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Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 58-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Old Courthouse Museum

Museum of the Old South that never was.
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Chaffee Barbershop Museum

Where Elvis Presley received his first Army buzz cut.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Agua Dulce, California

Vasquez Rocks

Named after a bandit and the star of several Hollywood prehistoric landscapes, these sandstone formations are a historical part of the Los Angeles natural landscape.
Dearborn, Michigan

Edison's Last Breath at the Henry Ford Museum

Housed in the Henry Ford museum is a test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's last breath.
Frankenmuth, Michigan

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

World's largest Christmas store.
Tularosa, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Redford, Texas

Contrabando

An abandoned movie set in the desert of West Texas.
Terlingua, Texas

Lajitas Ghost Town

Ghost town with a beer-drinking goat for mayor.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

World's tallest statue of an American hero.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead."
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
Austin, Texas

Big Bertha Drum

Controversially claiming the title of world's biggest bass drum, UT's Big Bertha was once made radioactive by the Manhattan Project.
Ingram, Texas

Stonehenge II

A recreated stonehenge stands in country field, with Easter Island moai heads standing as sentries.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

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