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Marfa, Texas

Stardust Motel Sign

This old abandoned sign flickers to announce a motel that isn't even there.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Antoine’s Restaurant

The oldest family-run restaurant in the United States is a living museum of New Orleans dining history.
Eastland, Texas

Old Rip

Legend says the horned lizard spent 31 years sealed in a time capsule before he was discovered alive.
Yellville, Arkansas

Rush Ghost Town

The final remnant of the Arkansas zinc industry is this historically protected ghost town.
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.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
Mineral Wells, Texas

Camp Wolters

Decaying military base deactivated in the 70s is now visited by urban explorers and military enthusiasts.
Madrid, New Mexico

Mine Shaft Tavern

Home to New Mexico's longest bar, this watering hole also has a mining museum and a haunted history.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
Pecos, New Mexico

Pecos National Historical Park

Despite time, colonization, and the brutal New Mexican heat, these Pueblo ruins still stand.
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

The Elephant Kraal of Ayutthaya

This elephant kraal is the only one remaining in Thailand, dating back to the 16th century when these massive mammals were integral players in war and trade.
San Kamphaeng, Thailand

Bo Sang Umbrella Village

Peek into the world of those creating the beautiful, delicate paper parasols found all over the globe.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Evel Pie

“Live hard, ride fast, eat pizza” at this joint filled with Evel Knievel memorabilia.
Mineral Wells, Texas

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

This former Texas landfill is flush with 300 million-year-old fossils, all fit for the taking.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Arlington Hotel

This historic hotel at the head of Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park has storied history of gangsters and baseball greats.
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Mauney House and Mine

The remains of the first public diamond mine in Arkansas.
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

The only diamond mine in the world where you can keep what you find.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs Beer

This Arkansas town is known for its gangster history, its healing waters, and now its brews.
Hugo, Oklahoma

Showmen's Rest

Circus cemetery for all the “showmen under God’s big top.”
Pomona, California

The Southern California Medical Museum

A small medical museum with a recreated doctor's office.
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
San Francisco, California

Institute of Illegal Images

Museum befitting the city responsible for supplying the majority of the world's LSD.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.