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Galveston, Texas

S. S. Selma

A decaying concrete oil tanker served as a disposal location for bootleg hootch.
29.3441, -94.7868
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Water Gardens

A modernist landscape of water and sci-fi concrete.
32.7477, -97.3266
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
39.7324, -105.0049
Echo Amphitheatre
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

Echo Amphitheater

Natural sonic phenomenon comes with a grisly legend of murder and blood.
36.6163, -106.7235
Bandalier National Monument
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument

A small metropolis of Pueblo cave dwellings have been carved right into the hillside of this national monument.
35.7789, -106.3211
Crosses on fence in parking lot.
Chimayo, New Mexico

El Santuario de Chimayo

This popular pilgrimage site offers a hole filled with holy healing dirt.
35.9893, -105.9317
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
35.6858, -105.9377
De Vargas Street House
Santa Fe, New Mexico

De Vargas Street House

This southwest-styled home in Santa Fe claims to be the oldest house in America thanks to an ancient bit of foundation.
35.6836, -105.9374
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
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
Casa Bonita
Lakewood, Colorado

Casa Bonita

At this Denver landmark, the meals are compulsory, the sopapillas are complimentary, and the insanity is everywhere.
39.7419, -105.0709
Bill, bathed in everlasting light
Golden, Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The final resting place of American icon Buffalo Bill, and a museum that aids in telling his tale.
39.7333, -105.2386
Sculptured House
Golden, Colorado

Sculptured House

This iconic science fiction house still looks like something from the future.
39.7009, -105.2771
Balanced Rock
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Scott Harrison built this just for you
Nederland, Colorado

Carousel of Happiness

Inspired by a music box, a small town Vietnam vet carved an entire carousel full of animals by hand.
39.9598, -105.5095
Palaeovespa florissantia, a fossil wasp, forms the logo for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. (Wikimedia Commons)
Divide, Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
38.9428, -105.1727
Mountain Goat
Evergreen, Colorado

Mount Evans Scenic Byway

The highest paved road in North America winds its way up Mount Evans in Colorado to an altitude of 14,130 feet above sea level.
39.5883, -105.6438
Hanging Lake
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake

Crystal clear lake with a shoreline of travertine located in a Colorado canyon.
39.6014, -107.1918
Climax, Colorado
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.
39.3676, -106.1880
Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Teahouse

This tea house was a hand-built gift from Boulder's sister city in Tajikstan.
40.0157, -105.2770
Moonlight tower at night
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
30.2717, -97.7452
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
29.3614, -98.4783