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Halchita, Utah

Forrest Gump Point

The location where the iconic movie character declared it was time to go home.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
Marfa, Texas

Hotel Paisano

A little stop along the Texas highway where Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed while shooting the 1955 film "Giant."
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Ice Museum

Mind-blowing carvings and fantasy ice scenes grace the largest year-round ice environment in the world.
Namibia

Tropic of Capricorn Crossing

Road signs in Namibia mark the location of one of the five major circles of latitude.
Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River town with a history of racial violence is now eerie and mostly abandoned.
Bisbee, Arizona

Erie Street, Historic Lowell

A living snapshot of a different time in America is preserved and maintained by a community of volunteers.
Bishop, California

Erick Schat's Bakkerÿ

A charming desert roadside bakery that produces 10 times more bread daily than it has residents in its town.
Markaz Al Belina, Egypt

'Helicopter' Hieroglyphs

Some believe that this ancient mural depicts technology far ahead of its time, but in reality it's nothing quite out of place.
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of the Desert" is now a haunting ruin, and a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
Needles, California

Carty's Camp

An abandoned 1920s-era stretch of cabins now overshadowed by the 66 Motel.
White, Georgia

Old Car City

One of the world's largest automobile junkyards is a unique landscape of metal and moss.
Orrville, Alabama

Old Cahawba Archeological Park

This ghost town houses the remains of Alabama's old state capital.
Mexico City, Mexico

SCOP Center

Murals made with millions of colorful stones adorn the abandoned building.
Tonalea, Arizona

Cow Springs Trading Post

The graffiti-covered ruins of an abandoned trading post in the middle of Navajo Nation.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
Terlingua, Texas

Lajitas Ghost Town

Ghost town with a beer-drinking goat for mayor.
Inyo, California

Amargosa Opera House

Marta Becket's hand-painted theater in the desert.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historic Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay," this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
Namibia

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

The remains of diamond fever taken over by the desert.
Goldfield, Nevada

Goldfield Hotel

This once bustling boomtown hotel is now the hottest spot in Nevada for ghost hunters.
Fatehpur Sikri, India

Fatehpur Sikri

An imperial fortress city that incorporated cultural elements from the entire Mughal empire, only to be abandoned the year it was finished.
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.