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Guymon, Oklahoma

U.S. Route 412

Is this 47.7-mile stretch of highway the longest straight road in the United States?
Cusco, Peru

Coricancha

A Christian monastery stands on what was once a holy Incan temple.
Mountainair, New Mexico

Salinas Pueblo Missions

The remains of Abó, Gran Quivera, and Qurai are monuments to the long, complicated history of the Indigenous people of the Southwest.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Arthur's Seat

This extinct volcano rises above Edinburgh and is special for its panoramic views over the city.
Strong City, Kansas

Tallgrass Prairie Bison

A Kansas nature preserve protecting the plants and animals that once stretched across central North America.
Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Tasmans Arch

A natural rock bridge towers above the sea.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

Take a dip in the world's largest mineral hot springs pool.
Warsaw, Poland

Gnojna Góra (Dung Hill Lookout Point)

Catch a scenic view of Warsaw's Old Town from the top of a centuries-old dumping ground.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Sault Canal Locks

Beautiful scenery, history, science, and physics come together in this remnant of shipping lore.
Amana, Iowa

High Amana General Store

Step back in time while shopping inside this local store.
Paris, France

Mascarons of Pont Neuf

If you look closely at the oldest bridge in Paris, you might notice hundreds of ugly faces leering from its sides.
Chinle, Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Red sandstone structures dominate this landscape, which has been inhabited for some 5,000 years.
Redlands, Colorado

Independence Monument

For over a century, it has been a tradition to raise a flag at the top of this 450-foot sandstone pillar on the 4th of July.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Pluto Discovery Telescope

A planet-hunting astrograph built in the 1920s to seek out the so-called "Planet X" beyond Uranus.
Halchita, Utah

Forrest Gump Point

The location where the iconic movie character declared it was time to go home.
Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge

An experimental, automotive replica of Stonehenge.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Re:START Mall

After the devastating 2011 earthquake, historic Christchurch begins to recover, starting with the pop-up Re:START mall.
Portland, Oregon

Hollywood Theater

At this airport "microcinema," you can catch a film before you catch a flight.
Dundee, Scotland

Tay Bridge Memorial

Dedicated to one of the nation's worst engineering disasters.
Towaoc, Colorado

Ute Mountain Tribal Park

Ute tour guides have been sharing the ancient dwellings and rock art inside this large park with visitors for more than 40 years.
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.
Pie Town, New Mexico

Pie Town

This popular pitstop lives up to its name.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

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

The Spiral Jetty

An earthwork sculpture built by Robert Smithson in the Great Salt Lake only reemerges during drought.