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New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Roch Chapel

A 19th-century shrine covered with prosthetic body parts as votive offerings.
Abita Springs, Louisiana

Abita Mystery House

A museum of unusual collections, mini-towns, and a half-dog, half-alligator.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
McLean, Texas

Devil's Rope Museum

The folks at the Devil's Rope Museum want you to get hooked on barbed wire history.
Paris, Texas

Jesus in Cowboy Boots

In Paris, Texas, even Jesus wears cowboy boots.
Paris, Texas

Texas Eiffel Tower

In Paris, Texas they have their own Eiffel Tower, it just has a cowboy hat on it.
Hugo, Oklahoma

Showmen's Rest

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

Parallel Forest

A peculiar forest that was handcrafted for government experiments.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Fort Sill

Final resting place of Geronimo, Quanah Parker, and the first atomic gun ever fired.
Cache, Oklahoma

Holy City of the Wichitas

This little slice of old Jerusalem in Oklahoma is the evolution of a 90 year old passion play.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Wichita Mountains Buffalo Herd

American bison herd descending directly from a Bronx Zoo breeding program that saved the species from extinction.
Picher, Oklahoma

Picher

This former mining town was named the most toxic town in America.
Teec Nos Pos, Utah

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.
Midway, Utah

Homestead Crater

This geothermal hot spring hides beneath a slowly growing mineral dome.
Wendover, Utah

Metaphor: The Tree of Utah

A 90-foot-tall psychedelic "tree" on the side of the highway has baffled passersby for decades.
Delta, Utah

Topaz Museum

A museum in rural Utah documents the history of the Japanese Americans who were forcibly relocated there.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

Utah is home to the fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Mullinville, Kansas

The Sculptures of M.T. Liggett

Metal sculpture folk art lining the Kansas Highway.
Nageezi, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

Legends surround this jagged rock formation in the New Mexico desert.
Phoenix, Arizona

Her Secret Is Patience

A striking public art installation named for a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
Baker, Nevada

Lehman Caves

A gothic palace of endless stalagmites and pseudoscorpions, wait within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
White Pine County, Nevada

Hamilton Ghost Town

A Nevada mining boomtown that ran out of silver and luck.
White Pine County, Nevada

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

These huge stone ovens in the desert fueled the Nevada silver boom, and may have also been a hideout for outlaws.