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Baker, California

Mojave Megaphone

No one's quite sure why there's a metal megaphone bolted on two rocks in the middle of the Mojave Desert.
Goffs, California

Goffs Schoolhouse Museum

Built as a schoolhouse in 1914, this Mission-style building has also served as a dancehall, a library, an Army canteen, and now a cultural museum.
Laughlin, Nevada

Laughlin Labyrinths

A series of labyrinths in the Nevada desert inspire meditation and calmness.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Kingman, Arizona

'Giganticus Headicus'

A tribute to the statues of Easter Island along Route 66.
Kingman, Arizona

Kingman Explosion Memorial

A memorial to the firefighters who died in an industrial disaster is housed in a small public park.
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.
Stekene, Belgium

Hotel Casanus

Somewhere there is a giant who can no longer poop, but now travelers can stay inside his anus.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Ragged Ass Road

This stretch of Canadian road was named after a nickname that stuck so hard the city had to keep it.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Studio Payne Art Gallery and Oddities Shop

Admire the art and then buy a raccoon skull cleaned by flesh-eating beetles.
St Paul, Minnesota

Western Sculpture Park

An underappreciated sculpture garden just a few blocks from the capitol building.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

'Miracle on Ice' Statue

This statue of Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks immortalizes one of the greatest moments in American sports history.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Vision of Peace (Indian God of Peace)

World's largest carved onyx figure stands as a tribute to enduring peace.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatán Peninsula is adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Temozón, Mexico

Cenote Hubiku

This popular cave pool is truly magical, despite the crowds.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman

Found down a long dirt road, a sacred Mexican cenote and 18th-century hacienda remain hidden.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote Zací

If you can look past the nearby sewer pipes, this urban sinkhole grotto is a mini-paradise.
Yalcobá, Mexico

Cenote Palomitas

Take a dip beneath the stalactites in this amazing cenote.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Polé (Xcaret Archaeological Site)

One of Mexico's least-visited archaeological sites is tucked away inside a theme park.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Little River, California

Pygmy Forest Trail

A raised boardwalk winds through a thicket of stunted, century-old trees no more than nine feet tall.
Sponsored by Lincoln
North Las Vegas, Nevada

Kiel Ranch

An 1870s ranch for pioneers, rodeo stars, and divorcees was abandoned and left for dead, until the city reopened it for exploration.
Santa Margarita, California

Wallace Creek

The San Andreas Fault spectacularly offsets this creek.
Three Rivers, California

Glowing Millipedes of Sequoia National Park

These millipedes glow not out of attraction, but as a not-too-subtle warning.
Stockton, California

Pixie Woods

This hidden amusement park is a magical escape for kids and kids-at-heart.