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The Dead Dunes
A narrow strip of land is home to the tallest migrating dunes in Europe.
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Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain)
A remote candy-striped mountain in the Peruvian Andes straight out of the pages of Dr. Seuss.
Added by Molly McBride Jacobson
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Petoskey State Park
A popular place to pick up prehistoric coral fossils from the time when Michigan was an ocean.
Added by Dylan
Rabil, Cape Verde
Rolling sand dunes of the Sahara... in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Added by Jaszmina Szendrey
Đồng Văn, Vietnam
Dong Van Karst Plateau
This striking landscape in northern Vietnam contains both geological and archaeological wonders.
Added by trung
This seven-story giant boulder is the site of UFO conferences, Hopi spiritualists, a "rejuvenation machine" and so much more.
Puerto Inca, Peru
The Boiling River of the Amazon
This scalding hot river was thought to be a myth, until one geoscientist made it his quest to study the mystical waters.
Added by Lauren J Young
San Andreas Scavenger Hunt
Discover the signs of Southern California's most threatening earthquake fault, hidden in plain view.
Obsidian Butte on the Salton Sea
Huge otherworldly domed rocks on the shore of a deadly lake.
Added by zackofalltrades
The Life and Legacy of Jack Parsons
The enigmatic polymath Jack Parsons—explosives expert, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and infamous occultist—died an untimely death caused by a mysterious explosion in his laboratory in Pasadena.
9 Incredible Meteorite Craters That Look Straight Out of 'Deep Impact'
Our planet is pockmarked with the scars of these extraterrestrial visitors. Morgan Freeman would be terrified.
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It would take 35 firetrucks to fill this enormous glacial pothole.
Added by Chris Kudrich
Seven Magic Mountains
Brightly colored 30-foot-tall totems light up the desert sky just outside Las Vegas.
Added by Stephanie Vermillion
Toadstool Geologic Park
Other-worldly rock formations and ancient fossils abound in this unique stretch of Nebraska badlands.
Added by scaredanuthin
This heart-shaped island looks substantially less lovely after a recent bulldozing project.
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Atlas Obscura's Great Nevada Road Trip
Five days. Fifty hidden wonders. A thousand miles.
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Parting of the Waters
Creek water that starts here has a 50/50 chance of ending up in the Atlantic or the Pacific.
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Raiymbek District, Kazakhstan
Submerged trees jut ghost-like out of an idyllic turquoise mountain lake.
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