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The Big Well
Greensburg, Kansas

The Big Well

The United States' largest hand-dug well is topped with a state-of-the-art museum.
37.6034, -99.2945
Hutchinson, Kansas

Strataca, The Kansas Underground Salt Museum

Home to Hollywood history and a very special salt crystal.
38.0435, -97.8677
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
Zoro (Butterfly) Garden today
San Diego, California

Zoro Garden

Swarms of butterflies cannot compare to the awe inspired by the publicly-funded nakedness once displayed in this sunken garden.
32.7311, -117.1478
The Whaley House, which served as a county courthouse and theater, is open to the public all year. (Alyx Sariol/Atlas Obscura)
San Diego, California

Whaley House

San Diego's most historic and haunted home.
32.7525, -117.1945
Palomar Mountain, California

Palomar Observatory

A world-class observatory in the California desert.
33.3566, -116.8649
Carlsbad, California

The Flower Fields

Stripes of flowers bloom each spring in a 50 acre rainbow of color.
33.1247, -117.3176
The World's Largest Thermometer
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
35.2660, -116.0733
Pegleg Smith Monument
Borrego Springs, California

Pegleg Smith Monument

A monument to a one-legged kidnapper, horse thief, and charlatan asks visitors to throw rocks in a pile.
33.2946, -116.2984
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
1895 Looff Carousel
San Diego, California

1895 Looff Carousel

One of the few remaining carousels built by master amusement park carver Charles I.D. Looff.
32.7086, -117.1690
Old Barracks
Trenton, New Jersey

Old Barracks Museum

One of New Jersey's oldest surviving buildings still bears the mark of our former British overlords.
40.2199, -74.7687