Cactam's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Las Cruces, New Mexico

Recycled Roadrunner Statue

A 20-foot tall roadrunner constructed of discarded items watches over the I-10.
Lordsburg, New Mexico

Shakespeare Ghost Town

Some of the Old West's most notorious outlaws frequented this mining town.
Hatch, New Mexico

Sparky's

A wealth of pop culture statuary and green chile dishes give this roadside restaurant clout.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead."
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.
Los Angeles, California

John Sowden House

Most famous work of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's sons.
Los Angeles, California

Feral Cat Colonies of Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Dozens of feral felines rule a segment of Hollywood's only graveyard.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Los Angeles, California

King George Hotel

Where a great scandal unfolded with a famous female revivalist at its center.
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica Camera Obscura

An offbeat angle on the ocean viewed through an antiquated lens.
Santa Monica, California

Georgian Hotel

One of the first skyscrapers in Santa Monica, and a famous getaway for the Hollywood elite of then and now.
Santa Monica, California

Chain Reaction

In one Santa Monica parking lot a mushroom cloud made of chains heralds a message of peace.
Santa Monica, California

Origami Intersections

Giant origami crease patterns engraved in Santa Monica intersections may even be visible from space.
Santa Monica, California

Frank Gehry Residence

Perhaps the most unique of any Frank Gehry design for one simple reason: Gehry himself actually lives here.
Santa Monica, California

Farnam House

On a quiet suburban street stands a peculiarly decorated house covered in mosaics.
Los Angeles, California

Free Little Library (#0924)

A free library to stumble across, one of many placed worldwide if you know where to look.
Auvers Village, France

Marie-Jeanne Valet vs. the Beast of Gevaudan

Memorializing the bravery of one young woman facing the monster of her age.
La Besseyre-Saint-Mary, France

Monument to Jean Chastel, Beast Slayer

Whether hero or rogue, his silver bullet is said to have taken down the murderous "Beast of Gevaudan."
Paris, France

145 Rue Lafayette

What looks like a normal building is really a hollow facade hiding a subway vent.
Paris, France

Sape & Co

A Parisian boutique devoted to la Sape, the elegant Congolese fashion subculture rooted in European colonization.
Paris, France

Le Louxor Palais du Cinema

Egyptian Revival movie palace abandoned for decades and restored in 2013.
Paris, France

Musée des Plans-Reliefs

The Sun King's military models, saved from the Louvre.