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Hawk's Nest Highway
Port Jervis, New York

Hawk's Nest Highway

A winding, cliffside stretch of road overlooking the Delaware River.
41.4187, -74.7496
The Newport Tower
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower

Mysterious stone tower featured in many alternative histories of the New World.
41.4858, -71.3099
The cliffs at Calvert Cliffs State Park
Lusby, Maryland

Calvert Cliffs State Park

Captain John Smith thought these cliffs were amazing in 1608 but sharks thought so 20 million years before him.
38.3956, -76.4293
Baltimore, Maryland

George Peabody Library

It's not hard to see why the historic Peabody Conservatory of Music's library has been described as a "cathedral of books."
39.2972, -76.6150
Ellicott City, Maryland

St. Mary's College

The ruins of a religious preparatory school in a seemingly non-existent town.
39.2506, -76.7658
Man with a briefcase
Fort Worth, Texas

Man With A Briefcase

The man who wasn't there.
32.7505, -97.3337
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Water Gardens

A modernist landscape of water and sci-fi concrete.
32.7477, -97.3266
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
44.5904, -104.7147
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
The site. (philcrater/Atlas Obscura)
Cedar Crest, New Mexico

TWA Flight 260 Crash Site

Deadly airliner crash preserved for those willing to climb and pay respects.
35.1928, -106.4402
Shiprock, a rock formation in New Mexico
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

Legends surround this jagged rock formation in the New Mexico desert.
36.6867, -108.8364
Bisti Badlands
Farmington, New Mexico

Bisti Badlands

Seemingly grown on some other world, these New Mexico rock formations look like a disused science fiction set.
36.3045, -108.1187
The Church Rock
Monticello, Utah

Church Rock

Oddly shaped rock formation, misassociated with a nearby utopian community.
38.0740, -109.3452
Pecos Pueblo
Pecos, New Mexico

Pecos National Historical Park

Despite time, colonization, and the brutal New Mexican heat, these pueblo ruins still stand.
35.5500, -105.6894
Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
37.1838, -108.4887
Chimney Rock
Bayard, Nebraska

Chimney Rock

This erect geological spire was not always named so domestically since the native inhabitants of the area thought it looked more like a penis.
41.7029, -103.3486
Hanging Lake
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake

Crystal clear lake with a shoreline of travertine located in a Colorado canyon.
39.6014, -107.1918
Movie Manor Motor Inn as it appeared in May, 1972
Monte Vista, Colorado

Movie Manor

Possibly the world's only drive-in movie theater with an attached motel.
37.5811, -106.2050
Longmont, Colorado

Dougherty Museum

Antique automobiles, phonographs, organs, and farm equipment.
40.1253, -105.1012
Boulder Teahouse
Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Teahouse

This tea house was a hand-built gift from Boulder's sister city in Tajikstan.
40.0157, -105.2770
Night sky over the Ashcroft Hotel
Aspen, Colorado

Ashcroft Townsite

Silver in the hills led to the speedy creation of this boom town and a lack of it saw the town abandoned nearly as quickly.
39.0536, -106.7998
Scott Harrison built this just for you
Nederland, Colorado

Carousel of Happiness

Inspired by a music box, a small town Vietnam vet carved an entire carousel full of animals by hand.
39.9598, -105.5095
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
37.7360, -105.6390
Trail Through an Aspen Grove
Buena Vista, Colorado

Mount Elbert

The highest point in Colorado is a dangerous mix of lightning, jealousy, and thin air.
39.1178, -106.4453