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Magnolia, Mississippi

Lynyrd Skynyrd Monument

A seven-ton black granite monument dedicated to the memory of those who died and those who lived through the 1977 crash of the popular Southern rock band.
Sandy Hook, Mississippi

Smitty's Super Service Station

One of the few existing, fully functional Showbiz Pizza animatronic shows.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Old State Capitol

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

Kentwood Historical and Cultural Arts Museum

A small town museum honors local WWII veterans and the queen of pop who put it on the map.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

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

Rice Family Mausoleum

Anne Rice, one of the most influential writers in gothic literature, is buried alongside her husband in a New Orleans cemetery.
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

Buckner Mansion

This Garden District mansion was built to be bigger and grander than its original owner's former partner turned rival.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Museum of the American Cocktail

If New Orleans is the birthplace of the "cocktail," why does their own museum of cocktail memorabilia beg to differ?
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

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

Café Lafitte in Exile

One of the oldest continuously-operated gay bars in the United States is allegedly haunted by Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams.
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the city's fascinating voodoo culture.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dark Matter Oddities & Artisan Collective

This macabre shop, filled with art, oddities, and taxidermy is hidden in the heart of the French Quarter.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Séance Room at Muriel's Jackson Square

The restaurant keeps a hidden séance room on the second floor and reserves a table for the spirit of the former owner each night.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Antoine’s Restaurant

The oldest family-run restaurant in the United States is a living museum of New Orleans dining history.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Bevolo Gas & Electric Light Museum

This quaint museum in a long-running workshop is dedicated to a fixture in New Orleans lighting.
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

Carousel Bar

The only rotating bar in New Orleans has been slowly spinning since 1949.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Sazerac Bar

This bar named after the world's first mixed cocktail was home to one of New Orleans' most notorious politicians.
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Heritage USA

A Christian-themed amusement park and complex rocked by scandals.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Portland, Maine

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Its unique collection details the history of the state's svelte railroads.