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El Prado, New Mexico

Earthships

These aggressively sustainable art homes look like something out of 1970's science fiction.
Sandia Park, New Mexico

TinkerTown

"I did this all while you were watching TV."
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Little Beaver Town

An abandoned amusement park based on the popular 1940s Red Ryder comic strip.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Hatch, New Mexico

Sparky's

A wealth of pop culture statuary and green chile dishes give this roadside restaurant clout.
Austin, Texas

Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Marfa, Texas

Hotel Paisano

A little stop along the Texas highway where Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed while shooting the 1955 film "Giant."
Marfa, Texas

Building 98

A World War II officers' club features Old West murals painted by German POWs.
Marfa, Texas

Chinati Foundation

Minimalist modern art on a repurposed military base in rural Texas.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Durango, Colorado

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

This spectacular track has run continuously since 1882.
Cuba, New Mexico

Crow Canyon Petroglyphs

One of the American Southwest's most extensive collections of Navajo Rock art.
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

Legends surround this jagged rock formation in the New Mexico desert.
Magdalena, New Mexico

Gila Cliff Dwellings

These ruins of a pre-Columbian cliff village are among the most beautiful and well preserved in New Mexico.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Museum of International Folk Art: Girard Wing

Sprawling collection of over 106,000 toys from around the world.
Los Cerrillos, New Mexico

Los Cerrillos

This sparsely populated town offers a look back in time.
Los Cerrillos, New Mexico

Origami in the Garden

Giant origami sculptures tucked into desert scenery beckon passers-by to explore further.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pueblo Montaño Chainsaw Sculpture Garden

When life gave this firefighter a forest fire, he made a rough-hewn sculpture park using a chainsaw.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Auto Hawk

A sculpture of a flying hawk made from colorful car doors.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Musical Highway

If drivers cross the rumble strip on this stretch of Route 66 at just the right speed it plays "America the Beautiful."
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
Lordsburg, New Mexico

Fraggle Rock

The outcropping is graffitied with the name of the beloved musical Muppet television series.