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Marie Byrd Land
The largest piece of no man's land left on Earth.
Added by jcommerford
El Paso, Texas
Hueco Tanks State Park
Explore an incredible range of natural catch-basin rocks covered in pictographs spanning many millennia.
Samir Lama Memorials
Scattered monuments in the middle of the Sahara dedicated to the late Egyptian actor and desert explorer.
Added by lewblank
Apache Junction, Arizona
The Superstition Mountain Museum
Step into the Wild West while exploring the secrets of the Superstition Mountains.
Some of the ancient-looking huts among these strange rock formations aren't ancient at all, but built as part of a movie set.
Added by Max Cortesi
A mysterious "wedding cake" castle in the middle of the urban desert.
Added by Joe Schallan
Scientists Have a New Idea About the Origins of Namibia's Fairy Circles
Two competing theories could both be true: Termites and plants both contribute to the circles' creation.
January 18, 2017
An Art Lover's Guide to Nevada
There are strange and beautiful creations in the desert and beyond.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Exploring Mexico’s Zone of Silence, Where Radio Signals Fail and Meteorites Crash
The Mexican version of the Bermuda Triangle has its fair share of alien rumors.
November 03, 2016
Sur Lípez, Bolivia
Salvador Dalí Desert
A desert that evokes the surreal.
Added by tyler
Dugout Dick Memorial
An Idaho legend carved out a cave village with his own two hands.
Added by rplothow
What's This Strange Patch in the Australian Desert?
It appeared in the fall of 2015.
September 28, 2016
Anasazi ruins, natural arches, and box canyons abound in this seldom-visited corner of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
Added by Blindcolour
A Chinese Billionaire is Likely Behind a Huge Aluminum Stockpile in the Mexican Desert
Almost six percent of the world's supply.
September 09, 2016
The Black Mailbox
Mysterious meeting place for UFO hunters near Area 51.
Added by zackofalltrades
The Tatacoa Desert
Unparalleled stargazing, one of Colombia's best observatories, and a swimming pool can all be found in the middle of this ancient tropical forest.
Added by Mariana Zapata
San Bernardino County, California
Mojave Phone Booth
In the middle of the desert, miles from any human life, sat an anomalous pay phone that still magically answers your calls.
Added by Natsuba
Inyo County, California
Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
Added by Zach Rapport
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