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St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
St. Louis, Missouri

Wainwright State Office Building

One of the world's earliest skyscrapers.
St. Louis, Missouri

Burial Place of Chief Pontiac

A plaque on the side of a parking garage marks the burial place of a great Ottawa chief.
St. Louis, Missouri

Eros Bendato

A creepy sculpture of a decapitated head invites viewers to see St. Louis through its empty eyes.
St. Louis, Missouri

Whispering Arch at Union Station

Speak to a companion on the other side of the room loud and clear through this architectural anomaly.
Moose, Wyoming

T. A. Moulton Barn

This rustic old building is said to be the most photographed barn in America.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Frankie's Tiki Room

The best Tiki bar in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

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

Big Rig Jig

Temporary Burning Man sculpture made of two 18-wheelers.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
Hatch, New Mexico

Sparky's

A wealth of pop culture statuary and green chile dishes give this roadside restaurant clout.
Marfa, Texas

Food Shark Museum of Electronic Wonders & Late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour

Museum mostly in name, and only a restaurant depending on the day, this place could only exist in Marfa.
Marfa, Texas

Stardust Motel Sign

This old abandoned sign flickers to announce a motel that isn't even there.
Marfa, Texas

Building 98

A World War II officers' club features Old West murals painted by German POWs.
Marfa, Texas

Chinati Foundation

Minimalist modern art on a repurposed military base in rural Texas.
Marfa, Texas

The Sentinel

With print dying, this local paper keeps the lights on by doubling as a stunning cafe and cocktail bar.
Marfa, Texas

Faith Alive Cowboy Church Radio Station

Not everything is bigger in Texas.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

The second-largest cave chamber in the world was discovered in 1898 by a 16-year-old and a friend known as "Pothead."
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

Legends surround this jagged rock formation in the New Mexico desert.
Page, Arizona

Street of the Little Motels

These mid-century motels once housed the workers who built the Glen Canyon Dam.