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Battle Mountain, Nevada

Armpit of America

Small Nevada town embraced its designation as the "Armpit of America" with an Old Spice-sponsored festival.
Watson Lake, Yukon Territory

Watson Lake Sign Post Forest

Roadside collection of 65,000 signs.
Imlay, Nevada

Thunder Mountain Monument

The self-made house sculpture of an outsider artist who named himself "Chief Rolling Thunder."
Boise, Idaho

Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Jail from the 19th century that was built by inmates.
Churchill, Nevada

The Shoe Tree of Middlegate

A tree bears footwear on the loneliest road in America.
Corinne, Utah

The Spiral Jetty

An earthwork sculpture built by Robert Smithson in the Great Salt Lake only reemerges during drought.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Running under an entire mountain, the longest highway tunnel in North America is kept fresh using portal fans and jet fans.
Whittier, Alaska

Whittier, Alaska

This small city where almost everyone lives in the same building can only be reached via North America's longest tunnel.
Anchorage, Alaska

Worlds Largest Chocolate Waterfall

While not recognized by Guinness, this chocolate waterfall is likely to be the world's largest.
Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Resources Library and Information Services

This Alaskan library may be the only one in the country that allows you to check out pieces of taxidermy.
Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk

A high school astronomy enthusiast designed this model of our solar system to be traversed on foot.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

A hidden garden of stones engraved with scriptures, a Joseph Smith Sphinx, all carved by one man.
Talkeetna, Alaska

Dr. Seuss House aka The Goose Creek Tower

This whimsical stacked cabin looks like something out of a children's book.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Ice Museum

Mind-blowing carvings and fantasy ice scenes grace the largest year-round ice environment in the world.
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.
Seattle, Washington

Dandelion Botanical Company

Essence of hound's tongue and tincture of bloodroot are just the tip of the herbalist iceberg at this beautiful, impressively-stocked apothecary.
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
Seattle, Washington

Freeway Park

The first park to ever be built over a freeway was a brutalist masterwork.
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
Seattle, Washington

The Red Hall at Seattle's Central Library

A colorful architectural gem in Seattle's uniquely modern Central Library.