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Denver, Colorado

Cranmer Park Sundial

This Chinese-style quartz sundial was saved in its final hour.
Leadville, Colorado

Climax, Colorado

At one time this small mining village was the highest town in America but now it sits abandoned while the mine churns on.
Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Teahouse

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

Rainbow Falls

Hidden beneath a bridge, this waterfall is known for the large amounts of graffiti painted on its base.
Beatty, Nevada

Angel's Ladies Brothel

A brothel nestled amongst ghost towns, with an abandoned plane wreck to greet you.
Fallon, Nevada

Sand Mountain

Singing sand that stands as the final remains of an ancient lake.
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
Goodwell, Oklahoma

Øvret Peltesh

At Oklahoma Panhandle State University, a plaque marks a place once known as No Man's Land in the linear world and the fictional Kcymaerxthaere as well.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

BOK Tower

A half-size replica of the World Trade Center towers above Tulsa.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Rodeo Animal Cemetery

Behind the Cowboy Hall of Fame is a burial ground for good horses and a famed rodeo bull.
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum

A museum and apothecary garden devoted to the history of frontier medicine.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Sitting in the arguable birthplace of the Wild West, this museum holds the largest collection of bronco busting bric-a-brac in the world.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

45th Infantry Museum

A museum honoring Oklahoma military service, where you can look into Hitler's mirror and see a Mickey Mouse gas mask.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Outsiders House Museum

Once in disrepair, the house where the 1983 film was shot has been restored and turned into a museum.
Wichita, Kansas

Original Pizza Hut

The first "Hut" was actually a small brick building.
Quinter, Kansas

Castle Rock Badlands

These otherworldly limestone formations jut out from the Kansas prairie.
Overland Park, Kansas

1950s All-Electric House

This retro-future model home is packed to the gills with electrical oddities.
Tucson, Arizona

Fort Lowell

Visitors to this public park will also find the ruins of an old western fort.
Arizona

Squirrels of the Kaibab Plateau

These elusive, isolated rodents evolved into a distinct, locally iconic subspecies.
Ehrenberg, Arizona

Ehrenberg Pioneer Cemetery

The stone-covered graves lie within the ruins of an Old West ghost town.
Green Valley, Arizona

I-19, America's Only Metric Interstate

After a short-lived attempt to bring America in line with the rest of the world, this road was left in metric.
Phoenix, Arizona

Navajo Code Talkers Tribute

The first permanent memorial to a unique secret weapon of World War II.
Tombstone, Arizona

White Raven Trading Co. & The Museum of the Strange

This curiosity shop contains a museum filled with bizarre, unique objects.
Sells, Arizona

McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope

The biggest solar telescope in the world helps reveal the secrets of our sun.