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Holbrook, Arizona

The Wigwam Village #6

A motel dedicated to Southwestern nostalgia.
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

See massive fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

Banff Wildlife Crossings

Though many were skeptical at first, these animal-specific routes across the Trans-Canada Highway have been a major conservation success.
Sponsored by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Banff, Alberta

Grizzly House

Try the alligator at this fondue spot, which has been catering to "lovers and hedonists" since 1967.
Sponsored by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
Marble Canyon, Arizona

Navajo Bridge

When it was built in 1929, this historic bridge was the only place to cross the Colorado River for 600 miles.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Cologne, Germany

St. Petersglocke

The largest bell in the world has been swinging high above a Cologne cathedral for almost a century.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Center of the Universe

An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Tonopah, Nevada

The Mizpah Hotel

In the middle of a remote desert town is a surprisingly opulent hotel said to be haunted by the many guests who met their untimely end there.
Tonopah, Nevada

Tonopah Mining Park

An errant donkey ushered in a new era of mining in Nevada.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
Los Angeles, California

Jim Morrison Mural

Legendary frontman of the Doors looms in this giant mural by famed Venice muralist, Rip Cronk.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Los Angeles, California

Binoculars Building

In a city filled with Frank Gehry buildings, one stands out as one of the architect's weirder works.
Los Angeles, California

Traffic Circle Gondola

A lonely Gondola stuck on a traffic circle sits in a spot where it once would have floated down the Grand Canal.
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
Whittier, Alaska

Portage Ghost Town

The ruins of a town wiped out by the second-largest earthquake in recorded history.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant Ants

Ant sculptures march up the side of what used to be an iconic spot in punk rock lore.
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of U.S. high points towers over every other peak on the continent.
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.