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The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
35.6858, -105.9377
(calamity_hane/Flickr)
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Museum of International Folk Art: Girard Wing

Sprawling collection of over 106,000 toys from around the world.
35.6638, -105.9264
Cheesman Park.
Denver, Colorado

Cheesman Park

A downtown park built on top of unclaimed graves.
39.7321, -104.9666
At the Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
37.1838, -108.4887
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
37.7360, -105.6390
Creede Underground Mining Museum and Community Center
Creede, Colorado

Creede Underground Mining Museum and Community Center

A fake mine that was made using real mining techniques which is also used as a community center.
37.8576, -106.9280
San Antonio, Texas

Bracken Cave

The summer home of the largest colony of bats in the world.
29.6872, -98.3526
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
29.3614, -98.4783
Big Sam towers over the Texas interstate at 67-feet. (Leah Caldwell/Atlas Obscura)
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

World's tallest statue of an American hero.
30.6612, -95.5107
The artesian bottling factory that now houses the Dr Pepper Museum.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Museum in a century-old building dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
31.5551, -97.1294
Andre the Giant, Adrian E. Flatt, M.D., Hand Collection
Dallas, Texas

Adrian E. Flatt, M.D., Hand Collection

This collection of brass hands comes from astronauts, presidents, baseball greats, and more.
32.7900, -96.7806
"Tending, (Blue)" by James Turrell at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Dallas, Texas

Dallas Skyspace

See the sky in a new way through this art installation.
32.7886, -96.8006