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Pecan Pie Vending Machine
Cedar Creek, Texas

Pecan Pie Vending Machine

A 24-hour vending machine restocked daily with homemade full-sized pecan pies.
30.1668, -97.5111
Cedar Creek, Texas

Ms. Pearl

The world's largest squirrel statue clutches a pecan bigger than your head.
30.1665, -97.5108
The fig tree.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Moreton Bay Fig Tree

One of the largest trees of its kind in California.
32.7321, -117.1473
Tombstone, Arizona

The Bird Cage Theater

An old saloon in the West filled with history, and according to some, a few dozen ghosts.
31.7120, -110.0652
Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Fort Washington, Maryland

Woodrow Wilson Bridge

This rare triple-jurisdiction drawbridge passes through Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
38.7934, -77.0317
Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art.
39.2801, -76.6068
The Horse You Came In On Saloon.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Horse You Came In On Saloon

A 200-year-old bar with a cheeky name claims to have served Edgar Allan Poe his final drink.
39.2815, -76.5941
Wide enough for a couple of horses...  and maybe one car
New Portland, Maine

Wire Bridge

This Maine bridge may be the last wire-supported bridge of its type in the world.
44.9253, -70.0225
The wooden escalators at Macy's are almost 100 years old.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
40.7508, -73.9895
Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
39.9528, -75.1424
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Water Gardens

A modernist landscape of water and sci-fi concrete.
32.7477, -97.3266
The two Frost Bank logos make up the eyes of the "Owl Building."
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
30.2664, -97.7428
Austin, Texas

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

This failed condo development was reborn as a street art hub.
30.2765, -97.7531
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
30.2186, -97.7714
Moonlight tower at night
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
30.2717, -97.7452
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
River Country
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

River Country

Disney World's very first waterpark is now an abandoned ruin being reclaimed by the swamp.
28.4125, -81.5627
Spouting Horn Park
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This Hawaiian blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
21.8848, -159.4932
No less frightful for being fake.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
Carlsbad, California

The Flower Fields

Stripes of flowers bloom each spring in a 50 acre rainbow of color.
33.1247, -117.3176
Note the size of the person below
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Native Americans surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
37.6282, -79.5447
New River Gorge Bridge
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
38.0683, -81.0833
Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor
Bangor, Maine

Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor

This handsome giant is said to mark the birthplace of the mythical woodsman and even had a cameo in a Stephen King novel.
44.7879, -68.7783
The house with a hedge around it
Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's House

The eccentric mansion of one the most popular horror authors of modern times.
44.8023, -68.7850