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Kane, Utah

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

This rugged area of red rocks and arches is often considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Minden, Nebraska

Harold Warp's Pioneer Village

This replica small town lets visitors take a stroll through the story of progress in the U.S. via thousands of Americana artifacts.
Lebanon, Kansas

Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States

Small plaque marks the spot, but the true center is located about half a mile away on a private pig farm.
Wichita, Kansas

Keeper of the Plains

The grandson of a Kiowa chief created what has become the iconic symbol of a city on the Plains.
Hutchinson, Kansas

Strataca, The Kansas Underground Salt Museum

Home to Hollywood history and a very special salt crystal.
West Mineral, Kansas

Big Brutus

The Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric shovel, or "Big Brutus," the largest existing electric shovel in the world.
Louisville, Kentucky

The Witches' Tree

Locals place their offerings on this nightmarish gnarled tree so the witches won't summon another storm.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

The world's longest known cave system.
Munfordville, Kentucky

Kentucky's Stonehenge

A local scoured more than 1,000 acres for stone to create his masterpiece.
Louisville, Kentucky

Golden Statue of David

The Midwestern United States' tribute to Michelangelo is a foam statue sprayed with gaudy gold paint.
Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
Chamberlain, South Dakota

Dignity of Earth and Sky

A striking sculpture built to honor the women of the Lakota and Dakota Nations.
Philip, South Dakota

Giant Prairie Dog

A six-ton, 12-foot-tall concrete prairie dog is touted as the largest in the world.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Douglas, Wyoming

Former World's Largest Jackalope

This Wyoming town is clearly fascinated with the mythical creature it invented.
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
Cameron, Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks.
Boise, Idaho

The Basque Block

A small section of Boise, Idaho maintains the unique culture and traditions of the Basque people.
Butte, Montana

World Museum of Mining

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

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
Arlee, Montana

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

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

Lake McDonald

Spectacular views await visitors to this lake.