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Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
Amarillo, Texas

Combine City

These half-buried combine harvesters just off Route 66 are an homage to the Cadillac Ranch.
Panhandle, Texas

VW Slug Bug Ranch

A small car graveyard sits in the shadow of the famous Cadillac Ranch.
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
Vega, Texas

World's Largest Branding Iron

The Milburn-Price Culture Museum in Vega offers a brand-name oversized cultural attraction.
Corona, New Mexico

'Cowboy Ruckus'

Catch two 18-foot-tall ranchers mid-brawl as you drive by on Highway 285.
Tuba City, Arizona

Moenave Dinosaur Tracks

One of the most extensive and well-preserved collections of dinosaur footprints in North America.
Cameron, Arizona

Cameron Trading Post

More than a century old, this trading post resides in the Navajo Nation.
Tonalea, Arizona

Cow Springs Trading Post

The graffiti-covered ruins of an abandoned trading post in the middle of Navajo Nation.
Kayenta, Arizona

Burger King Navajo Code Talkers Display

Hidden inside this Arizona fast food franchise is an in-depth exhibit on the famed WWII counterintelligence program.
Halchita, Utah

Forrest Gump Point

The location where the iconic movie character declared it was time to go home.
Bluff, Utah

17 Room Ruin

A well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan ruin tucked beneath a desert cliff.
Monticello, Utah

Hole n" the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.
Monticello, Utah

Church Rock

Oddly shaped rock formation, misassociated with a nearby utopian community.
Torrey, Utah

Factory Butte

A striking, menacing sandstone peak towering above a landscape that's equal parts Mordor and the Moon.
Hanksville, Utah

Hollow Mountain

At this gas station in the middle of the desert, a convenience store has been carved directly into the rock.
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
Twin Falls, Idaho

Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Jump Site

Where the famed daredevil attempted to launch himself across a canyon in a custom-built rocket.
Kimberly, Idaho

Shoshone Falls

These falls, sometimes called the "Niagara of the West," still put on a good show at the right time of year.
Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls Waterfall

One of the "twins" in these falls on the Snake River was sacrificed for hydropower generation in the 1930s.
Zillah, Washington

Teapot Dome Service Station

Perhaps the world's only gas station inspired by a political scandal.
Toppenish, Washington

Toppenish Murals

Over 75 historically themed murals grace the walls of a small Washington city.
Regent, North Dakota

Enchanted Highway Sculptures

One man's quest to save his town with a trail of record-breaking sculptures.
Midland, South Dakota

Skeleton Man Walking Skeleton Dinosaur

Just a man taking his prehistoric pet for a stroll.