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New Orleans, Louisiana

Scallop Shell Pulpit

The oldest operational cathedral in the U.S. has one shell of a way of projecting speakers' voices.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

The fountain marks the area where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
Vantage, Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

An exercise in patience and imagination, where Mother Earth turned common stuff into precious hidden treasures.
Cody, Wyoming

Smith Mansion

One man's ambition created this psychedelic log home.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Old State Capitol

A 19th-century Gothic, castle-like statehouse by the Mississippi River.
New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis Cathedral

This cathedral dedicated to Louis IX, sainted King of France, holds many secrets.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

The fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Moab, Utah

Gemini Bridges

It's safe—and permitted—to walk across these twin natural sandstone arches.
Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Presley Birthplace

This two-room shotgun shack in Tupelo is the birthplace of a King.
St. Joseph, Minnesota

Saint John's Abbey Church

A jaw-dropping brutalist space church seems to have crash-landed in the middle of America.
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Native Americans surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
Bedford, Virginia

National D-Day Memorial

This monument is dedicated to those lost on June 6, 1944, in the town with that day’s highest per-capita casualty rate.
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate's Secret Passages

The enormous 250-room Vanderbilt mansion conceals hidden doors and secret passageways.
Springdale, Utah

The Narrows

The hike through a narrow river flanked by the 2,000-foot-tall walls of Zion Canyon is one of the best in the world.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Hurricane, Utah

Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel

A tunnel with windows, so you don't miss out on the impressive views.
Lincoln, New Mexico

Lincoln County Courthouse

The site of Billy the Kid’s most famous escape and the end to the Lincoln County War.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Girard Wing

A sprawling collection of over 106,000 toys from around the world.
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

A multi-storied adobe complex has been inhabited for more than a thousand years.
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

The second-largest cave chamber in the world was discovered in 1898 by a 16-year-old and a friend known as "Pothead."
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plimoth Patuxet

Since 1947, this living history museum has been providing an immersive look at life in Plymouth Colony.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.