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Gilroy, California

Gilroy Gardens

Home to the "Circus" trees created by Axel Erlandson.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Coalinga, California

Iron Zoo

A dwindling menagerie of anthropomorphic oil derrick animals still dot the barren California landscape.
Johannesburg, California

Randsburg

The liveliest ghost town in the state.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town that was once home to over 500 silver mines, Calico lasted only 12 years of boom before it all went bust.
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of The Desert" is now a haunting ruin acting as a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Sloan, Nevada

Seven Magic Mountains

Brightly colored 30-foot-tall totems light up the desert sky just outside Las Vegas.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Red Mountain

The eroded core of an ancient volcano is now accessible by a short hike.
Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Dramatic river bend surrounds a natural red-rocked pedestal.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 237 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
Cody, Wyoming

Smith Mansion

One man's ambition created this psychedelic log home.
Soda Springs, Idaho

Geyser Park

Home to a timed geyser created by complete accident.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.