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Marfa, Texas

Chinati Foundation

Minimalist modern art on a repurposed military base in rural Texas.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
Fort Worth, Texas

Cowgirl Hall of Fame

A Texas museum filled with Broncos and Betties.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

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

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
Mineral Wells, Texas

The Baker Hotel

Crumbling hotel echoes with the sounds of the '30s.
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
Marfa, Texas

Marfa Lights

Mysterious glowing orbs float through the desert night.
Ingram, Texas

Stonehenge II

A recreated Stonehenge stands in a country field, complete with Easter Island moai heads standing as sentries.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
Austin, Texas

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

This failed condo development was reborn as a street art hub.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

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

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Water Gardens

A modernist landscape of water and sci-fi concrete.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges

The atmospheric road was never meant to be so creepy.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Wiang, Thailand

House of Opium

A small museum in the Golden Triangle tells the story of the opium drug trade that gripped Northern Thailand.
Tambon Phai Cham Sin, Thailand

Thailand's Biggest Buddha

The golden Buddha statue at the Wat Muang Monastery is the tallest in Thailand, and the ninth-tallest in the world.
Bangkok, Thailand

Cabbages & Condoms

A condom-covered Thai restaurant that is more concerned with birth control than food.
Nang Lae, Thailand

Baan Dam - Black House

An entire elephant skeleton, snake skin table runner, and thousands of animal remains become art in Thailand's Black House.