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Entryway to the museum.
Las Vegas, Nevada

National Atomic Testing Museum

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.
36.1141, -115.1484
Flamingos on Flamingo Island
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
36.1166, -115.1712
The High Roller
Las Vegas, Nevada

High Roller

The world's tallest ferris wheel takes visitors high above Las Vegas in a spinning party room.
36.1177, -115.1728
Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas.
36.1770, -115.1353
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
36.1706, -115.1443
Amboy Crater
San Bernardino County, California

Amboy Crater

This dormant volcanic crater has been converted from a roiling pit of magma to a pleasant hiking spot.
34.5447, -115.7903
Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

Weary travelers trekking through Joshua Tree have a music-filled, booze-soaked oasis to land before continuing through the desert.
34.1566, -116.4931
"Pioneertown 1946".
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
34.1564, -116.4986
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
Joshua Tree, California

Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum

10 acres of "Environmental Sculptures" in the Mojave desert.
34.1961, -116.2947
Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In
Seligman, Arizona

Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In

A classic Route 66 landmark that was built with scrap lumber and is held together with kitsch and puns.
35.3279, -112.8811
Model A and historic 66 signs
Kingman, Arizona

Hackberry General Store

Don't blink or you'll miss it.
35.3749, -113.7229
Olema, California

1906 Earthquake Fence

'Cause the fence start shaking, the earth was quaking.
38.0439, -122.7907
Cyclisk stretches 65 feet straight into the air
Santa Rosa, California

Cyclisk - Santa Rosa Monument

340 bicycles, 65 feet high.
38.4265, -122.7137
Aliens welcome visitors to the jerky mothership
Baker, California

Alien Fresh Jerky

Finally the worlds of UFO enthusiasts and beef jerky lovers have come together in this roadside shop.
35.2687, -116.0706
Burro in front of the Oatman Hotel
Oatman, Arizona

Oatman Ghost Town

This Wild West ghost town on Route 66 is filled with wild burros.
35.0264, -114.3836
Sedan Crater
Nye County, Nevada

Sedan Crater

The largest man-made crater in the U.S. marks the spot where we once tested mining with nukes.
37.1767, -116.0467
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
35.6536, -112.1385
Tufa tower on south shore of Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
38.0165, -119.0093
The Little A'Le'Inn
Alamo, Nevada

Little A'Le'Inn

An eatery for UFO seekers on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
37.6467, -115.7453
The World's Largest Thermometer
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
35.2660, -116.0733
Route 66
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
34.5578, -115.7444
Fuller St., part of the main drag.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historical Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay", this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
38.2088, -119.0142
A giant concrete Ichthyosaur beckons you to explore the park.
Austin, Nevada

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

Only intact Ichthyosaur skeleton in the United States.
38.9488, -117.5829
Old Tonopah Cemetery
Tonopah, Nevada

Old Tonopah Cemetery

There's nothing creepier than a cemetery next to a clown motel.
38.0721, -117.2385