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Mesa, Arizona

Organ Stop Pizza

Come for the pizza, stay for the organ.
Vail, Arizona

Colossal Cave

Legend says train robbers stashed their gold within the depths of this unusual cave.
Green Valley, Arizona

I-19, America's Only Metric Interstate

After a short-lived attempt to bring America in line with the rest of the world, this road was left in metric.
Phoenix, Arizona

Navajo Code Talkers Tribute

The first permanent memorial to a unique secret weapon of World War II.
Chloride, Arizona

Chloride Ghost Town

All of the 20 occupied houses in this mostly abandoned town feature some curious display of junk art.
Phoenix, Arizona

Curious Nature

In this small Phoenix taxidermy emporium, you can find everything from a squid in a jar to a freeze-dried toad.
Reno, Nevada

Old Reno Arch

The arch that celebrated the completion of the Lincoln and Victory highways.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
Las Vegas, Nevada

Art-o-mat

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

High Roller

The world's tallest ferris wheel takes visitors high above Las Vegas in a spinning party room.
Nekoma, North Dakota

The Pyramid of North Dakota

The remnants of an early American attempt at missile defense.
Golden Valley, Arizona

Santa Claus, Arizona

A Saint Nicholas-themed ghost town in the Mojave desert.
Taylors Falls, Minnesota

Old Man of the Dalles

A stone face watches over the river.
New York, New York

The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

Twice a day one of these tragic bronze mariners drowns with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.
Tucson, Arizona

Ignite Sign Art Museum

This collection of neon icons is preserving Arizona's history, one sign at a time.
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
Roosevelt, Arizona

Tonto National Monument Upper Cliff Dwelling

This 40-room dwelling tucked within a cliff was built by the basin's prehistoric residents.
Pescadero, California

Elephant Seals of Año Nuevo State Park

Once close to extinction, there is no shortage of elephant seals on the beaches of Año Nuevo State Park.
Seattle, Washington

Kurt Cobain's Benches

A sliver of nostalgia in Seattle's Viretta Park.
Tucson, Arizona

Lisa Frank Factory

The fading, forgotten remains of a once bright and booming factory.
Naples, Florida

Clam Pass Beach

A hidden beach at the end of a tunnel of mangrove trees.
Tucson, Arizona

Diamondback Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
San Luis Obispo, California

Cal Poly Architecture Graveyard

A deserted hodgepodge of experimental structures designed by nearby university students.