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Medicine Bow, Wyoming

Fossil Bone Cabin

A century-old cabin off of Highway 30 touts an unusual construction material: dinosaur bones.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
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.
Central City, Colorado

Nevadaville Ghost Town

This deserted gold rush town is home to a Masonic lodge that, strangely enough, still holds meetings.
Idaho Springs, Colorado

Steve Canyon Statue

This statue of an obscure comic strip hero stands as a tribute to patriotic service and a cautionary tale about embracing fads.
Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower

A focal point of in Denver’s skyline for over a century, inspired by a Venetian basilica.
Lakewood, Colorado

Davies' Chuck Wagon Diner

One man's love for East Coast diner culture brought an entire eatery all the way from New Jersey to Colorado.
Morrison, Colorado

Walker Mansion Ruins

This massive home was constructed by one of the greatest conservationists in Colorado history.
Cañon City, Colorado

Skyline Drive

This razorback ridgeline has doubled as a scenic drive since the early 1900s.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado's Airplane Restaurant

This Boeing KC-97 tanker is now a restaurant for aviation lovers.
Cañon City, Colorado

Garden Park Fossil Area

The site of the "Bone Wars" between two rival paleontologists during the dinosaur rush of the 19th century.
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
Cripple Creek, Colorado

Christmas Casino & Inn

Inside this casino, visitors are treated to slot machines and a rare German Christmas pyramid.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

This grand stone tower was dedicated to a famed American humorist almost by coincidence.
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
Hot Springs, South Dakota

Mammoth Site

This prehistoric sinkhole lured exclusively male mammoths to their death, much to the delight of science.
Keystone, South Dakota

Hall of Records in Mount Rushmore

Hidden behind Lincoln's head is a 70-foot-long chamber containing enamel plates documenting American history, sealed in a teakwood box in a titanium vault.
Audubon, Iowa

Albert The Bull

The World's Largest Bull.
Weskan, Kansas

Mount Sunflower

A whimsical monument marks the highest point in Kansas, not that you could tell by the looks of it.
Topeka, Kansas

Truckhenge

These elevated trucks were put in place as a middle finger to The Man, but are now considered folk art.
Wamego, Kansas

Oz Museum

A wonderful collection of all things Oz is nestled in the heart of Kansas.
Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Tower of Memories

A seven-story 1920s mausoleum outside Denver houses thousands of remains.
Nederland, Colorado

Carousel of Happiness

Inspired by a music box, a small town Vietnam vet carved an entire carousel full of animals by hand.