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Monticello, Florida

Johnny Donutseed Statue

This 15-foot former Johnny Appleseed has given up his apples for donuts and coffee.
Chattahoochee, Florida

Big Bend Jai Alai Fronton

This Florida arena, once host to "the fastest game in the world," has sat empty for 25 years.
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Britton Hill

The highest point in Florida is still the lowest high point in the country.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Fisherman's Castle on the Irish Bayou

This strange, small castle on the bayou has withstood the test of time and weather.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Abandoned Jazzland

A theme park that suffered massive flooding during Katrina was abandoned, and now proves irresistible to trespassing explorers.
Avery Island, Louisiana

Tabasco Museum and Factory

For 150 years one family has been producing the iconic hot sauce on a bayou island made of salt.
New Iberia, Louisiana

Jungle Gardens

A swamp and garden tour featuring local wildlife and exotic botanical specimens from around the world.
Katy, Texas

World’s Longest Car Wash

255 feet of suds, scrubbers, and blow dryers.
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
San Antonio, Texas

Hot Wells Hotel and Spa

Ruins of a once-opulent grand Victorian resort.
Junction, Texas

Deer Horn Tree

A curious cone-shaped structure made of wire and covered with antlers.
Fort Stockton, Texas

Paisano Pete

The second largest roadrunner in the world stands 11 feet tall in his West Texas town.
Marfa, Texas

Building 98

A World War II officers' club features Old West murals painted by German POWs.
Marfa, Texas

Marfa Lights

Mysterious glowing orbs float through the desert night.
Marfa, Texas

Hotel Paisano

A little stop along the Texas highway where Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed while shooting the 1955 film "Giant."
Marfa, Texas

Wrong Store

This quirky outpost and gallery inside a former church is an unexpected trove of handcrafted art.
Marfa, Texas

Faith Alive Cowboy Church Radio Station

Not everything is bigger in Texas.
Marfa, Texas

Stardust Motel Sign

This old abandoned sign flickers to announce a motel that isn't even there.
Marfa, Texas

Chinati Foundation

Minimalist modern art on a repurposed military base in rural Texas.
Marfa, Texas

The Sentinel

With print dying, this local paper keeps the lights on by doubling as a stunning cafe and cocktail bar.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
El Paso, Texas

John Wesley Hardin's Grave

A prison-like structure guards the remains of a notorious Old West outlaw.
Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

La Equis (The X)

A giant "X" symbolizes the blood spilled from the brutal Juárez drug wars.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Chile Pepper Institute

At this research institute, the chile is king.