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Arvada, Colorado

Cold War Horse

A stark reminder of the huge nuclear weapons plant that once stood on the site and its effect on the surrounding area.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Mineral Springs

There are eight natural springs around town, each with a slightly different taste.
Denver, Colorado

History Colorado Center

This museum offers an actual time machine back through Colorado's past.
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Gnome Road

A collection of fading fantasy tchotchkes lines this dirt road in the Colorado wilderness.
Central City, Colorado

Nevadaville Ghost Town

This deserted Gold Rush town is home to a Masonic lodge that, strangely enough, still holds meetings.
Carbondale, Colorado

Penny Hot Springs

A little-known hot spring haven right below the highway.
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When ecosystems collide in the arid Southwest.
Winterset, Iowa

John Wayne's Birthplace

This simple home was the beginning of a long journey for the iconic Western film star.
Pella, Iowa

Vermeer Windmill

An Iowa town celebrates its heritage with the tallest working Dutch windmill in North America.
Villisca, Iowa

Villisca Axe Murder House

A number of gruesome unsolved murders have turned this simple home into a morbid tourist trap.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Neon Museum

The neon signs from Las Vegas' past find their final resting place at this unusual graveyard.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

This incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

While most of the games in this arcade take quarters, that would have been a small fortune when they were made.
Chadron, Nebraska

Museum of the Fur Trade

This Great Plains museum pays tribute to both the prosperity and tragedy of the North American fur trade.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Monte Vista, Colorado

Movie Manor

Possibly the world's only drive-in movie theater with an attached motel.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oudekerksplein

This city square is home to Amsterdam's oldest church and a statue honoring Dutch sex workers.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Torture Museum

Museum preserving torture methods from the past.
Chamberlain, South Dakota

Dignity of Earth and Sky

A striking sculpture built to honor the women of the Lakota and Dakota Nations.
Hot Springs, South Dakota

Mammoth Site

This prehistoric sinkhole lured exclusively male mammoths to their death, much to the delight of science.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, located in the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Lovell, Wyoming

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

Native Americans built this circle of stones, which was used to predict astronomical events.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
Cody, Wyoming

Smith Mansion

One man's ambition created this psychedelic log home.