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Fort Collins, Colorado

The Old Main Bell

After being lost for nearly a century, this historic bell finally returned home after its mysterious theft.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

Utah is home to the fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Moab, Utah

Upheaval Dome

This raised bulls-eye visible from space was the subject of an intense geologic controversy.
Moab, Utah

Potash Evaporation Ponds

Few things look more out of place than the electric blue ponds in the reddish-brown desert of Utah.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
Torrey, Utah

Factory Butte

A striking, menacing sandstone peak towering above a landscape that's equal parts Mordor and the Moon.
Panguitch, Utah

The Cassidy Trail

Local lore holds that Butch Cassidy took an escape route through Red Canyon's sandstone hoodoos after an attempted murder.
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
Rockville, Utah

Grafton Ghost Town

Settled by Mormons in 1859, this abandoned frontier town appears in several films including "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
Parowan, Utah

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

Hundreds of drawings left by the land's previous inhabitants remain mysterious.
Fillmore, Utah

Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum

The only completed wing of Utah's first capitol is filled with artifacts and odd stories about its past.
Philip, South Dakota

Minuteman Missile Visitor Center

Dedicated to the history of the 1,000 nuclear missiles that once covered the Great Plains.
Columbia, Missouri

University of Missouri Columns

The iconic remains of the original Academic Hall that burned down in 1892.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Church of Our Saviour

Climb to the top of its spiral spire for spectacular views of Copenhagen.
Hillerød, Denmark

Frederiksborg Castle

This striking royal residence is the largest Renaissance-style castle in Scandinavia.
Prague, Czechia

'Il Commendatore' ('Cloak of Conscience')

This spooky statue sits outside a famous Prague theater.
Kuşadası, Turkey

Kuşadası

A charming beach town in Turkey captures all the colors of the rainbow.
Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida Bat Houses

The world's largest occupied bat houses hold hundreds of thousands of flying mammals.
Carrollton, Texas

Russian Banya Family Spa and Café

Hidden within a spa in a Texas strip mall is a restaurant specializing in Eastern European foods.
Ica, Peru

Huacachina

An unexpected desert oasis in South America.
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines

Giant ancient line art drawn in the Peruvian desert so large that it can only be fully seen from the sky.
Nazca, Peru

Nazca Lines Observation Tower

This metal tower in the desert provides views of a handful of Nazca geoglyphs.