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Inyo, California

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move.
36.6816, -117.5633
Teakettle Junction.
Inyo County, California

Teakettle Junction

Travelers leave tea kettles in a remote part of Death Valley as part of a mysterious, decades-old tradition.
36.7603, -117.5417
The old general store
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush era ghost town.
36.9037, -116.8282
The "Slim Princess," Engine #9
Bishop, California

Laws Railroad Museum

The echoes of a railroad town that solemnly mark the end of the line.
37.4005, -118.3464
International Car Forest of the Last Church
Goldfield, Nevada

International Car Forest of the Last Church

Graffiti, cars, and religion combine to create this jungle of scrap in the Nevada desert.
37.6982, -117.2286
Goldfield Hotel main entrance on Columbia Street in 1976
Goldfield, Nevada

Goldfield Hotel

This once bustling boomtown hotel is now the hottest spot in Nevada for ghost hunters.
37.7075, -117.2362
The Paste Eater's grave in Goldfield Pioneer Cemetery.
Goldfield, Nevada

Paste Eater's Grave

Eulogizing an unknown man's unusual demise.
37.7161, -117.2520
Coaldale, Nevada
Esmeralda County, Nevada

Coaldale, Nevada

This tiny cluster of abandoned buildings looks like the future of the ghost town - today!
38.0275, -117.8831
Alien Cathouse
Amargosa Valley, Nevada

Alien Cathouse

A legal Nevada brothel that specializes in extraterrestrial fantasies.
36.6565, -116.4519
Fuller St., part of the main drag.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historical Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay", this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
38.2088, -119.0142
George Air Force Base. (Benedict Siegel/Atlas Obscura)
Victorville, California

George Air Force Base

Abandoned Air Force base that has fallen into disrepair.
34.5782, -117.3631
Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark
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.
34.9482, -116.6875
Integratron, exterior
Landers, California

The Integratron

Experience a quartz crystal sound bath inside the world's only all-wood, acoustically perfect sound-chamber.
34.2932, -116.4038
Landers, California

Giant Rock

This seven-story giant boulder is the site of UFO conferences, Hopi spiritualists, a "rejuvenation machine" and so much more.
34.3328, -116.3887
Cambria, California

Nitt Witt Ridge

A house built from trash known as the poor man's Hearst Castle.
35.5674, -121.0969
No Trespassing. Ever.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
37.2767, -115.7989
The Little A'Le'Inn
Alamo, Nevada

Little A'Le'Inn

An eatery for UFO seekers on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
37.6467, -115.7453
Old Tonopah Cemetery
Tonopah, Nevada

Old Tonopah Cemetery

There's nothing creepier than a cemetery next to a clown motel.
38.0721, -117.2385
A place to sit and admire the sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
33.2987, -115.9561