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Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Amargosa Valley, Nevada

Alien Cathouse and Area 51 Gift Shop

A legal Nevada brothel that specializes in extraterrestrial fantasies.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

High Roller

One of the world's tallest Ferris wheels takes visitors high above Las Vegas in a spinning party room.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
Boulder City, Nevada

Black Canyon National Water Trail

See Hoover Dam and the bypass bridge from a perspective usually off-limits to the public, and float the upper part of the Black Canyon National Water Trail.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Powell Memorial

A monument to the one-armed geologist who led the first documented expeditions through the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Shrine of the Ages

This small interfaith chapel lies not far from the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house European sovereigns.
Mexico City, Mexico

Emo War of Metro Insurgentes

In 2008, this Mexico City metro station was the site of an hours-long fight between emo, punk, and goth groups.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mariposario Chapultepec (Chapultepec Butterfly Garden)

You can release a young butterfly at this beautiful indoor garden.
Mexico City, Mexico

Metro Auditorio

This Mexico City subway station will make you feel like you've been transported to the London Underground.
Mexico City, Mexico

Disk of Death

This strange sculpture of a menacing skull surrounded by sun rays was discovered at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mosaic Votive Skull

The turquoise-studded skull of a long-dead Aztec man sits within Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monolith of Tlaloc

This colossal ancient sculpture of the monstrous Aztec rain god has a literally stormy history.
Mexico City, Mexico

Xochipilli

The most complete statue of this Aztec god sits a top a throne carved with images of hallucinogenic plants.
Mexico City, Mexico

Ocelotl Cuauhxicalli

This colossal ancient jaguar sculpture was used as a vessel for the hearts torn from sacrificial victims.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mask of the Bat God

This ancient jade mask depicting the Zapotec bat god was found in the ruins of the pyramids of Monte Alban.
Mexico City, Mexico

Death Mask of Pakal the Great

The striking jade death mask of an ancient Maya king is displayed in a replica tomb in Mexico City.
Mexico City, Mexico

National Museum of Anthropology Murals

The unique collection often goes unnoticed by visitors focused only on the archaeological objects.
Mexico City, Mexico

'Las Razas y La Cultura' Mural

This stunning and ethereal mural symbolizes the beauty, unity, and diversity of humankind.
Mexico City, Mexico

Moctezuma's Treasure

It's believed this golden brick is part of the legendary lost Aztec treasure.
Mexico City, Mexico

Palace of the Inquisition

This foreboding building was the headquarters of the terrifying Spanish Inquisition in Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de la Medicina Mexicana

A scientific repository of goiters, boils and other ailments throughout Mexican history.