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Monticello, Utah

Church Rock

Oddly shaped rock formation, misassociated with a nearby utopian community.
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth.
Arco, Idaho

Experimental Breeder Reactor-I

The world's first nuclear power plant is open to visitors looking to role-play a meltdown.
Monticello, Utah

Hole n" the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.
Baker, Nevada

Lehman Caves

A gothic palace of endless stalagmites and pseudoscorpions, wait within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
Baker, Nevada

Permanent Wave Society

A whimsical, punny collection of "fence art" outside the tiny mountain town of Baker, Nevada.
Little America, Wyoming

Little America

Surrounded by a hundred mile radius of billboards, Little America is a roadside attraction whose primary appeal is hospitality.
Wendover, Utah

Sun Tunnels

A sculpture for the sun and stars, created by Nancy Holt.
Hinckley, Utah

Delta Solar Ruins

A shady solar power system that couldn't hold up to the harsh desert conditions.
Wendover, Utah

Metaphor: The Tree of Utah

A 90-foot-tall psychedelic "tree" on the side of the highway has baffled passersby for decades.
Corinne, Utah

The Spiral Jetty

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

Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake

The largest island on the great salt lake is home to curious creatures and strange stories.
Spanish Fork, Utah

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

Despite sitting firmly in the global cradle of Mormonism this Hare Krishna temple is host to one of the largest color festivals outside India.
Tooele, Utah

Saltair

This concert pavilion on the shore of the Great Salt Lake has been destroyed by fire, water, and disinterest but keeps coming back.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City Public Library

Visitors to this library are in for a real-world education in modernist architecture.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Summum Pyramid

Pyramid home to an obscure religious group that practices modern mummification.
Salt Lake City, Utah

This Is The Place Monument

A towering tribute to decisiveness stands on the spot where Brigham Young and his followers decided that this must be the place.
Henderson, Nevada

The Simpsons House

Originally built as a promotional give away, this suburban house was designed to be an IRL version of the Simpson home.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.
Henderson, Nevada

Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden

Nevada's largest cactus collection stands outside a candy mogul's small factory.
Newport Beach, California

Bunnyhenge

Fourteen curious and controversial white bunnies sit in a circle near Newport Beach City Hall.
Huntington Beach, California

World's Largest Surfboard

This monster board rode a monster wave to break two world records.
Tustin, California

Tustin Blimp Hangars

These enormous World War II relics are some of the largest wooden structures in the world.
Arcadia, California

Denny's Windmill

A relic from a forgotten bakery chain still spins atop a diner.