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Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

This funicular railway rumbles along for a mile up the nearly vertical face of Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
Olive Branch, Mississippi

Brussel's Bonsai Nursery

Walk through row upon row of manicured miniature trees at the United States' largest bonsai nursery.
Cherokee, Alabama

Key Underwood Coon Dog Cemetery

A cemetery for only coon hounds in northwest Alabama.
Iuka, Mississippi

Woodall Mountain

The highest point in Mississippi is a hilltop that was once used to bombard a nearby town with artillery.
Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Presley Birthplace

Two-room shotgun shack in Tupelo, Mississippi and birthplace of a King.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Rodeo Animal Cemetery

Behind the Cowboy Hall of Fame is a burial ground for good horses and a famed rodeo bull.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Architectural DNA

An old spiral fire escape dangles above a public courtyard in Midtown Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Wheeler Ferris Wheel

The surprising home of the iconic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Factory Obscura Mix-Tape

An immersive art experience built by local arts collaborative, Factory Obscura, in the building formerly known as The Womb, a psychedelic arts center founded by the frontman of the Flaming Lips.
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
Saugerties, New York

Opus 40

One man's swirling six-acre monument of stone.
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.
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
Panhandle, Texas

VW Slug Bug Ranch

Small car graveyard sits in the shadow of the famous Cadillac Ranch.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Amarillo, Texas

Helium Time Columns Monument

A time-capsule monument reminding future generations of the importance of efficient and effective use of natural resources.
Amarillo, Texas

The Second Amendment Cowboy

This constitutionally sound Muffler Man harkens back to the days these attractions were a must-see.
Ouray, Colorado

Ouray Alchemist

A recreation of an Old West apothecary full of curios.
Carbondale, Colorado

Penny Hot Springs

A little-known hot spring haven right below the highway.
Montrose, Colorado

Museum of the Mountain West

An eclectic collection of artifacts from the Wild West is preserved in a remote fictional pioneer town.
Buena Vista, Colorado

Mount Elbert

The highest point in Colorado is a dangerous mix of lightning, jealousy, and thin air.