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Alamo, Nevada

The Black Mailbox

Mysterious meeting place for UFO hunters near Area 51.
Caliente, Nevada

Delamar Ghost Town

The eerie ruins of an isolated abandoned town nicknamed "the Widowmaker" for its deadly gold mine.
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Twin Falls, Idaho

Shoshone Falls

These falls, sometimes called the "Niagara of the West," still put on a good show at the right time of year.
Tygh Valley, Oregon

Sherars Falls

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs still net migrating salmon in the traditional way at this cataract on the Deschutes River.
Grover, Colorado

Pawnee Buttes

On the edge of grassland in northeastern Colorado, these rock formations are some of the few remnants of a high plain that has eroded away over millions of years.
Scheelite, California

Pine Creek Tungsten Mine

For decades, the largest tungsten producer in the U.S. was located in a spectacular setting in the high Sierra Nevada, with some of the workings over 11,000 feet.
Yerington, Nevada

Yerington Pit (Anaconda Copper Mine)

A deep toxic lake fills this abandoned open-pit copper mine, now a Superfund site.
Silver Springs, Nevada

Fort Churchill

The ruins of a military outpost from the 1860s form the centerpiece of a Nevada state park.
Hawthorne, Nevada

Aurora

This Gold Rush ghost town was once the subject of a territorial dispute between California and Nevada.
Burney, California

Burney Falls

The flow from this waterfall sometimes comes out of springs below its rim.
Wells, Nevada

Angel Lake and the East Humboldt Mountains

An attractive alpine lake at 8,400 feet that is only accessible via a paved road.
Susanville, California

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

This hiking/biking/horse trail along an old railroad grade features trestles, tunnels, and a roadless stretch through the scenic Susan River canyon.
Spaulding, California

Eagle Lake

At the edge of the high desert, California's second-largest natural lake is home to a unique subspecies of trout adapted to its alkaline waters.
Mold, Washington

Banks Lake

Every drop of water in this 27-mile long reservoir was pumped up from the Columbia River using power from Grand Coulee Dam.
Clarkdale, Arizona

Verde Canyon Railroad

An excursion train traverses a picturesque red-rock canyon along the Verde River.
Corinne, Utah

ATK Rocket Garden

Dozens of rockets and missiles are on display outside a testing facility in the Utah desert.
Jensen, Utah

Quarry Exhibit Hall

Inside this striking glass building, visitors can see thousands of dinosaur fossils in the positions that nature deposited them more than 150 million years ago.
El Paso, Texas

Wyler Aerial Tramway

This mountain tram provides stunning views while hanging from a single, steel thread.
Wendover, Utah

Terrace Cemetery

Almost all that remains of a town dedicated to supporting the First Transcontinental Railroad.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
Hanksville, Utah

Hollow Mountain

At this gas station in the middle of the desert, a convenience store has been carved directly into the rock.
Peachland, British Columbia

Okanagan Lake

The large fjord lake is thought to be the home of "Ogopogo," a giant sea serpent.
Montrose, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

A dangerous narrow-gauge railroad once traced a route through this striking canyon.
Reno, Nevada

Hunter Creek Falls

This wilderness hike to a waterfall has an unlikely beginning in suburban Reno.