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Friday Harbor, Washington

Whale Museum

Orcas on display and in the water.
Elma, Washington

Satsop Nuclear Power Plant

From overly ambitious (and eventually abandoned) atomic dream to bustling office park.
Long Beach, Washington

Marsh's Free Museum

Home of Jake the Alligator Man, the mummified remains of a cigar smoking, cross-dressing celebrity of the Northwestern coast.
Willow Springs, Illinois

Red Gate Woods

The final resting place of the world's first nuclear reactor.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

These faux-cliff dwellings allow visitors to climb around on a replica archaeological site.
Aspen, Colorado

Magic Mushroom House

An architect in Aspen used psychedelics as his muse while building this mushroom masterpiece.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Rainbow Falls

Hidden beneath a bridge, this waterfall is known for the large amounts of graffiti painted on its base.
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
Florence, Colorado

Desert Reef Hot Springs

This naturally-sourced hot spring is now home to a clothing-optional resort.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake

Crystal clear lake with a shoreline of travertine located in a Colorado canyon.
Douglas, Wyoming

Former World's Largest Jackalope

This Wyoming town is clearly fascinated with the mythical creature it invented.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Lone Star Geyser

This Yellowstone geyser may not shoot as high as the nearby Old Faithful, but it erupts for considerably longer.
Green River, Wyoming

Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport

This UFO landing strip was created by a charitable Wyoming city that was worried about residents of Jupiter.
Buford, Wyoming

Buford, Wyoming: Population 1

The smallest town in the United States.
Medicine Bow, Wyoming

Fossil Bone Cabin

A century-old cabin off of Highway 30 touts an unusual construction material: dinosaur bones.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Isa Lake

The only natural lake in the world that drains into both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn

An architect's childhood fantasy treehouse made real.
Kaycee, Wyoming

Hole-in-the Wall Outlaw Hideout

The remote outlaw hideout of Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Lovell, Wyoming

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

American Indian circle of stones used to predict astronomical events.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
Cody, Wyoming

Smith Mansion

One man's ambition created this psychedelic log home.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.