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Tucson, Arizona

Garden of Gethsemane

Religious statues built because of one man's bargain with God fill this peaceful sculpture garden.
Newberry Springs, California

Bagdad Cafe

The set location for a 1987 cult classic draws international film buffs to the middle of the Mojave Desert.
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.
San Bernardino County, California

Amboy Crater

This dormant volcanic crater has been converted from a roiling pit of magma to a pleasant hiking spot.
Blythe, California

Blythe Intaglios

Ancient human, animal, and geometric figures drawn in the earth.
Ehrenberg, Arizona

Ehrenberg Pioneer Cemetery

The stone-covered graves lie within the ruins of an Old West ghost town.
Quartzsite, Arizona

Hi Jolly Monument

This memorial pyramid marker honors one of the United States Government's first official camel riders.
Quartzsite, Arizona

The Red Ghost of Quartzsite

A scrap-metal sculpture recalls an infamous 19th-century camel.
Ludlow, California

Ludlow

One of the ghostly stops along Route 66.
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
Sedona, Arizona

Teal McDonald's Arches

The world's only teal arches exist in a city that cares more about its aesthetic than an Instagram influencer.
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
Phoenix, Arizona

Tovrea Castle

A mysterious "wedding cake" castle in the middle of the urban desert.
Phoenix, Arizona

Oak Street Alley Murals

This small, unassuming street is now a canvas for color and creativity.
Phoenix, Arizona

Governor Hunt's Pyramid Tomb

The unusual burial monument of Arizona's first governor.
Green Valley, Arizona

Titan Missile Museum

America's only nuclear missile silo open to the public.
Tucson, Arizona

San Xavier Co-op Farm

Run by members of the Tohono O'odham Nation, this community farm nurtures traditional desert cultivars.
Tucson, Arizona

Mission San Xavier Del Bac

This church on a Tohono O'Odham reservation has stood since 1797.
Picacho, Arizona

Battle of Picacho Pass Monument

A stone pillar marking the location of the westernmost battle of the American Civil War only honors one side of the conflict.
Tucson, Arizona

El Tiradito

Make a wish at what might be America's only Catholic shrine to a sinner.
Tucson, Arizona

Rattlesnake Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
Tucson, Arizona

Hotel Congress

Sleep where gangsters fell amidst smoke and flame, with nary a bullethole to show for the legendary struggle.
Tucson, Arizona

John Dillinger Courtroom

A 1930’s courtroom where John Dillinger and his gang went before a judge.
Tucson, Arizona

El Charro Cafe

One of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the United States air-dries its trademark beef in a dangling outdoor cage.