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Lake Havasu's London Bridge
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu's London Bridge

This immigrant bridge once spanned the Thames but is now a fixture of an Arizona city.
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The left peak is Boundary Peak
Dyer, Nevada

Boundary Peak

The highest point in Nevada had to be decided by court order after California tried to claim it as their own.
37.8473, -118.3514
Art-o-mat.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Art-o-mat

These banned cigarette vending machines now sell little pieces of pocket-sized art.
36.1099, -115.1754
Aerial photograph of Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
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The lobby of the Beauty Bubble.
Joshua Tree, California

Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum

The quirky salon doubles as a a retro museum run by the world's leading "hairstorian."
34.1345, -116.3140
Hall of Mosses Photos
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees.
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I Street Bridge
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States.
38.5866, -121.5076
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
33.9389, -118.2419
Redd Foxx Walk Of Fame
West Hollywood, California

Redd Foxx Walk Of Fame

An informal walk of fame in front of a Hollywood office building remembers a comedic great and his associates.
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Female lion
Amboy, California

Guardian Lions of Route 66

A pair of large white marble lions guard this stretch of the Mojave Desert, and it is utterly mysterious how they got there.
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Mountain lion.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Mystic Falls Park

This vintage animatronics show is the Vegas version of a walk through the woods.
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Abandoned Kiel Ranch, circa 1933.
North Las Vegas, Nevada

Kiel Ranch

An 1870s ranch for pioneers, rodeo stars, and divorcees was abandoned and left for dead, until the city reopened it for exploration.
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Cajon Pass on Route 66 (Flickr/JoulesVintage)
Hesperia, California

Summit Inn Restaurant

The last Americana on Route 66.
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(Flickr/American Backroom)
Oro Grande, California

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

A forest of 200 bottle trees along Route 66.
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Baker, Nevada

Lehman Caves

A Gothic Palace, endless stalagmites, and pseudoscorpions wait within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
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A Horse With No Mane in a 1918 Essex
Baker, Nevada

Permanent Wave Society

A whimsical, punny collection of "fence art" outside the tiny mountain town of Baker, Nevada.
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Path to the six charcoal ovens
White Pine County, Nevada

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

These huge stone ovens in the desert fueled the Nevada silver boom, and may have also been a hideout for outlaws.
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St. Thomas ruins.
Clark County, Nevada

St. Thomas, Nevada

This former Mormon settlement is only now reemerging from the receding waters of Lake Mead.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
A piece of the Berlin Wall decorates the casino's men's room.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Berlin Wall Urinal

A piece of the iconic wall found an unlikely new home in a Vegas bathroom.
36.1743, -115.1453
The Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Erotic Heritage Museum

Thousands of artifacts relating to human sexuality, including the world's largest sex bike.
36.1300, -115.1744
Big Edge appearing to defy gravity
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Big Edge

A giant open-air sculpture made of over 200 full-sized boats.
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Make your own escape through the historic lobby
Tucson, Arizona

Hotel Congress

Sleep where gangsters fell amidst smoke and flame, with nary a bullethole to show for the legendary struggle.
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The Paste Eater's grave in Goldfield Pioneer Cemetery.
Goldfield, Nevada

Paste Eater's Grave

Eulogizing an unknown man's unusual demise.
37.7161, -117.2520
Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of The Desert" is now a haunting ruin acting as a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
34.9482, -116.6875