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Los Angeles, California

Circus Liquor Clown

This iconic neon jester is a local landmark that you might recognize from his cameos in film and television.
Twin Falls, Idaho

I. B. Perrine Bridge

The only bridge in the United States where BASE jumping is legal without a permit year-round.
Riverside, California

Tio's Tacos

Mexican food and folk art.
Riverside, California

The Ark of Citrus

The Citrus Variety Collection at UC Riverside contains two trees of each of the 1,000+ varieties of citrus.
Riverside, California

World’s Largest Paper Cup

A tribute to the disposable cups that were once manufactured here, this 68-foot-tall statue would be difficult to throw away.
Cascade, Colorado

The North Pole

This vintage theme park is peak Christmas kitsch—and it's open all summer.
Leadville, Colorado

Tabor Opera House

In the 1950s, two women saved this grand theater in the Colorado mountains from demolition.
Leadville, Colorado

House With the Eye Museum

This 19th-century house museum features a horse-drawn hearse and other antique oddities.
Fallon, Nevada

Lahontan Dam and the Newlands Project

The first project by the Bureau of Reclamation illustrates both the upsides and downsides of reclamation.
Truckee, California

Donner Pass Summit Tunnels

The now-abandoned tunnels were built for the transcontinental railroad on the route where the first wagon train entered California.
Loyalton, California

Kyburz Flat

A Native American petroglyph, the site of an emigrants' waystation, and the ruins of an early 20th-century sheep camp are all found at this crossroads.
Forestville, California

Davingy Art Park

Eccentric sculptures made from repurposed materials peppers this former farm.
San Francisco, California

The Last Standard Oil Company Gas Station in California

Chevron maintains one “Standard” brand station per state so it doesn’t lose the trademark.
Mill Valley, California

Nike Missile Site SF-88L

Ride on a fully-restored Nike nuclear-tipped missile elevator from the Cold War.
Anchorage, Alaska

Earthquake Park

The now-serene site of the largest earthquake ever recorded in North America.
Seward, Alaska

Iditarod Mile 0 Marker

The beginning of the historic Iditarod Trail connecting the Alaskan cities of Seward and Nome.
Inverness, California

KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station

An enchanting tunnel of cypress trees leads to an old morse code station still used today.
Newbury Park, California

Stagecoach Inn Museum

A basement full of treasures lies beneath this inn that has worn many hats throughout its 140+ years.
Camarillo, California

Scary Dairy

Graffiti-covered ruins that were once part of a farm owned by a mental hospital.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Space Murals Museum

The entire history of the U.S. Space Shuttle Program is painted on an enormous roadside water tank.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Recycled Roadrunner Statue

The state bird of New Mexico, constructed entirely out of garbage.
Virginia City, Nevada

The Washoe Club Haunted Museum & Saloon

What once housed a private club catering to Comstock Lode elite is now considered one of the West’s most haunted spaces.
Sponsored by Travel Nevada
Wendover, Utah

Historic Wendover Airfield

This pristine World War II airfield gives a comprehensive look at atomic development and aviation history.
Big Trees, California

The Discovery Tree

California's longest-running tourist attraction is a stump.