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Places edited in Monticello, Florida
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Greenville, Florida

Ray Charles Statue

Georgia may have been on his mind, but this memorial in Florida shows that Greenville was really Ray Charles' childhood home.
Burlington, Vermont

Tallest Filing Cabinet on Earth

This 38-drawer structure claims the superlative title, but it isn't the world's only giant filing cabinet.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
Collinsville, Illinois

Illinois Woodhenge

Fresh wooden posts have been added to ancient holes to recreate a primitive henge clock.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
Monticello, Florida

Johnny Donutseed Statue

This 15-foot former Johnny Appleseed has given up his apples for donuts and coffee.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
Elberta, Alabama

Barber Marina

Come for the boats, stay to explore the intriguing assortment of art.
Elberta, Alabama

Bamahenge

Alabama has a fiberglass Stonehenge. With apologies to Spinal Tap, this one is full-size.
Pensacola, Florida

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

One of the best places in Florida to spot rare, carnivorous pitcher plants.
Tallahassee, Florida

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

This state park was once an important Native American cermonial center.
Tallahassee, Florida

Library Oak Tree Fort Sculpture

This creative sculpture was a way to "recycle" an old tree.
Tallahassee, Florida

Grave of Elizabeth Budd-Graham

This historic headstone is said to mark the final resting place of a doubly-dead white witch.
Tallahassee, Florida

Lichgate on High Road

This fairytale-inspired cottage was created by a university literature professor.
Tallahassee, Florida

The Phillips Mausoleum

This historic crypt was said to have been designed and built by the very person who is buried inside of it.
Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola Graffiti Bridge

A local landmark with generations of spraypainted messages, and more being added each day.