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Denver, Colorado

Hidden Elves at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

A small horde of mythical creatures lurk almost imperceptibly within the museum's wildlife dioramas.
39.7475, -104.9428
Swarming swifts
Portland, Oregon

Vaux's Swifts at Chapman School

Tens of thousands of tiny birds swarm into one school chimney every fall.
45.5332, -122.7059
The salmon swimming through the building.
Portland, Oregon

Transcendence

A sculpture of a salmon swimming through a brick building.
45.5180, -122.6824
Moscow, Russia

Red Gates skyscraper

Stalinist skyscraper built with help of cryotechnology.
55.7695, 37.6489
Moscow, Russia

Lubyanka

Former headquarters of the KGB.
55.7599, 37.6259
Moscow, Russia

Old English Yard

The "Mystery and Company of Merchant Adventurers" - an Elizabethan era hangout in Moscow.
55.7595, 37.6255
The balancing rocks.
Culver, Oregon

Metolius Balancing Rocks

Formerly secret, precariously perched boulders.
44.5811, -121.4123
Painted Dunes from the top of the adjacent cinder cone.
Old Station, California

Painted Dunes

The sunset-colored dunes of volcanic ash make taking a poor photo impossible.
40.5456, -121.3128
The American Museum of Western Art—The Anschutz Collection.
Denver, Colorado

American Museum of Western Art

The huge collection of paintings of the American West is one of Denver's best-kept secrets.
39.7447, -104.9881
Spot where they erected the cover bridge for the Maitlands's death scene.
Corinth, Vermont

East Corinth

The quaint little town in Vermont where Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice" was filmed.
44.0618, -72.2230
William Stowell tomb
Montpelier, Vermont

Green Mount Cemetery

Beautiful hillside Vermont cemetery with amazing funerary art.
44.2570, -72.5974
Rock of Ages Granite Quarry
Barre, Vermont

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

Tour the world's largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry, view the plant where gravestones are made, and roll a ball down the outdoor granite bowling alley.
44.1567, -72.4914
Palouse Falls
LaCrosse, Washington

Palouse Falls

An obscure waterfall that looks like something out of a fantasy novel.
46.6635, -118.2238
Sutter Buttes with the Sierra Nevada in the distance
Sutter, California

Sutter Buttes

Rising out of miles of farmland, these buttes are sometimes called the world's smallest mountain range.
39.2057, -121.8147
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
45.2938, -111.9461
The Ludlow Ghost Town
Trinidad, Colorado

Ludlow Massacre Site

The scene of one of the darkest moments in American labor history has been left essentially untouched since the tragedy.
37.3392, -104.5839
The Sego hotel skylight
Thompson, Utah

Sego, Utah

A ghost town that held steady longer than most, but finally gave up the ghost.
39.0331, -109.7031
Comstock Cemeteries.
Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
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Bordeaux, Washington
Olympia, Washington

Bordeaux, Washington

The remains of a former logging boom town, crumbled away in the forest.
46.8948, -123.0801
An abandoned café in Glenrio.
San Jon, New Mexico

Glenrio Ghost Town

The old Route 66 town straddling Texas and New Mexico died along with the Main Street of America.
35.1784, -103.0430
Ghost Town of Oakton South Dakota
Murdo, South Dakota

Okaton Ghost Town

The deserted railroad town had a last gasp as a ghost town attraction before being abandoned for good.
43.8861, -100.8918
Poker Game
Hayward, Wisconsin

Moccasin Bar

Gambling, boozing, and yodeling animals cover the walls of this dive bar cum natural history museum.
46.0206, -91.4913
Longview, Washington

Nutty Narrows Bridge

This bridge provides safe passage for squirrels.
46.1401, -122.9395
Ulan-Ude, Russia

Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum

A uniquely authentic display of traditional Russian culture.
51.9014, 107.6781