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Fort Sumner, New Mexico

Bosque Redondo Memorial

A somber monument commemorates the site of a Native American reservation marked by suffering.
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Cemetery

A high-octane shrine to the greatest Texans who ever lived.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Wheeler Ferris Wheel

The surprising home of the iconic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel.
Winkler County, Texas

Wink Sink

Two massive and unstable sinkholes are yearning to unite, and their consummation could be catastrophic.
El Paso, Texas

John Wesley Hardin's Grave

A prison-like structure guards the remains of a notorious Old West outlaw.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Alamogordo Landfill

Buried beneath the New Mexico sands are believed to be millions of copies of Atari's E.T. video game.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

La Equis (The X)

A giant "X" symbolizes the blood spilled from the brutal Juarez drug wars.
Ashland, Kansas

St. Jacob's Well

Stories of sightless fish and ghostly cowboys are only a fraction of the legends surrounding this Kansas sinkhole.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

109 East Palace

This innocuous New Mexico storefront was once the secret jump-off spot for Manhattan Project scientists.
Shamrock, Texas

U-Drop Inn

Once in disrepair, this popular Texas stop along iconic Route 66 has been restored to its past glory.
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
Fredericksburg, Texas

National Museum of the Pacific War

Modern technology and live displays tell the story of the Pacific during WWII for the Internet generation.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Lightning Rod

The monument's pointy aluminum tip has been melted down by repeated lightning strikes.
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.
Mineral Wells, Texas

The Baker Hotel

Crumbling hotel echoes with the sounds of the '30s.
Goodwell, Oklahoma

Øvret Peltesh

At Oklahoma Panhandle State University, a plaque marks a place once known as No Man's Land in the linear world and the fictional Kcymaerxthaere as well.
San Jon, New Mexico

Glenrio Ghost Town

The old Route 66 town straddling Texas and New Mexico died along with the Main Street of America.
Goodwell, Oklahoma

No Man's Land Historical Museum

On a college campus in the Oklahoma panhandle a museum honors the last piece of the contiguous United States to be classified as No Man's Land.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Magdalena, New Mexico

The Very Large Array

Twenty-seven massive radio antennas on the high plains of New Mexico search for life on other planets.