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Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater Virgin Mary

This glass-stain Mary attracted thousands of pilgrims until her head was shattered by a vandal with a slingshot.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
St. Petersburg, Florida

World's Largest Shuffleboard Club

The story of a Floridian city as told through an obscure sport for retirees.
Baker, Nevada

The Bristlecone Pines of the Great Basin

The longest living non-clonal organisms on Earth.
Baker, Nevada

Lehman Caves

A gothic palace of endless stalagmites and pseudoscorpions, wait within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
Wendover, Utah

Metaphor: The Tree of Utah

A 90-foot-tall psychedelic "tree" on the side of the highway has baffled passersby for decades.
Park City, Utah

I-80 Wildlife Overpass

The largest wildlife crossing in Utah allows local fauna to safely traverse the six-lane Interstate 80 at Parleys Canyon.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City Public Library

Visitors to this library are in for a real-world education in modernist architecture.
Genola, Utah

Tintic Standard Reduction Mill

The remains of this early 20th century refinery loom on a mountainside like a graffiti-covered fortress.
Tooele, Utah

Saltair

This concert pavilion on the shore of the Great Salt Lake has been destroyed by fire, water, and disinterest but keeps coming back.
Reno, Nevada

National Bowling Stadium

Bill Murray bowled three straight strikes here at Reno's "Taj Mahal of Tenpins."
Grass Valley, California

Mount Saint Mary's Academy

The oldest continuously operating Catholic school west of the Mississippi.
Willow Creek, California

China Flat Museum Bigfoot Collection

This little museum has an exhibit devoted to the elusive sasquatch.
San Francisco, California

Yerba Buena Tower

Condemned US Navy seaplane control tower turned officers’ club sits atop Yerba Buena Island.
San Francisco, California

Last Known Carville House

The sole surviving relic of the San Francisco neighborhood cobbled together from old horsecars and streetcars.
San Francisco, California

Hotaling Whiskey Warehouse

The largest whiskey stash on the West Coast survived the 1906 fires--but not without heroic effort.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
San Francisco, California

Swedenborgian Church

The rustic cabin-like decor of this Arts and Crafts-style church reflects the love of nature central to its little-known theology.
San Francisco, California

Clarion Alley

This one-block alleyway is stuffed with street art that is colorful, cultural, and intensely political.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Oil Spill

A 120-year oil leak slowly unleashes more gallons of oil than the Exxon/Mobil disaster.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Shul

The only remaining Jewish congregation in Greenpoint.
Brooklyn, New York

Ebbets Field Apartments

The ballpark in "Pigtown" where the Brooklyn Dodgers made their name was replaced with a huge apartment complex.