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Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

A multi-storied adobe complex has been inhabited for more than a thousand years.
El Prado, New Mexico

Earthships

These aggressively sustainable art homes look like something out of 1970's science fiction.
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Reno, Nevada

Old Reno Arch

The arch that celebrated the completion of the Lincoln and Victory highways.
Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
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.
Las Vegas, Nevada

KISS by Monster Mini Golf

A blacklight mini-golf fever dream pays tribute to the iconic rock band.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Art-o-mat

These banned cigarette vending machines now sell little pieces of pocket-sized art.
Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
Lincoln, Nebraska

University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall

This little gem of a museum is a hidden jewel filled with prehistoric treasures.
Missoula, Montana

A Carousel for Missoula

A classic carnival ride that was carved to be untouchable.
Lincoln, Montana

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild

A collection of huge, site-specific sculptures sitting in the Montana woods.
Columbia Falls, Montana

Montana Vortex and House of Mystery

A classic mystery spot complete with spots that are said to make you shrink or grow when you stand on them.
Polson, Montana

Miracle of America Museum

With over 340,000 artifacts and counting, there is something for everyone at the "Smithsonian of the West."
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Arlee, Montana

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

This giant meditative chakra sits peacefully in the Flathead Valley of western Montana.
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
Columbia, Missouri

McBaine Bur Oak

This majestic tree has survived 400 years of storms, droughts, and floods, and is a beloved natural landmark in Missouri.
St. Louis, Missouri

Grant's Farm

What was once a presidential estate is now an exotic menagerie and home to the Budweiser Clydesdales.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.