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Bushland, Texas

Floating Mesa

The top of a giant mesa, just outside of Amarillo, appears to float in the sky above.
McLean, Texas

1929 Phillips 66 Station

This refurbished gas station is one of the oldest in Texas, located on the original Route 66.
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
Picher, Oklahoma

Picher

This former mining town was named the most toxic town in America.
Mogollon, New Mexico

Catwalk Recreation Area

Explore a misty river canyon from a metal bridge system.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Petroglyph National Monument

Thousands of pieces of art have been carved into the rock at the site of an ancient volcanic eruption.
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.
Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell McDonald's

This fast-food outlet is the only space and UFO-themed McDonalds in the world.
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Allen Park, Michigan

Uniroyal Giant Tire

The 80-foot tire that looms over Michigan's I-94 was once a Ferris wheel in the New York World Fair.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fifth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Cass City, Michigan

Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historical Park

Ancient petroglyphs discovered only after a massive fire swept across Michigan in the 1880s.
Bloomington, Indiana

Zoom Flume

Tucked away in the forests of Indiana resides an abandoned waterslide that is now a popular graffiti haunt.
Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

You thought Santa Claus didn't exist, but it turns out you were wrong.
Jeffrey City, Wyoming

Jeffrey City Ghost Town

This mining town boomed in the Atomic Age when uranium was gold, only to be abandoned when the industry collapsed.
Plymouth, Connecticut

Ted Knight Memorial Bridge

A bridge commemorating the actor's legacy and his Terryville roots.
Qasr al Hajj, Libya

Qasr al-Haj

A fortress-like granary that has been continually in use for more than nine centuries.
Petersburg, Virginia

The Crater

An innovative attempt to break a siege in the American Civil War still scars the earth today.
Alexandria, Virginia

George Washington's Distillery

The only place for a truly presidential dram.
Hopewell, Virginia

Grant's Headquarters at City Point

For nearly a year, General Ulysses S. Grant was based here during the American Civil War.
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Mahoning Drive-In Theater

Featuring the largest CinemaScope screen in Pennsylvania, this drive-in has entertained moviegoers for more than half a century.
Kempton, Pennsylvania

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Beautiful views of the surrounding hills and birds of prey can be found at this sanctuary.
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

Hickory Run Boulder Field

A field of nothing but boulders which resembles a giant's gravel driveway.