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Norman, Oklahoma

Pentaceratops Skull: Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

The largest land animal skull ever discovered.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Wichita Mountains Buffalo Herd

American bison herd descending directly from a Bronx Zoo breeding program that saved the species from extinction.
San Angelo, Texas

Blood Lake: the O.C. Fisher Reservoir

The end of times arrives, at least for the fish in the O.C. Fisher Reservoir.
San Francisco, California

Raygun Gothic Rocket Ship

A rococo retro-futurist future-rustic vernacular between yesterday’s tomorrow and the future that never was.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Iceland

Bridge Between Continents

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates.
Heavener, Oklahoma

Heavener Runestone

One believer transformed a local curiosity into proof of Vikings on the Great Plains.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Woolaroc

An oil baron's wild paradise and the winner of an ill-fated air race.
Rugby, North Dakota

The Geographical Center of North America

A monument to a town's status as the center of the continent is off by a few miles.
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

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

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
Tularosa, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Socorro, New Mexico

Trinity Atomic Bomb Site

Once a year, visitors can tour the desolate site that birthed the Atomic Age.
Datil, New Mexico

The Very Large Array

Twenty-seven massive radio antennas on the high plains of New Mexico search for life on other planets.
Blythe, California

Blythe Intaglios

Ancient human, animal, and geometric figures drawn in the earth.
Inyo, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
Picher, Oklahoma

Picher

The most toxic town in America.
Lebanon, Kansas

Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States

Small plaque marks the spot, but the true center is located about half a mile away on a private pig farm.
Inyo, California

Scotty's Castle

Abandoned Jazz Age Dream Home and Con Man's Hide-Out in Death Valley Desert.
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush era ghost town.