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Petros, Tennessee

Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

This former maximum-security prison is creepy, sobering, and supposedly haunted.
Memphis, Tennessee

Isaac Hayes' Gold-Plated Cadillac

The bad ass ride of a soul legend, housed in one of the world's few soul museums.
Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

The hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot now functions as a museum dedicated to his life's work.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Crystal Shrine Grotto

This head-spinningly bizarre Depression-era art cave is wall-to-wall quartz and Jesus.
Houston, Texas

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

A 90-year-old underground water reservoir offers a more industrial kind of tranquility.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

The USS Orleck

After serving in Vietnam, Korea, and even a stint in the Turkish navy, the unique ship is now open as a museum.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

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

Bayou St. John Confederate Submarine

A mysterious find dredged from Louisiana waters.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Old State Capitol

A 19th-century Gothic, castle-like statehouse by the Mississippi River.
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Fort Proctor

This abandoned Civil War fortress is slowly being swallowed by the waters of Lake Borgne.
Lithonia, Georgia

Arabia Mountain

Like Mars, but much closer.
Atlanta, Georgia

Margaret Mitchell House

The small first-floor apartment where the author wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Gone with the Wind.”
Thomasville, Georgia

The Big Oak

This historic oak tree has been around for over 300 years and might last for 300 more so long as it doesn't fall apart first.
Augusta, Georgia

Haunted Pillar

Death comes to anyone who dares to touch this concrete column.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Prison Farm

The beauty of urban decay, hiding some dark secrets.
Casper, Wyoming

Hell's Half Acre, Wyoming

Devilish landscape, once cinema home to giant alien bugs, now derelict roadside attraction.
Camden, Tennessee

Patsy Cline Crash Site Memorial

An engraved boulder marks the spot where Patsy Cline's life ended in a plane crash.
Evansville, Indiana

Roseanne's House

The home used in just a few seconds of film that came to define the setting of a hit sitcom.
Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River port town has transformed into an eerie, mostly abandoned ghost town.
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

This Spanish fort is made entirely of seashell and concrete.
Ormond Beach, Florida

Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins

The ruins of a once-thriving sugarcane plantation that was burned in the Second Seminole War.
Hohenwald, Tennessee

Meriwether Lewis Monument

This simple, broken column marks the final resting place of one of America's most famous explorers.
Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Observatory

This humble star-gazing center touts itself as the "Birthplace of American Astronomy."