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Outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (ncindc/Flickr)
Washington, D.C.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Largest Roman Catholic church in North America.
38.9335, -77.0007
Dublin Dr. Pepper being bottled.
Dublin, Texas

Dublin Bottling Works

This soda factory is one of the last in America to use real cane sugar despite the protestations of Dr. Pepper.
32.0843, -98.3426
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
San Angelo, Texas

Blood Lake: the O.C. Fisher Reservoir

The end of times arrives, at least for the fish in the O.C. Fisher Reservoir.
31.4945, -100.5124
Brackettville, Texas

Alamo Village

Remembering the Alamo with a full-scale replica of the 1836 city.
29.4384, -100.3945
Guadalupe Peak
Culberson County, Texas

Guadalupe Peak

The highest point in Texas is capped by a big silver pyramid.
31.8912, -104.8605
Ruins at Pueblo of Isleta.
Bosque Farms, New Mexico

Pueblo of Isleta

This centuries-old pueblo church houses the body of a Franciscan friar who is said to be a rare "incorruptible" corpse.
34.9070, -106.6809
Lincoln County Courthouse/Museum as it appears today
Lincoln, New Mexico

Lincoln County Courthouse

The site of Billy the Kid’s most famous escape and the end to the Lincoln County War.
33.4937, -105.3908
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
35.6858, -105.9377
Crosses on fence in parking lot.
Chimayo, New Mexico

El Santuario de Chimayo

This popular pilgrimage site offers a hole filled with holy healing dirt.
35.9893, -105.9317
Christ of the Ozarks
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Christ of the Ozarks

This monumental Jesus is often referred to as "Our Milk Carton With Arms."
36.3945, -93.7125
Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

This futuristically sylvan church is a glass-enclosed marvel of modern architecture.
36.4148, -93.7718
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Quigley's Castle

The Ozarks' strangest dwelling.
36.3452, -93.7547
Photo by Sarah McDonald
Cullman, Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto

A miniature city built by a single hunchbacked monk.
34.1753, -86.8165