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Douglas, Wyoming

Former World's Largest Jackalope

This Wyoming town is clearly fascinated with the mythical creature it invented.
Hernandez, New Mexico

Chicoma Mountain

The highest peak in the Jemez Mountains and the traditional center of the Pueblo world.
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

El Salto del Agua Waterfall

A waterfall and cave near Arroyo Seco that inspired the writings of D. H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, and Mabel Dodge Luhan.
Erie, Colorado

Wise Homestead Museum

This restored farmhouse is a time capsule of a 19th-century Colorado homestead.
Buford, Wyoming

Ames Brothers Pyramid

A monument to the egos of two railroad magnates that fell into decline along with their careers.
Rawlins, Wyoming

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

This prison-turned-museum is a remnant of the Old West's grizzly, violent past.
Rome, Italy

Sculpture of Giovanni Paolo II

A sculpture serving as an homage to Pope John Paul II.
Rome, Italy

Passticeria il Boccione

In Rome’s Jewish ghetto, a 200-year-old bakery still makes the neighborhood’s historic sweets.
Morelia, Mexico

Morelia Aqueduct Water Box

This feature of the city's aqueduct has achieved numismatic fame thanks to its appearance on Mexican banknotes.
Denver, Colorado

"The Yearling"

A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.
Denver, Colorado

National Ice Core Lab

Where scientists keep miles of very valuable ice from Antarctica and Greenland from melting.
Stanley, North Dakota

Whirla-Whip Ice Cream

The pharmacy's retro ice cream mixer is one of the last of its kind.
Ross, North Dakota

Oldest Mosque in the U.S.

The oldest still-existing mosque in the United States sits in a remote prairie in North Dakota.
Cartwright, North Dakota

The Fairview Lift Bridge

A railroad lift bridge that was only lifted once and became obsolete before construction was finished.
Arlee, Montana

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

This giant meditative chakra sits peacefully in the Flathead Valley of western Montana.
Missoula, Montana

A Carousel for Missoula

A classic carnival ride that was carved to be untouchable.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
West Glacier, Montana

Lake McDonald

Spectacular views await visitors to this lake.
Bigfork, Montana

Wreck of the Steamship Helena

A once celebrated industrial wonder now lurks in a quiet corner of Flathead Lake.
Vulcan County, Alberta

Iniskim Umaapi (Majorville Medicine Wheel)

This remote 4,500 year old medicine wheel is one of the last of its kind.
Orion, Alberta

Red Rock Coulee

Huge spherical rocks in the middle of the prairie.
Helena, Montana

Stonehouse in Reeder's Alley

One home in the historic strip hides secret compartments and the ghostly songs of long-gone canaries.
Helena, Montana

Guardian of the Gulch

The old fire tower is one of the last of its kind in the United States.
Butte, Montana

World Museum of Mining

A sprawling museum located on the former site of the Orphan Girl Mine.