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Calhan, Colorado

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Wondrous sandstone hoodoos where Native Americans collected clay for pottery, 9,000 years ago.
Pine Bluffs, Nebraska

Panorama Point

Roaming bison and a spectacular view at the highest point in Nebraska.
Lindon, Colorado

Abbott Church

A tiny nondenominational church harkens back to the days of the first homesteaders in the region.
Boulder, Colorado

Valmont Butte

This now-abandoned outcrop is an important Native American spiritual site, overtaken by European settlers and mining pollution.
Effingham, Illinois

America's Largest Cross

Known as the "Cross At The Crossroads," this massive metal cross is just short enough to avoid the FAA.
Casey, Illinois

World Records of Casey, Illinois

The world's largest collection of the world's largest objects is in one small Illinois town.
Stratton, Colorado

419.99 Mile Marker

When zealous marijuana enthusiasts kept stealing the "Mile 420" highway marker, the State of Colorado got creative.
Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
Oakley, Kansas

Monument Rocks

One of the Eight Wonders of Kansas and the first official National Natural Monument these stark formations look like nature's Stonehenge.
Oakley, Kansas

Buffalo Bill Monument

A statue high in a hill that represents how Buffalo Bill got his name.
Newcomb, New York

Tahawus

An old abandoned mining town in The Adirondacks where Theodore Roosevelt first learned of the shooting of President William McKinley.
Lake Placid, New York

David Henderson Memorial

This memorial in the Adirondack wilderness honors the accidental death of a Scottish entrepreneur.
Hancock, Vermont

Texas Falls

An ancient glacial pothole waterfall in the heart of the Green Mountains.
Middlebury, Vermont

Grave of Amum-Her-Khepesh-Ef

Vermont grave of a 4,000-year-old mummy prince.
Shelburne, Vermont

Shelburne Museum

Dispersed across 45-acres, 39 structures house a massive collection celebrating American Folk Art.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Rollstone Boulder

In order to save this beloved rock, locals blew it up and put it back together piece by piece.
Princeton, Massachusetts

Redemption Rock

This massive boulder is inscribed with the story of a sensational hostage negotiation dating back to Colonial times.
Cisco, Utah

Home of the Brave

Within the former ghost town of Cisco is a carefully restored tiny town with one resident and its own art residency.
Moab, Utah

Upheaval Dome

This raised bulls-eye visible from space was the subject of an intense geologic controversy.
Moab, Utah

Potash Evaporation Ponds

Few things look more out of place than the electric blue ponds in the reddish-brown desert of Utah.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bollards

The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.
Washington, D.C.

Site of the Union Station Train Crash

A 1,100-ton train fell through the floor in 1953. Workers got it patched up in just 72 hours.
Washington, D.C.

NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel Propeller

While most wind tunnels test scale models, the "Cave of Winds" was large enough for actual airplanes.
Washington, D.C.

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega

The "lovely red Vega" of the legendary record-settling pilot.