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Nariño, Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary

A dangling church built over a Colombian gorge.
Redford, Texas

Contrabando

An abandoned movie set in the desert of West Texas.
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
Ocampo, Mexico

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

The winter home of millions of migrating monarch butterflies.
Vienna, Austria

The Lost Garden of Schloss Schonbrunn

The topiary maze at the Habsburg hunting lodge.
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
Constanța, Romania

Casino Constanta

Once an opulent Art Nouveau hotspot, the Casino Constanta is one of Romania's most beautiful abandoned buildings.
Harghita County, Romania

Lacul Sfanta Ana

Romania's only crater lake with water as pure as if distilled.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

A graceful natural rock formation stands astride the point where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean.
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South."
Apache Junction, Arizona

The Superstition Mountain Museum

This collection of Wild West movie memorabilia also claims to hold some secrets of the Lost Dutchman's mine.
Tularosa, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
Dallas, Texas

The Traveling Man

A trio of colossal statues spread across a Dallas neighborhood chart the emergence of a giant robot born of a locomotive and spilled gin.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
Palenque, Mexico

Palenque

An elaborate Mayan city shrouded in alien conspiracy revealed the tomb of Pacal the Great.
Ocosingo, Mexico

Toniná

The enigmatic and seldom visited ruins of a Mayan city-state.
Santa María del Tule, Mexico

El Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree)

The stoutest tree in the world.
Zunil, Guatemala

Las Fuentes Georginas

Volcanically heated hot springs.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

La Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul

Experience Guatemala's sensory-exploding church is a blunt reminder of European influence.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love.