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Mineral Wells, Texas

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

This former Texas landfill is flush with 300 million-year-old fossils, all fit for the taking.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Arlington Hotel

This historic hotel at the head of Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park has storied history of gangsters and baseball greats.
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Mauney House and Mine

The remains of the first public diamond mine in Arkansas.
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

The only diamond mine in the world where you can keep what you find.
Hugo, Oklahoma

Showmen's Rest

Circus cemetery for all the “showmen under God’s big top.”
Pomona, California

The Southern California Medical Museum

A small medical museum with a recreated doctor's office.
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
San Francisco, California

Institute of Illegal Images

Museum befitting the city responsible for supplying the majority of the world's LSD.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Denton, Texas

Goatman's Bridge

A registered historic landmark shrouded in unsettling local legends.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument

A small metropolis of Pueblo cave dwellings have been carved right into the hillside of this national monument.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site

These Pre-Columbian petroglyphs contain representations of birds, deer, hunters, and even some early Native flute players.
Fremont, Michigan

National Baby Food Festival

Week-long festival in the baby food capital of the world.
Charlevoix, Michigan

Former World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan

There's more contention than one might expect from cherry pie pans.
Magdalena, New Mexico

Gila Cliff Dwellings

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

Glenrio Ghost Town

The old Route 66 town straddling Texas and New Mexico died along with the Main Street of America.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Lubbock, Texas

American Wind Power Center

This Texas windmill field celebrates the power and majesty of the very winds that blow.
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
Houston, Texas

National Museum of Funeral History

Fantastic collection celebrating the final send-off.
Austin, Texas

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

This failed condo development was reborn as a street art hub.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
San Francisco, California

Cayuga Park

Amazing meticulous gardens of personal wood carvings, Hydrangea, Canna, and many other flowers.