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Zavalla, Texas

Aldridge Sawmill

The 19th-century ruins hide deep in an overgrown forest.
Zavalla, Texas

Sturrock Cemetery

A 19th century family buried their dead among the pines, beneath gravestones styled after ancient Scottish cairns.
Nacogdoches, Texas

Old Stone Fort

Witness to many historic moments in early Texas history.
Linden, Texas

Regulator-Moderator War Centennial Marker

This once lawless patch of land was home to an infamous and deadly land feud.
Orange, Texas

Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Nestled in the heart of a Texas town is a dreamy secret garden dating back to the 1940s.
Port Arthur, Texas

Museum of the Gulf Coast

Hidden within a Gulf Coast port city is a wonderfully eclectic museum whose beginnings were housed in a bank window.
Bellville, Texas

Newman's Castle

A medieval castle in the middle of rural Texas.
Jefferson, Texas

Union Missionary Baptist Church

This historic Civil War church has survived over a century of racial turmoil but still stands as a reminder of the town's roots.
Karnack, Texas

Caddo Lake

Foragers once flocked to this big beautiful bayou to hunt for pearls.
Hugo, Oklahoma

Showmen's Rest

Circus cemetery for all the “showmen under God’s big top.”
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Amarillo, Texas

The Second Amendment Cowboy

This constitutionally sound Muffler Man harkens back to the days these attractions were a must-see.
Amarillo, Texas

Combine City

These half-buried combine harvesters just off Route 66 are an homage to the Cadillac Ranch.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
Bushland, Texas

Floating Mesa

The top of a giant mesa, just outside of Amarillo, appears to float in the sky above.
Amarillo, Texas

Helium Time Columns Monument

A time-capsule monument reminding future generations of the importance of efficient and effective use of natural resources.
Neece, Texas

Cast Away Crossroads

It's where the final scene of the beloved Tom Hanks movie was filmed.
Wheeler, Texas

The Wheeler Historical Museum

A local museum honors Wheeler native Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon.
Shamrock, Texas

U-Drop Inn

Once in disrepair, this popular Texas stop along iconic Route 66 has been restored to its past glory.
McLean, Texas

Devil's Rope Museum

The folks at the Devil's Rope Museum want you to get hooked on barbed wire history.
Panhandle, Texas

Pantex Plant

The only nuclear weapon assembly and disassembly plant in the U.S.
Panhandle, Texas

VW Slug Bug Ranch

Small car graveyard sits in the shadow of the famous Cadillac Ranch.
San Jon, New Mexico

Glenrio Ghost Town

The old Route 66 town straddling Texas and New Mexico died along with the Main Street of America.