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Brian Head, Utah

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Erosion and various mineral deposits give this striking canyon its distinct color and soft appearance.
Spanish Fork, Utah

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

Despite sitting firmly in the global cradle of Mormonism this Hare Krishna temple is host to one of the largest color festivals outside India.
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.
Anaconda, Montana

Anaconda Smelter Stack

A smoke stack so large, the Washington Monument could fit inside!
Butte, Montana

Pekin Noodle Parlor

The oldest continuously-operating Chinese restaurant in the United States has been in business since 1911.
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
Arlee, Montana

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

This giant meditative chakra is working on just as many Buddhas as advertised.
Portland, Oregon

The Zymoglyphic Museum

Private collection of art inspired by cabinets of curiosity.
Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
Williams, Oregon

Reames Arborsmith Studios

A botanic garden full of trees twisted into fantastic shapes and positions.
Sutter, California

Sutter Buttes

Rising out of miles of farmland, these buttes are sometimes called the world's smallest mountain range.
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Republic of Uzupis

This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official.
San Francisco, California

Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze

A psychedelic labyrinth on the San Francisco bay.
Inyo County, California

Saline Valley Hot Springs

A hard-to-reach oasis in a desolate corner of Death Valley National Park.
Chiemsee, Germany

Herrenchiemsee Neues Schloss

Originally envisioned by King Ludwig II to rival Versailles, Herrenchiemsee's "New Palace" remains half-gilded for lack of funds.
Tarsdorf, Austria

Fucking, Austria

American soldiers discovered Europe's best one-liner at the end of World War II.
Hamburg, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church

Once the tallest building in the world, this abandoned church is now a monument to the destruction of WWII.
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
Lichtenstein, Germany

Lichtenstein Castle

A striking 12th-century-style castle built on the edge of a cliff.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Quemado, New Mexico

The Lightning Field

In the remote high desert of New Mexico, a strange array of poles beckon fury from above.