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Eureka, Nevada

Eureka County Courthouse

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

"Snowshoe" Thompson Memorial Statue

A statue commemorating the heroic life of a Viking postman who was the Godfather of California skiing.
Austin, Nevada

U.S. Route 50

Officially named the "Loneliest Road in America" this barren stretch of Nevada road offers almost nothing but sky and open fields.
Austin, Nevada

Nevada State Route 722

US-50 in Nevada is known as "the Loneliest Road in America," but this earlier iteration of the route is even lonelier.
Fallon, Nevada

Sand Mountain

Singing sand that stands as the final remains of an ancient lake.
Fallon, Nevada

Hidden Cave at Grimes Point

This cave was hidden for thousands of years, storing the worldly goods of ancient Native Americans.
Silver Springs, Nevada

Fort Churchill

The ruins of a military outpost from the 1860s form the centerpiece of a Nevada state park.
Austin, Nevada

Stokes Castle

This railroad magnate's 19th century tower is more than a little bit out of place in the Nevada desert.
Churchill, Nevada

The Shoe Tree of Middlegate

A tree bears footwear on the loneliest road in America.
Fallon, Nevada

Middlegate Station

This Old West eatery along America's Loneliest Road was originally a stop on the Pony Express.
Virginia City, Nevada

Red Dog Saloon

A Wild West saloon that helped define a generation of psychedelic rock.
Reno, Nevada

Wilbur D. May Museum

An eccentric millionaire's personal curio collection includes at least one shrunken head.
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
Sparks, Nevada

Scheels Sporting Goods

Curiously, this large sporting goods store features 14 wax representations of American presidents.
Sparks, Nevada

Last Chance Joe

The colossal cartoon man stands outside a Nevada museum.
Washoe County, Nevada

Bonsai Rock, Lake Tahoe

Eastern zen meets Western grit in these four little trees growing out of a rock on Lake Tahoe’s Nevada shore.
Sparks, Nevada

The Generator

Its founder calls it a "proletariat art renaissance".
Reno, Nevada

Guardian of Eden

This 18-foot-tall steel lotus is a meditation on ecological crisis that originally appeared at Burning Man.
Sonora, California

Mark Twain's Cabin

Where the writer penned his famous story about a jumping frog.
Lemon Cove, California

John Muir Statue

This massive statue of John Muir on the side of a California highway was carved from a redwood tree.
Lancaster, California

Civic Musical Road

Finale of "William Tell Overture" can be heard as drivers pass over grooves in the road.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Big Bear Lake, California

Planetarium, Projector, and Science Museum

In the days before HD projectors and IMAX, some of the most powerful projectors belonged to planetariums.
Los Angeles, California

The African American Fire Fighter Museum

Celebrating the accomplishments of Black firefighters in Los Angeles.