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Flagstaff, Arizona

Wupatki Spirit Totem

A mysterious spirit totem at the edge of Navajo lands.
Jerome, Arizona

Gold King Mine Ghost Town

Once the product of an inexplicable gold strike, this ghost town is now home to one man and his love of classic machines.
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Mineral and Gem World

A natural history wunderkammer in the middle of the desert.
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth.
Helena, Montana

Cathedral of St. Helena

Modeled after a famous church in Vienna, Austria—but in Helena, Montana.
Helena, Montana

Guardian of the Gulch

The old fire tower is one of the last of its kind in the United States.
Helena, Montana

Stonehouse in Reeder's Alley

One home in the historic strip hides secret compartments and the ghostly songs of long-gone canaries.
Lexington, Oregon

The Duplicative Forest

Remember that scene in the Matrix, when Neo is in the big white room with all the weapons flying by? Well, this is what it would look like if he had wanted trees instead of guns.
Arco, Idaho

The Devil Boat

Supposedly Satanic numbers adorn this preserved submarine sail.
Wallace, Idaho

Center of the Universe Manhole

The mayor made the declaration in 2004.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn

An architect's childhood fantasy treehouse made real.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Wreck of the E.C. Waters

No Gordon Lightfoot song, only a barebones monument to greed.
West Yellowstone, Montana

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

The residents at this Yellowstone wildlife park will certify your cooler as "bear-proof."
Butte, Montana

Our Lady of the Rockies

High in the Rockies the third largest statue in the U.S. opens her welcoming arms, and lights up the night sky.
Great Falls, Montana

Sip 'n Dip Lounge

"Polynesia on the Plains."
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

Echo Amphitheater

Natural sonic phenomenon comes with a grisly legend of murder and blood.
Los Cerrillos, New Mexico

Madrid Christmas Parade

A ghost town revived by hippies and wanderers throws its own special brand of holiday parade.
Nageezi, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Lone Star Geyser

This Yellowstone geyser may not shoot as high as the nearby Old Faithful, but it erupts for considerably longer.
Island Park, Idaho

Yellowstone's Zone of Death

A legal loophole makes it possible to get away with murder within this 50-square-mile section of Yellowstone.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Teec Nos Pos, Utah

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.