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Mexican Hat, Utah

Mexican Hat

This balancing rock is one of Utah's most unusual geological formations.
San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico

House at Otowi Bridge

This old ruin once served as a post office, a train station, a restaurant, and a bridge to the Atomic Age.
Houck, Arizona

Fort Courage

This abandoned bootleg attraction was built to cash in on the popularity of classic TV show, F Troop.
Needles, California

Carty's Camp

An abandoned 1920s-era stretch of cabins now overshadowed by the 66 Motel.
Winslow, Arizona

9-11 Remembrance Garden

This memorial includes fragments from one of the greatest tragedies in United States history.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ethyl the Whale

Life-sized sculpture of a blue whale made of hand-recycled plastic trash.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

This high desert botanical garden is a unique display of New Mexico’s ecology and culture.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

De Vargas Street House

This southwest-styled home in Santa Fe claims to be the oldest house in America thanks to an ancient bit of foundation.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Conquistadora, Our Lady of Conquering Love

A small side chapel in Santa Fe's basilica is home to the oldest statute of the Virgin Mary in North America.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Spitz Clock

This giant pocket watch is the third iteration of a local landmark that has been standing just off the Santa Fe Plaza for over 100 years.
Watrous, New Mexico

Fort Union National Monument

The ruins of this abandoned fort now stand as a picturesque reminder of America's march West.
Pecos, New Mexico

Pecos National Historical Park

Despite time, colonization, and the brutal New Mexican heat, these Pueblo ruins still stand.
Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Jemez Springs Soda Dam

The 7,000-year-old calcium carbonate formation creates a magnificent natural bridge.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Fuller Lodge Art Center

Once a dining hall for boarding school students, this lodge was a popular haunt for nuclear physicists working on the Manhattan Project.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bradbury Science Museum

This museum started as a collection of Manhattan Projects and continues to add exhibits as they are declassified.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Main Gate Park

This building is a recreation of the gatehouse that separated Los Alamos from the outside world during the era of the Manhattan Project.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Camel Rock

A natural formation that resembles a camel resting in the New Mexico desert.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

The official atomic museum of the United States explores the explosive and productive history of a much maligned energy source.
Grants, New Mexico

Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano

A frozen oasis lies beneath the scorching New Mexico desert.
Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument

The hallowed remains of a 900-year old Ancestral Pueblo great house.
Nageezi, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
Fort Mohave, Arizona

Fort Mojave Twins

Two geoglyphs that are truly unique to North America.