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Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay

The world's brightest bioluminescent bay.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Garita del Diablo

Legend tells how a Spanish soldier disappeared from this isolated sentry box without a trace.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Ruins of San Nicolás de Bari Hospital

The first hospital in the New World.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Alcázar de Colón

After Christopher Columbus died, his son built a fancy house to rule from.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The Sundial of Santo Domingo

The first official clock in North America, it kept time for the Spanish government of Santo Domingo.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Fortaleza Ozama (Ozama Fortress)

The oldest colonial fortress in the Americas was once the home and later prison of Christopher Columbus.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Incarnation

Built in 1512, the oldest cathedral in the Americas.
Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.
Reno, Nevada

Old Reno Arch

The arch that celebrated the completion of the Lincoln and Victory highways.
Incline Village, Nevada

The Flume Trail

A breathtaking 19th-century trail overlooks Lake Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe, California

Vikingsholm Castle

One woman's Viking Castle on Lake Tahoe.
Austin, Nevada

Toiyabe Crest Trail

This little-used trail winds through the highest mountain range in central Nevada with sections around 10,000 feet.
Wells, Nevada

Metropolis Ghost Town

An ill-fated attempt to grow wheat in the sagebrush steppe of northeastern Nevada.
Lamoille, Nevada

Lamoille Canyon

Drive up a paved road into "Nevada's Yosemite" for exquisite views and mountain hiking in an alpine setting.
Baker, Nevada

Baker Archaeological Site

This ancient village provides insight into the complexity of the pre-Columbian Fremont Culture.
Eureka, Nevada

Eureka County Courthouse

The current Eureka County Courthouse replaced an all-wooden structure that had previously been an ice-skating rink.
Round Mountain, Nevada

Diana's Punch Bowl

Located in the remote Monitor Valley, this travertine bowl contains a scalding pool of water.
Clark County, Nevada

Double Negative

This massive geographical sculpture is so subtle, it's possible to pass by it without noticing.
Moapa, Nevada

Arrow Canyon

A hidden slot canyon in the southern Nevada desert makes an unexpected oasis and scenic hike.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Office of Collecting and Design

Decades' worth of lost and forgotten objects make up the collection of this tantalizingly odd little museum.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Art-o-mat

These banned cigarette vending machines now sell little pieces of pocket-sized art.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'Bliss Dance'

An enormous illuminated figure dances on the Las Vegas strip.
Boulder City, Nevada

Black Canyon National Water Trail

See Hoover Dam and the bypass bridge from a perspective usually off-limits to the public, and float the upper part of the Black Canyon National Water Trail.
Boulder City, Nevada

Historic Railroad Hiking Trail

An old railroad grade built for the construction of Hoover Dam is now a recreational trail featuring several tunnels and sweeping views of Lake Mead.