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Texas City, Texas

Texas City Museum

This huge repository of local history housed in an old J.C.Penney's is home to the largest model train set in Southeast Texas.
Luling, Texas

Luling Watermelon Water Tower

A fruit-loving town welcomes visitors with a giant melon set against the sky.
Smithville, Texas

Giant 'Luecke' Signature

A Texas landowner spelled out his name with three miles of trees, a giant signature that's been used by NASA to evaluate satellite imagery.
Schulenburg, Texas

Painted Churches of Texas

Twenty churches beautifully painted by 19th-century Czech and German immigrants in Texas.
Bellville, Texas

Newman's Castle

A medieval castle in the middle of rural Texas.
Fort Stockton, Texas

Paisano Pete

The second largest roadrunner in the world stands 11 feet tall in his West Texas town.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
Winslow, Arizona

Two Guns

The story of Two Guns, Arizona could easily be described as a Shakespearian tragedy on Route 66.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-foot-diameter hole is touted as "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
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.
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
Jerome, Arizona

Abandoned Jerome Post Office

On the outskirts of a reborn ghost town, a decaying post office remembers the bad old days.
Jerome, Arizona

Gold King Mine Ghost Town

Once the product of an inexplicable gold strike, this ghost town is now home to one man and his love of classic machines.
Prescott, Arizona

Old Governor's Mansion

Arizona's first government hub is a rustic cabin now preserved as part of a historical museum.
La Habra Heights, California

The Hass Avocado Mother Tree

About 80% of all U.S. avocados are descendants of Rudolph Hass's glorious tree.
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.
Long Beach, California

Astronaut Islands

These four islands right offshore have waterfalls, colorful lights, fancy buildings, and a secret purpose.
Tustin, California

Tustin Blimp Hangars

These enormous World War II relics are some of the largest wooden structures in the world.
Newport Beach, California

Bunnyhenge

Fourteen curious and controversial white bunnies sit in a circle near Newport Beach City Hall.
Newport Beach, California

California's Coconut Palm

One of the only known surviving Coconut Palm trees in the entire state of California.
Costa Mesa, California

California Scenario

A small sculpture garden that provides a microcosmic representation of California.
Huntington Beach, California

Don The Beachcomber

This midcentury LA bar was the birthplace of tiki culture.
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture.