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The Chapel has a commanding presence (Flickr/Nick Humphries)
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
34.8321, -111.7667
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
34.8158, -109.8649
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
34.3431, -112.1007
The small bathroom.
Peach Springs, Arizona

Grand Canyon Caverns Underground Suite

One of the largest, oldest, darkest, quietest motel rooms in the world.
35.5299, -113.2403
Upper canyon. (Wikimedia Commons)
Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
36.8618, -111.3743
Crater Parking Lot, Mountain in the Distance 2007
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
Frederick, Maryland

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

A Civil War Museum with some notable medical antiques.
39.4139, -77.4094
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
34.1184, -118.3004
The sign. Simple.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66: End of the Trail

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
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(Flickr/Courtarro)
Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Dramatic river bend surrounds a natural red-rocked pedestal.
36.8781, -111.5116
Herriman, Utah

Kennecott Utah Copper-Bingham Canyon Mine

Largest man-made excavation on earth!
40.5312, -112.1375
Granite lying on top of the softer, younger sandstone.
Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain

A geological mystery on Camelback Mountain.
33.5142, -111.9738
Catoctin Furnace
Thurmont, Maryland

Catoctin Furnace

A pre-Industrial Age iron furnace that made arms for George Washington’s army.
39.5812, -77.4344
John Brown's Fort as it appears today
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
39.3230, -77.7296
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
38.5641, -110.7048
Shiprock, a rock formation in New Mexico
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

Legends surround this jagged rock formation in the New Mexico desert.
36.6867, -108.8364
The ruins of Chetro Ketl in Chaco Canyon.
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.
36.0551, -107.9540
Bisti Badlands
Farmington, New Mexico

Bisti Badlands

Seemingly grown on some other world, these New Mexico rock formations look like a disused science fiction set.
36.3045, -108.1187
The Church Rock
Monticello, Utah

Church Rock

Oddly shaped rock formation, misassociated with a nearby utopian community.
38.0740, -109.3452
Paw Paw Tunnel
Oldtown, Maryland

Paw Paw Tunnel

Despite violent work crews and massive delays this abandoned canal tunnel was built to last into the modern day.
39.5504, -78.4629
Badwater Basin
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
36.2503, -116.8258
Artist's Drive
Inyo County, California

Artist's Drive

Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
36.3299, -116.8300
Inyo, California

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move.
36.6816, -117.5633
Snowdon
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
53.0685, -4.0762