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Aurland, Norway

Aurland Lookout

A thin pane of glass keeps visitors from sliding off this futuristic skywalk.
Aurland, Norway

Laerdal Tunnel

Longest road tunnel in the world features an air treatment plant and the illusion of daylight.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
Oslo, Norway

'She Lies'

This floating sculpture of ice is a poignant reminder of nature's power.
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Quebec 01 Missile Alert Facility

The only accessible Peacekeeper Missile Alert Facility left in the world.
Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Teahouse

This tea house was a hand-built gift from Boulder's sister city in Tajikstan.
Denver, Colorado

Cheesman Park

A downtown park built on top of unclaimed graves.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
Del Norte, Colorado

La Ventana Arch

Unlike most arches, this geological oddity formed in a volcanic dike.
Del Norte, Colorado

Madonna of Penitente Canyon

A mural of the Virgin of Guadalupe painted on the rock wall by canyon's religious namesake.
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When ecosystems collide in the arid Southwest.
Center, Colorado

UFO Watchtower

One woman's UFO-themed campground, complete with self-built energy vortexes, UFO-themed weddings, and magic bushes.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Art Alley

Thanks to a loophole in property ownership, this alleyway has become a cacophonous street gallery.
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Firehouse Brewing Co.

South Dakota's oldest operating brewery is housed inside a historic firehouse.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.
Keystone, South Dakota

Black Elk Peak

The highest point in South Dakota contains the ashes of Valentine McGillycuudy, the "Holy White Man."
Sundance, Wyoming

Vore Buffalo Jump

This shallow pit was once used to send over 20,000 buffalo plummeting to their death.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Sundance, Wyoming

The Quaal Windsock

An antique Beechcraft airplane serves as a giant windsock for people driving through the blustery open country of eastern Wyoming.
Winter Park, Colorado

Rifle Sight Notch

This old train trestle and collapsed tunnel once allowed the railroad to negotiate the steep slopes of the Colorado Rockies.
Bailey, Colorado

Coney Island Hot Dog Stand

This hot dog-shaped diner has moved all around Colorado, never been to New York.
Buford, Wyoming

Buford, Wyoming: Population 0

One of the smallest towns in the United States.