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Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
Mexico

Chicxulub Crater

World's third largest impact crater, and where the fate of the dinosaurs was sealed.
Fort Collins, Colorado

Father Goose Memorial

This stone marker honors the man who released Canada goose goslings in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Sedalia, Colorado

Devil’s Head Lookout Tower

This Colorado fire station has been in continuous operation for more than a century, and was home to America's first female fire lookout.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

One of two giant blue cockerel statues erected with an intentional double meaning.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

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

Hole-in-the Wall Outlaw Hideout

The remote outlaw hideout of Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Lake City, Colorado

Alferd Packer Massacre Site

The site of the gruesome massacre—and maybe cannibalism—of five men, a tragedy that made Alferd Packer infamous.
Lake City, Colorado

Slumgullion Earthflow

This National Natural Landmark is one of the best examples of a “mass wasting” in the world.
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Wheeler Peak

This highest peak in New Mexico is named after an explorer who had a habit of lending his monicker to peaks.
El Prado, New Mexico

Earthships

These aggressively sustainable art homes look like something out of 1970's science fiction.
Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

El Salto del Agua Waterfall

A waterfall and cave near Arroyo Seco that inspired the writings of D. H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, and Mabel Dodge Luhan.
Taos, New Mexico

D.H. Lawrence Forbidden Art

Reproductions of nine banned oil paintings coyly hidden behind a curtain in a New Mexico conference room.
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

A multi-storied adobe complex has been inhabited for more than a thousand years.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
Hurricane, Utah

Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel

A tunnel with windows, so you don't miss out on the impressive views.
Coolin, Idaho

Lionhead Natural Water Slides

Natural rock water slides hidden in the remote forests of northern Idaho.
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
Buford, Wyoming

Buford, Wyoming: Population 0

One of the smallest towns in the United States.
Granger, Wyoming

Granger Stage Station

Mark Twain once stopped at this rest station during his journey to Nevada.
Afton, Wyoming

World's Largest Elkhorn Arch

This town is home to the world’s largest arch constructed entirely of elk antlers.
Woods Landing-Jelm, Wyoming

Woods Landing Bar & Cafe

Dance on a hand-hewn log floor padded with bouncy boxcar springs at a saloon built in 1883.
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

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

Tree in the Rock

Miraculous tree that seems to sprout out of solid rock.