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Flagstaff, Arizona

Cinder Lake Crater Field

NASA used this site to fake the moon landing before actually sending people to the moon.
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico

Puente la Bellaca (La Bellaca Bridge)

This former railroad bridge was named after the great river that once flowed below it.
Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

Casa Pueblo

This community-driven organization uses education and eco-friendly technology to protect the environment.
Puerto Rico

Palacete los Moreau

This 20th-century mansion plays a key role in one of Puerto Rico's greatest novels.
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Caparra Archaeological Site

The ruins of the first Spanish settlement in Puerto Rico.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Garita del Diablo

Legend tells how a Spanish soldier disappeared from this isolated sentry box without a trace.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan Cemetery

This bleach-white graveyard overlooking the ocean is accessed through a tunnel.
Quebrada, Puerto Rico

Cueva Clara

An enchanting natural wonder in Puerto Rico's Camuy River Park.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Casa Estrecha (The Narrow House)

This tiny home was originally a narrow alleyway.
Aguadilla Pueblo, Puerto Rico

Punta Borinquen Lighthouse Ruins

Years of neglect and nature took a toll on this 19th-century lighthouse.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-foot-diameter hole is touted as "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
Isabela, Puerto Rico

Tunel de Guajataca

This former sugarcane transport tunnel is now a portal to a lovely beach.
Jayuya, Puerto Rico

El Cemi Museum

This niche museum devoted to ancient religious artifacts is shaped like the very thing it displays.
Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Cerro de Punta

The highest peak in Puerto Rico is home to a rare fern that can only be found on six trees at its summit.
Cataño, Puerto Rico

Casa Bacardí

The bat-covered home of one of the world's most popular brands of rum is located on a tropical Art Deco campus.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud (Chapel of the Holy Christ of Health)

This chapel on a cliff is renowned for its healing powers and was founded on the site of a supposed divine intervention.
Culebra, Puerto Rico

The Tanks of Flamenco Beach

Rusting, graffiti-covered tanks litter the beach of this island once used by the U.S. military for target practice.
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay

The world's brightest bioluminescent bay.
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques Military Bunkers

On a small Puerto Rican island, banks of secret naval bunkers lie abandoned and filled with piles of office equipment.
Herriman, Utah

Kennecott Utah Copper-Bingham Canyon Mine

Largest man-made excavation on earth!
Humacao, Puerto Rico

Monkey Island

This small primate research island is teeming with playing, fighting wild monkeys.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Arecibo Observatory

The world's second largest single-dish radio telescope, once used to contact E.T.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Cueva Ventana

This limestone cave offers an incredible view of the Río Grande de Arecibo valley.