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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Burning of Zozobra

Setting this massive marionette aflame rids Santa Fe of doom and gloom for another year.
New York, New York

Citigroup Center Stilts

If it hadn't been caught in time, a flaw in the design of this Manhattan skyscraper could have led to its collapse.
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Flying Horses Carousel

The oldest platform carousel built in the United States continues to delight children in Martha’s Vineyard.
Queens, New York

Socrates Sculpture Park

This outdoor gallery of sculptures along the East River was once a landfill.
Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Santa Rosa Blue Hole

A clear blue swimming hole with hidden caves, still unexplored.
Fort Sumner, New Mexico

Bosque Redondo Memorial

A somber monument commemorates the site of a Native American reservation marked by suffering.
Fort Sumner, New Mexico

Grave of Billy the Kid

The final resting place of the most famous outlaw in the Old West.
Brooklyn, New York

Bay Ridge Gingerbread House

On the hills of Bay Ridge stands a house straight out of a fairy tale.
Brooklyn, New York

The Leaning Brownstone

This unusual apartment building may be Brooklyn's own version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico

House at Otowi Bridge

This old ruin once served as a post office, a train station, a restaurant, and a bridge to the Atomic Age.
New York, New York

Times Square Station Fake Tiles

Fake subway tiles were installed to cover a design that resembled the Confederate flag—it's unclear if the resemblance was intentional.
Anchorage, Alaska

The Seward Highway

Considered by many to be one of the most dangerous highways in Alaska.
Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Jemez Springs Library Human Sundial

This sundial indicates the time based on where you stand within it.
Brooklyn, New York

Magnolia Grandiflora

A century-old magnolia tree is the only living landmark tree in New York City.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Morris Canal

Once considered a marvel of engineering, this 107-mile canal played an integral role in building New York City.
Ramah, New Mexico

Woodpecker Arch

This bird-shaped rock formation defies gravity, time, and classification.
Ramah, New Mexico

Inscription Rock at El Morro

Some 2,000 carvings show this rare desert spring has been an oasis for travelers for over a thousand years.
Farmington, New Mexico

Crow Canyon Petroglyphs

One of the American Southwest's most extensive collections of Navajo rock art.
Abiquiu, New Mexico

Echo Amphitheater

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

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Cimarron, New Mexico

St. James Hotel

A saloon and inn that served the Wild West's most iconic figures—and is still haunted by some of them today.
Raton, New Mexico

Dawson Ghost Town

All that remains of this abandoned coal town is a beautiful, haunting cemetery.
Raton, New Mexico

Raton Iridium Layer

This unassuming layer of clay boasts an out-of-this-world origin story.
Des Moines, New Mexico

Capulin Volcano

This volcano rises like a giant anthill from the plains below, with a road spiraling up to the rim.