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Yucca Valley, California

Bob's Crystal Cave

A meditative space out of a fantasy story.
Golconda, Nevada

Midas Ghost Town Saloon

A hidden gem of a saloon in the middle of a ghost town.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Dig This

A new kind of theme park for adults off the Las Vegas Strip.
Baker, Nevada

The Bristlecone Pines of the Great Basin

The longest living non-clonal organisms on Earth.
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
Sloan, Nevada

Seven Magic Mountains

Brightly colored 30-foot-tall totems light up the desert sky just outside Las Vegas.
Pasadena, California

Cheesewright Studios

This 1920s masterpiece of French Quarter architecture hides a secret tunnel used by Albert Einstein.
South Pasadena, California

Bissell House

Victoriana on Orange Grove Avenue.
La Puente, California

Donut Hole

“It's the quality” (but probably also the drive-through donut tunnel) that has attracted diners since 1968.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Breakfast Club

Friendships have been forged over ham and eggs every Wednesday morning for nearly a century.
Glendale, California

Museum of Neon Art

A one-of-a-kind collection of a unique medium.
Glendale, California

Grand Central Air Terminal Museum

This historic aviation building is now a museum owned and operated by Disney.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith J. Griffith Statue

Although he donated over 3,000 acres to Los Angles, Griffith's life was marred by controversy.
Palm Springs, California

Volkswagen Spider Sculpture

This giant spider sculpture made from the iconic car is one giant visual pun.
Joshua Tree, California

Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum

The quirky salon doubles as a retro museum run by the world's leading "hairstorian."
Joshua Tree, California

World Famous Crochet Museum

An old California photo stand has been turned into a shrine to the cozy art of crochet.
Golden Valley, Arizona

Fish Bowl Spring

A secret fresh water spring for animals and humans alike hidden along the most famous road in the United States.
Seligman, Arizona

Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In

A classic Route 66 landmark that was built with scrap lumber and is held together with kitsch and puns.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Shrine of the Ages

This small interfaith chapel lies not far from the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Kaibab Lookout Trees

The remnants of a creative early method of wildfire prevention.
Magdalena, New Mexico

The Very Large Array

Twenty-seven massive radio antennas on the high plains of New Mexico search for life on other planets.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Spaceport America

The world's first commercial spaceport is disappointment of cosmic proportions.