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Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
Nara, Japan

Buddha's Nostril

Devoted Buddhists can earn enlightenment in the next life by crawling through this symbolic nostril.
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
Kobe, Japan

Kitano-chō

Japan's largest collection of Western-style mansions in the port city of Kobe includes a recreation of Sherlock Holmes' 221B Baker Street quarters.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
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.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Rio Vista, California

Foster's Big Horn

Over 300 taxidermied animals in a Californian restaurant make for a taxidermist's dream and an animal lover's nightmare.
Benicia, California

Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet

The rusting remains of the largest assembled WWII fleet on the West Coast.
Napa, California

Monticello Dam Morning Glory Spillway

The largest drain hole in the world.
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

See massive fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
Winslow, Arizona

Jack Rabbit Trading Post

This Route 66 classic sports a giant fiberglass rabbit that you can ride.
Jerome, Arizona

Gold King Mine Ghost Town

Once the product of an inexplicable gold strike, this ghost town is now home to one man and his love of classic machines.
Jerome, Arizona

Jerome's Sliding Jail

A Wild West jailhouse that slid down the mountainside.
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

La Equis (The X)

A giant "X" symbolizes the blood spilled from the brutal Juarez drug wars.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Marfa, Texas

Chinati Foundation

Minimalist modern art on a repurposed military base in rural Texas.
Marfa, Texas

Marfa Lights

Mysterious glowing orbs float through the desert night.
San Antonio, Texas

Chris Park

A mother's mourning for her lost son is remembered in this small park embedded with his memory.
San Antonio, Texas

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

A 131-year-old wunderkammer of Texan history.
San Antonio, Texas

Magic Lantern Castle Museum

The only museum dedicated to the history of the "Magic Lantern," a medieval slide projector.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.