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Harmony Borax Works
Inyo County, California

Harmony Borax Works

This crumbling Death Valley mining complex was known for its use of giant, 20-mule wagon teams.
36.6062, -117.1465
Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace.
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

A music-filled, booze-soaked oasis in the desert.
34.1566, -116.4931
"Pioneertown 1946".
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
34.1564, -116.4986
Tufa tower on south shore of Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
38.0165, -119.0093
The Top - Moro Rock at Sequoia National Park
Three Rivers, California

Moro Rock

400 granite steps were built into this massive rock by the National Park Service.
36.5442, -118.7652
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
Kings Bowl and Great Rift from air. King's Bowl is a phreatic explosion pit 280 feet (90 m) long, 100 feet (30 m) wide, and 100 feet (30 m) deep, caused by lava meeting groundwater and producing a steam explosion 2,200 years ago. (Wikimedia Commons)
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth.
43.4167, -113.5167
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

The world's tallest doric column is this Ohio monument to a naval victory in the War of 1812.
41.6529, -82.8130
Glacial Grooves
Kelleys Island, Ohio

Kelley's Island Glacial Grooves

Deep scars on the earth left by the Ice Age.
41.6136, -82.7054
Peebles, Ohio

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
39.0252, -83.4302
Aerial view of the Fifth Y-Bridge
Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville Y-Bridge

A favorite of Amelia Earhart, ranking among those rare bridges that can be crossed without changing sides of the river.
39.9404, -82.0143
Jolly Green Giant Statue
Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
43.6513, -94.0951
Upper canyon. (Wikimedia Commons)
Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
36.8618, -111.3743
Hi Jolly Monument
Quartzsite, Arizona

Hi Jolly Monument

This memorial pyramid marker honors one of the United States Government's first official camel riders.
33.6641, -114.2362
Green Valley, Arizona

Titan Missile Museum

America's only nuclear missile silo open to the public.
31.9029, -110.9988
Wupatki National Monument
Flagstaff, Arizona

Wupatki National Monument

This historic national park is covered in the stunning ruins of red rock pueblos.
35.5234, -111.3688
Casa Grande Ruins
Coolidge, Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins

Some of the tallest ancient American ruins continue to inspire awe and curiosity.
32.9778, -111.5176
Standin' On the Corner Park
Winslow, Arizona

Standin' On the Corner Park

This public square capitalized on a single Eagles reference to bring some life back to an Arizona town.
35.0235, -110.6977
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
The Chapel has a commanding presence (Flickr/Nick Humphries)
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
34.8321, -111.7667
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
34.8158, -109.8649
From here it looks like a cave, but guess what? It's a bridge.
Pine, Arizona

Tonto Natural Bridge

The largest natural travertine bridge in the world is nestled in a small canyon in central Arizona.
34.3197, -111.4567
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
37.7360, -105.6390
Palaeovespa florissantia, a fossil wasp, forms the logo for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. (Wikimedia Commons)
Divide, Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
38.9428, -105.1727