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Solvang, California

Rundetaarn Replica

In the "Danish Capital of America," a replica of one of Copenhagen's most iconic buildings.
Midway, Utah

Homestead Crater

This geothermal hot spring hides beneath a slowly growing mineral dome.
Carpinteria, California

Carpinteria Tar Pits

Inky sludge oozes to the surface of this beach thanks to a rare natural tar seep.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in legends.
Santa Maria, California

Betteravia Sugar Plant

Factory that once supported an entire company town of 350.
Bend, Oregon

Lava River Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.
Sandy, Utah

Snowbird's Peruvian Tunnel

The only ski tunnel in North America provides easy access to amazing snow and beautiful views.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

The Haserot Angel

The angel of death appears to weep black tears at this grave marker.
La Pine, Oregon

Lava Cast Forest

A rugged lava field dotted with molds of the ancient pines that were growing when the volcano erupted.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A "gravitational anomaly" located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.
Los Gatos, California

Mt. Umunhum Cube

An ominous concrete cube cuts a dystopian silhouette atop this California mountain.
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Eternal Spring Shrine

A waterfall runs right through the middle of this Taiwanese shrine to the hundreds of workers killed while building a nearby highway.
Xiulin Township, Taiwan

Taroko Gorge

An extraordinary natural landscape of mountains, waterfalls, and rocky cliffs riddled with tunnels.
Solvang, California

OstrichLand USA

Get up close to emus and ostriches, or buy their tasty meat.
San Simeon, California

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

This stretch of beach along California's central coast is a busy highway for the largest seal in the northern hemisphere.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
Baywood-Los Osos, California

El Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area

Home to a forest of whimsical pygmy Coast live oak.
San Luis Obispo, California

Poly Canyon - Experimental Structures Lab

A deserted hodgepodge of experimental structures designed by nearby university students.
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
Guadalupe, California

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes

Coastal dunes, site of buried Egyptian movie set and former utopian colony.
Santa Margarita, California

Rinconada Mercury Mine

Machinery left over from California's once thriving mercury industry now attracts artists and explorers.