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SciFri's 2017 Guide to the Scientific Wonders of North America

From geological mysteries to atomic age attractions, here are 30 geeky road trip-worthy spots recommended by SciFri staff, listeners, and the folks at Atlas Obscura.


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Field, Canada

Yoho National Park

Fossils, railroads, and waterfalls!
51.3956, -116.4865
West Windsor Township, New Jersey

Monument to the War of the Worlds

Eight foot high bronze monument where the now infamous "Tripods" crash landed in the radio version of "War of the Worlds."
40.3132, -74.6055
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
34.8158, -109.8649
Welch Springs Ruins
Van Buren, Missouri

Welch Spring Hospital Ruins

Once an ambitious nature spa these forest ruins now provide a serene monument to failure.
37.0004, -91.0166