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Pecos, New Mexico

Pecos National Historical Park

Despite time, colonization, and the brutal New Mexican heat, these Pueblo ruins still stand.
Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Jemez Springs Soda Dam

The 7,000-year-old calcium carbonate formation creates a magnificent natural bridge.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Fuller Lodge Art Center

Once a dining hall for boarding school students, this lodge was a popular haunt for nuclear physicists working on the Manhattan Project.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bradbury Science Museum

This museum started as a collection of Manhattan Projects and continues to add exhibits as they are declassified.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Main Gate Park

This building is a recreation of the gatehouse that separated Los Alamos from the outside world during the era of the Manhattan Project.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Camel Rock

A natural formation that resembles a camel resting in the New Mexico desert.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

The official atomic museum of the United States explores the explosive and productive history of a much maligned energy source.
Grants, New Mexico

Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano

A frozen oasis lies beneath the scorching New Mexico desert.
Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument

The hallowed remains of a 900-year old Ancestral Pueblo great house.
Nageezi, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
Fort Mohave, Arizona

Fort Mojave Twins

Two geoglyphs that are truly unique to North America.
Oatman, Arizona

Oatman

This once-booming Gold Rush town is now home to a herd of feral donkeys.
Golden Valley, Arizona

Fish Bowl Spring

A secret fresh water spring for animals and humans alike hidden along the most famous road in the United States.
Uppsala, Sweden

Burial Site of Carl Linnaeus

The final resting place of the father of modern biological taxonomy.
Lancaster, California

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Each year these high desert hills are absolutely covered with poppy flowers in a surreal show of nature.
Thermopolis, Wyoming

Hot Springs State Park

The world's largest mineral hot springs is home to a herd of bison, a free public bath house, beautiful mineral formations, and a terrifying swinging bridge.
Casper, Wyoming

The 'M' Building and Tower

Locally known as the "Onion” and the "Egg Beater,” Casper’s most recognizable buildings are beloved local landmarks to many, and eyesores to others.
Jet, Oklahoma

Great Salt Plains

This unique landscape is the only place in the world to dig for hourglass-selenite crystals.
Knights Ferry, California

Knights Ferry Covered Bridge

The longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River.
Panguitch, Utah

The Cassidy Trail

Local lore holds that Butch Cassidy took an escape route through Red Canyon's sandstone hoodoos after an attempted murder.
Cologne, Germany

Cologne's Love Locks Bridge

Thousands of tourists and residents in Cologne affix "love padlocks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to symbolize their affections.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay Maritime Museum

A wealth of seafaring history displayed on the California coast.
Arlington, Virginia

George Washington Memorial Parkway

This isn't your average roadway—it's actually a National Park and a transportation pioneer.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.