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Montezuma Castle National Monument
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
34.6116, -111.8351
View of Casa Loma from the garden
Toronto, Ontario

Casa Loma

A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire.
43.6781, -79.4094
Texas Eiffel Tower
Paris, Texas

Texas Eiffel Tower

In Paris, Texas they have their own Eiffel Tower, it just has a cowboy hat on it.
33.6431, -95.5361
The only non-bug on display.
Panhandle, Texas

VW Slug Bug Ranch

Small car graveyard sits in the shadow of the famous Cadillac Ranch.
35.2155, -101.3837
Exchange Street
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
32.7903, -97.3461
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
36.1706, -115.1443
Goalee game
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

Incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
36.1013, -115.1305
The Traveling Man
Dallas, Texas

The Traveling Man

A trio of colossal statues spread across a Dallas neighborhood chart the emergence of a giant robot born of a locomotive and spilled gin.
32.7858, -96.7885
Poised to go sledding at White Sands National Monument.
Tularosa, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
32.7872, -106.3270
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

The official atomic museum of the United States explores the explosive and productive history of a much maligned energy source.
35.0661, -106.5338
"Tending, (Blue)" by James Turrell at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Dallas, Texas

Dallas Skyspace

See the sky in a new way through this art installation.
32.7886, -96.8006
Little Joe II rocket, the largest ever to be launched from New Mexico
Alamogordo, New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Space History

Home of the International Space Hall of Fame.
32.9216, -105.9206
Hueco Tanks
El Paso, Texas

Hueco Tanks

Natural catch-basin rocks covered in thousands of drawings spanning many millennia.
31.8461, -106.0648
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
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
29.3614, -98.4783
"Ozymandias on the Plains", pictured with the sock vandalism.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
35.1018, -101.9091
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
Amarillo, Texas

Helium Time Columns Monument

A time-capsule monument reminding future generations of the importance of efficient and effective use of natural resources.
35.1996, -101.9133
Bushland, Texas

Floating Mesa

The top of a giant mesa, just outside of Amarillo, appears to float in the sky above.
35.2793, -102.0449
The Baker Hotel in 2006. (Wikimedia Commons)
Mineral Wells, Texas

The Baker Hotel

Crumbling hotel echoes with the sounds of the '30s.
32.8092, -98.1120
Aerial view of camp.
Mineral Wells, Texas

Camp Wolters

Decaying military base deactivated in the 70s is now visited by urban explorers and military enthusiasts.
32.8371, -98.0610
The artesian bottling factory that now houses the Dr Pepper Museum.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Museum in a century-old building dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
31.5551, -97.1294
Main entrance to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas. The statue is of George Erath, Texas Ranger and surveyor of the Waco townsite. (Wikimedia Commons)
Waco, Texas

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Official museum, hall of fame, and repository of the Texas Rangers.
31.5557, -97.1186
Fort Worth, Texas

Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Museum filled with Broncos and Betties.
32.7430, -97.3685