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Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
Tucson, Arizona

Lisa Frank Factory

The fading, forgotten remains of a once bright and booming factory.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'Bliss Dance'

An enormous illuminated figure dances on the Las Vegas strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Afton, Wyoming

World's Largest Elkhorn Arch

This town is home to the world’s largest arch constructed entirely of elk antlers.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

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

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When ecosystems collide in the arid Southwest.
Dolores, Colorado

Canyons of the Ancients

A breathtaking array of ancient Pueblo structures and artifacts counterintuitively preserved by neglect.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Payson, Utah

Devil's Kitchen

A dazzling display of red rocks weathered into spires and hoodoos.
Elberta, Utah

Paul Bunyan's Woodpile

This lava formation earned its whimsical name from the log-like formation of it stones.
Fillmore, Utah

Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum

The only completed wing of Utah's first capitol is filled with artifacts and odd stories about its past.
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Drummond, Montana

Garnet, Montana

This amazingly preserved Gold Rush town is a historian's dream.
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons.
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Sewer System

Vienna's underworld of tunnels and subterranean rivers made an iconic appearance in a 1949 Orson Welles film.
Vienna, Austria

Kunstkammer Wien

The Habsburgs' royal collections of art and wonders.
Vienna, Austria

Wolf and Cow Playing Backgammon Mural

A silly medieval mural preserved on the side of a Viennese house.
Corinne, Utah

The Spiral Jetty

An earthwork sculpture built by Robert Smithson in the Great Salt Lake only reemerges during drought.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980s.
Bielefeld, Germany

Bielefeld Conspiracy

According to a satirical conspiracy theory that persists today, this German city of 300,000 is a hoax invented by the CIA.
Pontiac, Michigan

Pontiac Silverdome

What was once the largest NFL stadium.