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Bayard, Nebraska

Chimney Rock

This erect, phallic geological spire wasn't always named so domestically.
Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge

An experimental, automotive replica of Stonehenge.
Chadron, Nebraska

Nebraska National Forest

America's largest man-made forest was planted in an effort to bring back the past.
Harrison, Nebraska

Toadstool Geologic Park

Other-worldly rock formations and ancient fossils abound in this unique stretch of Nebraska badlands.
Harrison, Nebraska

Fort Robinson State Park

Site of the 1879 Cheyenne Outbreak and the site where famed Sioux chief Crazy Horse met his fate.
Chadron, Nebraska

Museum of the Fur Trade

This Great Plains museum pays tribute to both the prosperity and tragedy of the North American fur trade.
South Dakota

Giant Prairie Dog

A six-ton, 12-foot-tall concrete prairie dog is touted as the largest in the world.
Deadwood, South Dakota

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

A cemetery housing wild west legends in South Dakota.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Firehouse Brewing Co.

South Dakota's oldest operating brewery is housed inside a historic firehouse.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Hotel Alex Johnson

One of America’s oldest and spookiest hotels, thanks to the residency of ghosts, dead presidents, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Art Alley

Thanks to a loophole in the property ownership this alleyway has become a cacophonous street gallery.
Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Center of the Nation Monument

Yes, this monument is aware that it is about 20 miles away from the actual center of the United States.
Sundance, Wyoming

The Quaal Windsock

An antique Beechcraft airplane serves as a giant windsock for people driving through the blustery open country of eastern Wyoming.
Sundance, Wyoming

Vore Buffalo Jump

This shallow pit was once used to send over 20,000 buffalo plummeting to their death.
Ekalaka, Montana

Medicine Rocks State Park

This beautiful ancient site is dotted with perforated sandstone pillars considered sacred by some Native American tribes.
Medora, North Dakota

Chateau de Mores

Home of a French nobleman's short-lived attempt at raising cattle in the Badlands of North Dakota.
Polson, Montana

Miracle of America Museum

With over 340,000 artifacts and counting, there is something for everyone at the "Smithsonian of the West."
Glendive, Montana

Makoshika State Park

The oldest badlands in North America, Makoshika State Park takes it name from the Lakota words for broken land.
Ardmore, South Dakota

Ardmore Ghost Town

Abandoned businesses, homes, and rusted cars are all that remains of this stopover town.
Great Falls, Montana

Sip 'n Dip Lounge

"Polynesia on the Plains."
Great Falls, Montana

Roe River

The shortest river in America flows for just 201 feet.
Choteau, Montana

Old Trail Museum

Touch an actual dinosaur bone at this eclectic trove of Rocky Mountain treasures.
Los Angeles, California

Fine Arts Building Atrium

A Romanesque sanctuary of calm amid the bustle of downtown Los Angeles.