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Pensacola Beach, Florida

Pensacola Futuro House

Pensacola's UFO home has withstood many hurricanes—just as the experimental 1960s design intended.
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
St. Augustine, Florida

Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone

In this case, 'zero' marks the spot where the iconic Old Spanish Trail ends.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
Galveston, Texas

The Kettle House

This tiny, hurricane-resistant house in Galveston is one of the city's most notable architectural oddities.
Galveston, Texas

S. S. Selma

A decaying concrete oil tanker served as a disposal location for bootleg hootch.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

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

Prada Marfa

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

Ubehebe Crater

A massive hydrovolcanic explosion left a half-mile wide crater in Death Valley.
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
Winterhaven, California

Valley of the Names

Since World War II people have been decorating this stretch of the Yuma desert with signatures arranged out of rocks.
Palm Desert, California

Smiler's Point

This simple highway curve has become a comedic pilgrimage site.
Long Beach, California

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
San Simeon, California

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

This stretch of beach along California's central coast is a busy highway for the largest seal in the northern hemisphere.
Inyo County, California

Teakettle Junction

Travelers leave tea kettles in a remote part of Death Valley as part of a mysterious, decades-old tradition.
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

An abandoned network of military bunkers and tunnels open for anyone willing to descend into the darkness.
Leavenworth, Washington

Iron Goat Trail

The site of the Wellington avalanche, one of the America's worst railroad disasters.
Butte, Montana

Our Lady of the Rockies

High in the Rockies the third largest statue in the U.S. opens her welcoming arms, and lights up the night sky.
Boulder, Montana

Elkhorn Ghost Town

This off-the-beaten-path abandoned town is a relic of Montana's silver mining boom.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.