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Oroville, California

Mother Orange Tree

The oldest orange tree in California spawned a generation of citrus farmers.
Old Station, California

Painted Dunes

The sunset-colored dunes of volcanic ash make taking a poor photo impossible.
Goldfield, Nevada

Goldfield Hotel

This once bustling boomtown hotel is now the hottest spot in Nevada for ghost hunters.
Goldfield, Nevada

Santa Fe Saloon

Get a taste of the Wild West and a glimpse into the Gold Rush in Goldfield, Nevada's oldest continually running business.
Goldfield, Nevada

Paste Eater's Grave

Eulogizing an unknown man's unusual demise.
Dyer, Nevada

Boundary Peak

The highest point in Nevada had to be decided by court order after California tried to claim it as their own.
Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
White Pine County, Nevada

Hamilton Ghost Town

A Nevada mining boomtown that ran out of silver and luck.
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
Washoe County, Nevada

Bonsai Rock, Lake Tahoe

Eastern zen meets Western grit in these four little trees growing out of a rock on Lake Tahoe’s Nevada shore.
Virginia City, Nevada

Piper's Opera House

Back in the day everyone who was anyone played this historic western theater.
Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
Reno, Nevada

National Bowling Stadium

Bill Murray bowled three straight strikes here at Reno's "Taj Mahal of Tenpins."
Doyle, California

Sierra Army Depot

One of the largest fleets of armored vehicles in the world, sitting out in the California desert.
Sparks, Nevada

The Generator

Its founder calls it a "proletariat art renaissance".
Sparks, Nevada

Scheels Sporting Goods

Curiously, this large sporting goods store features 14 wax representations of American presidents.
Eureka, Nevada

Eureka County Courthouse

The current Eureka County Courthouse replaced an all-wooden structure that had previously been an ice-skating rink.
Reno, Nevada

Pyramid Lake

This Nevada lake holds its titular natural pyramid and, if the legends are true, a number of dangerous spirits.
Austin, Nevada

U.S. Route 50

Officially named the "Loneliest Road in America" this barren stretch of Nevada road offers almost nothing but sky and open fields.
Austin, Nevada

Stokes Castle

This railroad magnate's 19th century tower is more than a little bit out of place in the Nevada desert.
Elko, Nevada

Western Folklife Center

This arts and culture cultural center explores the diverse cultural heritage of the American West.
Elko, Nevada

White King

The world's largest dead polar bear, immortalized by taxidermy and Hunter S. Thompson.
Winnemucca, Nevada

Royal Peacock Black Fire Opal Mine

Mine your own precious stones.
Empire, Nevada

Guru Road

The Wonder Road aka Doobie Lane, a mile-long strip of dirt road filled with folk art.