the Thanatron.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, resting peacefully for over 200 years now.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.