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Boston, Massachusetts

Creek Square

This historic patch of real estate offers a glimpse of colonial Boston.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach

A beach made of semi-precious green sand on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
Clark County, Nevada

Double Negative

This massive geographical sculpture is so subtle, it's possible to pass by it without noticing.
Clark County, Nevada

Gold Butte National Monument

Nearly 300,000 acres of wildlife, natural splendor, and a hidden ghost town have been designated a national monument.
Towaoc, Colorado

Ute Mountain Tribal Park

Ute tour guides have been sharing the ancient dwellings and rock art inside this large park with visitors for more than 40 years.
Sponsored by Visit Colorado
Florissant, Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
Cape Town, South Africa

Foreshore Freeway Bridge

Despite many attempts to finish this bridge, it has been abandoned since the 1970s.
Nye County, Nevada

Sedan Crater

The largest man-made crater in the U.S. marks the spot where we once tested mining with nukes.
Nye County, Nevada

Atomic Survival Town

A picture-perfect town, perfect for blowing up.
Tonopah, Nevada

Lunar Crater

This massive crater in the middle of nowhere was used to train astronauts for moon landings.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
Nye, Nevada

Yucca Mountain Repository

Potential high level nuclear waste storage site for the next 10,000 years and beyond.
Monticello, Utah

Newspaper Rock

One of the world’s largest collections of petroglyphs records 2,000 years of human activity.
San Juan County, Utah

House on Fire Ruin

An Ancestral Puebloan ruin that appears to burst into flames in the sunlight.
Halchita, Utah

Forrest Gump Point

The location where the iconic movie character declared it was time to go home.
Durango, Colorado

Strater Hotel

A hotel with a rich Wild West history of miners and bootleggers.
Utuado, Puerto Rico

Tanamá River

Drift through underground caves on a tube.
Denver, Colorado

Big Blue Bear

Overlooking the Colorado Convention Center is this giant sculpture made from thousands of triangles.
Long Beach, California

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
Tonopah, Nevada

Old Tonopah Cemetery

There's nothing creepier than a cemetery next to a clown motel.
Tonopah, Nevada

The Mizpah Hotel

In the middle of a remote desert town is a surprisingly opulent hotel said to be haunted by the many guests who met their untimely ends there.
Castle Valley, Utah

Fisher Towers

These tall, red sandstone pinnacles outside Moab are often forgotten amid their more famous neighbors.
Paterson, New Jersey

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

In the power of this waterfall, Alexander Hamilton saw the potential for industry.
Port Jervis, New York

The Hawks Nest

A winding, cliffside stretch of road overlooking the Delaware River.