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Sundance, Wyoming

Vore Buffalo Jump

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

Aladdin Coal Tipple

The crumbling structure is a rare surviving relic of the area's bygone mining industry.
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.
Stratton, Colorado

419.99 Mile Marker

When zealous marijuana enthusiasts kept stealing the "Mile 420" highway marker, the State of Colorado got creative.
Bar Nunn, Wyoming

Bar Nunn

A small town built on an abandoned airfield has former runways as streets and a bar and grill in an old airplane hangar.
Shawnee, Wyoming

Lost Springs

Population: 1.
Douglas, Wyoming

Former World's Largest Jackalope

This Wyoming town is clearly fascinated with the mythical creature it invented.
Guernsey, Wyoming

Register Cliff

Long before guestbooks and hotels, frontier travelers signed their names on this rock face.
Alma, Arkansas

Popeye Statue

Bronze statue marks the spinach capital of the world.
Paris, Arkansas

Magazine Mountain

A large stone map of Arkansas awaits visitors to its highest point.
Damascus, Arkansas

Springfield-Des Arc Bridge

This historic bridge has weathered fires and floods and still stands, now abandoned, where it has stood since 1874.
North Little Rock, Arkansas

The Old Mill

The Old Mill shown in the opening credits of “Gone With the Wind” is actually fairly new, and was never a mill at all.
Little Rock, Arkansas

H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden

A beautiful South Korean gate and garden in Little Rock honors American Taekwondo.
Little Rock, Arkansas

Billy Bass Adoption Center

Where animatronic singing fish go to retire.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Arlington Hotel

This historic hotel on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park has a storied history of gangsters and baseball greats.
Fouke, Arkansas

Boggy Creek Monster

The legend of a local monster still haunts this small town.
Carthage, Texas

Last Remaining Boundary Marker for the Republic of Texas

The only international border marker within the United States.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

The USS Orleck

After serving in Vietnam, Korea, and even a stint in the Turkish navy, the unique ship is now open as a museum.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Cypress Pond

This small enclosure is the perfect place to observe a few prehistoric descendants.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Bilbo Cemetery

This creepy, yet oddly beautiful cemetery is home to one of the founding fathers of Lake Charles.
Baytown, Texas

Umbrella Alley

Tucked away down this Baytown alley exists a one-of-a-kind art exhibit of technicolor umbrellas.
Houston, Texas

Beer Can House

Beer lover's can-covered house.
Houston, Texas

David Adickes Studio

Giant heads occasionally litter the industrial Houston neighborhood where sculptor David Adickes has his studio.
Galveston, Texas

S. S. Selma

A decaying concrete oil tanker served as a disposal location for bootleg hootch.