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Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.
Battle Mountain, Nevada

Armpit of America

Small Nevada town embraced its designation as the "Armpit of America" with an Old Spice-sponsored festival.
Searchlight, Nevada

Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs

Thousands of glyphs created by an unknown culture decorate the rock formations of this canyon.
Reno, Nevada

National Bowling Stadium

Bill Murray bowled three straight strikes here at Reno's "Taj Mahal of Tenpins."
Tonopah, Nevada

Tonopah Mining Park

An errant donkey ushered in a new era of mining in Nevada.
Virginia City, Nevada

Piper's Opera House

Back in the day everyone who was anyone played this historic western theater.
New Washoe City, Nevada

Bowers Mansion

Historic home to one of the most famous women pioneers of the 19th century.
Incline Village, Nevada

Thunderbird Lodge

This historic estate on the east shore of Lake Tahoe was home to an eccentric millionaire (and his pet elephant, Mingo).
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.
Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
Austin, Nevada

Toquima Cave

This central Nevada cave is the spiritual home of ancient and enigmatic pictographs.
Fallon, Nevada

Sand Mountain

Singing sand that stands as the final remains of an ancient lake.
Goldfield, Nevada

Goldfield Hotel

This once bustling boomtown hotel is now the hottest spot in Nevada for ghost hunters.
Virginia City, Nevada

Ponderosa Saloon

Beneath a Virginia City bar is the entrance to an abandoned gold mine.
Austin, Nevada

U.S. Route 50

Officially named the "Loneliest Road in America" this barren stretch of Nevada road offers almost nothing but sky and open fields.
Reno, Nevada

Pyramid Lake

This Nevada lake holds its titular natural pyramid and, if the legends are true, a number of dangerous spirits.
Las Vegas, Nevada

High Roller

One of the world's tallest Ferris wheels takes visitors high above Las Vegas in a spinning party room.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Neon Museum

The neon signs from Las Vegas' past find their final resting place at this unusual graveyard.
Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
Baker, Nevada

Lehman Caves

A gothic palace of endless stalagmites and pseudoscorpions waits within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
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Baker, Nevada

Permanent Wave Society

A whimsical, punny collection of "fence art" outside the tiny mountain town of Baker, Nevada.
Baker, Nevada

Baker Archaeological Site

This ancient village provides insight into the complexity of the pre-Columbian Fremont Culture.
Baker, Nevada

The Bristlecone Pines of the Great Basin

The longest living non-clonal organisms on Earth.
Elberton, Georgia

Georgia Guidestones

A mysterious monument meant to be a guide into "an Age of Reason."