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Socorro, New Mexico

Socorro Isopod

A warm desert spring holds one of the rarest species on earth.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
Silver City, New Mexico

Gila Cliff Dwellings

These ruins of a pre-Columbian cliff village are among the most beautiful and well preserved in New Mexico.
Lordsburg, New Mexico

Fraggle Rock

The outcropping is graffitied with the name of the beloved musical Muppet television series.
Chilliwack, British Columbia

Bridal Veil Falls

Cascading outward, this waterfall creates the appearance of a flowing veil.
San Francisco, California

The Old Ship Saloon

A Barbary Coast watering hole built into a Gold Rush shipwreck.
San Francisco, California

Hoppers Hands

At the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, a small sign basically begs for a high-five.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Ronda, Spain

Puente Nuevo

One of the most spectacular bridges in Spain spans a narrow chasm that divides the city of Ronda.
Inverness, California

KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station

An enchanting tunnel of cypress trees leads to an old morse code station still used today.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Boat

This abandoned boat was left in place thanks to its rotting beauty.
Olema, California

1906 Earthquake Fence

'Cause the fence start shaking, the earth was quaking.
Bolinas, California

Alamere Falls

This rare example of a "tidefall" is a spectacular drop from the cliffs down onto the beach.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971'

This enormous photomural pays homage to Vancouver's infamous history of public activism.
Joplin, Missouri

The Ozark Spooklight

A mysterious light of unknown origin on the backroads of Missouri.
Bayard, Nebraska

Chimney Rock

This erect, phallic geological spire wasn't always named so domestically.
Lincoln City, Indiana

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

The farm where one of America's greatest leaders was raised is now a well-appointed landmark.
Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

You thought Santa Claus didn't exist, but it turns out you were wrong.
Sulphur Springs, Arkansas

AR-MO-OK Tri-State Marker

Three markers installed over the course of 140 years mark the point where Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma converge.
Alma, Arkansas

Popeye Statue

Bronze statue marks the spinach capital of the world.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Chesterton, Indiana

City West Ghost Town

The site of a 19th century "dream city" that almost rivaled Chicago before being swallowed by the Indiana sand dunes.
Michigan City, Indiana

Mysterious Sinkholes of Mt. Baldy

A chilling disappearance (and rescue) of a child uncovers a geological mystery.
Chicago, Illinois

The Wieners Circle

A hot dog stand where the heads are just as hot as the dogs.