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Fruita, Colorado

'Mike the Headless Chicken' Sculpture

It would be easy to walk past this unusual piece of art and have no idea it pays tribute to the odd life of a real chicken.
Lakewood, Colorado

Casa Bonita

At this Denver landmark, the meals are compulsory, the sopapillas are complimentary, and the insanity is everywhere.
Jensen, Utah

Quarry Exhibit Hall

Inside this striking glass building, visitors can see thousands of dinosaur fossils in the positions that nature deposited them more than 150 million years ago.
Kearney, Nebraska

Archway

A museum chronicling pioneer life constructed over Interstate 80.
New York, New York

The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
Portland, Oregon

USS Blueback

The U.S. Navy's last diesel-electric submarine rests half-submerged in the middle of Portland.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Astoria, Oregon

Goonie Trails

The lush coastal city of Astoria is riddled with forgotten secret sidewalks.
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman-style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside.
Warrenton, Oregon

The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

100-year-old shipwreck you can walk up to at low tide.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Crescent Beach

This gorgeous beach hides behind two headlands in Oregon's Ecola State Park.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Nehalem, Oregon

Neahkahnie Mountain

Mountain known by the Tillamook Tribe as "the place of the supreme deity."
Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Twin Rocks

Two massive rock outcroppings on the Oregon coastline.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens.
Afton, Wyoming

World's Largest Elkhorn Arch

This town is home to the world’s largest arch constructed entirely of elk antlers.
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

The high point on the 16th president's eponymous roadway is marked by a massive version of his head.
Alcova, Wyoming

Devil’s Gate (Wyoming)

A devilishly named gorge that was a sign of salvation for many pioneers.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Sheepeater Cliff

Around half a million years ago, these magnificent columnar basalt cliffs were formed from cooling lava.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Wreck of the E.C. Waters

No Gordon Lightfoot song, only a barebones monument to greed.
Casper, Wyoming

Independence Rock

A popular rock that acted as a waymarker for American pioneers.