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Monroeville, Pennsylvania

The Living Dead Museum

This little museum in the town where zombies were born celebrates the living dead.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

George A. Romero Bust

An ode to filmmaker George A. Romero, who used the mall to film an iconic horror movie.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Monroeville Mall

The Pennsylvania shopping center was once the setting for the 1978 film, "Dawn of the Dead."
Hopewell, Virginia

Grant's Headquarters at City Point

For nearly a year, General Ulysses S. Grant was based here during the American Civil War.
Lexington, Virginia

The Coffee Pot

The oddly shaped, steam-spewing building is now an art studio and gallery.
Savannah, Georgia

Rousakis Plaza Echo Square

"X" marks the spot of an echo chamber in the middle of a plaza.
Yorktown, Virginia

French Cemetery

Mass grave of 50 unidentified French Soldiers who died at the Siege of Yorktown, 1781, that gave victory to the American Revolution.
Norfolk, Virginia

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

An 83-foot tall granite obelisk honors the legacy of Dr. King in the heart of Norfolk's Black community.
Suffolk, Virginia

Great Dismal Swamp

An out-of-the-way wildlife haven with a rich and storied past of harboring thousands of fugitive slaves, or "Maroons" during the mid 1800s.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Water Gardens

A modernist landscape of water and sci-fi concrete.
Clermont, Florida

The Citrus Tower

An icon among Florida's pre-Disney tourist attractions, just west of Orlando.
Orlando, Florida

World's Largest Entertainment McDonald's

Opened in 1976, this monster-sized version of the fast-food franchise is sometimes called the Epic McD.
Orlando, Florida

Progress City Model

A glimpse at Walt Disney's vision for a "community of tomorrow," in miniature.
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
Charles City, Virginia

John Tyler's Pet Cemetery

John Tyler never got to be buried at his beloved home, but every pet his family owned since has been.
Charles City, Virginia

Berkeley Plantation

This estate on the banks of the James River was home to a Founding Father, two presidents, a famous bugle melody, and what some say was the actual first Thanksgiving.
Williamsburg, Virginia

President Heads

Giant busts of 42 U.S. presidents are sitting in a field in Virginia.
Newport News, Virginia

Army Transportation Museum Foundation

A collection of vehicles across American military history.
Newport News, Virginia

Nike Missile Control Site N-85

This former POW camp was transformed into a Cold War missile installation.
Surry, Virginia

Bacon’s Castle

Rowdy rebels fortified this home during the first popular uprising in United States history.
Miami, Florida

ValuJet Flight 592 Memorial

In memory of the 110 victims of ValuJet Flight 592 that crashed in the Everglades.
Mars, Pennsylvania

Mars Flying Saucer

Could it have picked a better place to land?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Paramount Film Exchange

Once used to screen films for theater owners to rent, this historic building is now a start up hub.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

West End Overlook

The only way to see Pittsburgh is from the top of this lookout point, just like the ancient members of the native peoples did.