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Fort Valley, Arizona

Highest Toilet in Arizona

At 11,500 feet in elevation, there is no toilet in the state closer to the sky than this one.
Bisbee, Arizona

Lavender Pit

This open-pit mine is now an abandoned symbol of Bisbee's copper-mining heritage.
Douglas, Arizona

Gadsden Hotel Windows

The lobby of this hotel near the U.S.-Mexico border features a stained-glass mural that measures 42 feet long and 6 feet tall.
Clarkdale, Arizona

Verde Canyon Railroad

An excursion train traverses a picturesque red-rock canyon along the Verde River.
Chandler, Arizona

Tumbleweed Christmas Tree

Every Christmas, one Arizona city makes the most of its dry climate by creating an arid desert tannenbaum.
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

A multi-storied adobe complex has been inhabited for more than a thousand years.
El Prado, New Mexico

Earthships

These aggressively sustainable art homes look like something out of 1970's science fiction.
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Sandia Park, New Mexico

TinkerTown

"I did this all while you were watching TV."
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ethyl the Whale

Life-sized sculpture of a blue whale made of hand-recycled plastic trash.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Camel Rock

A natural formation that resembles a camel resting in the New Mexico desert.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Madrid, New Mexico

Connie's Photo Park

A little slice of Florida face-in-a-hole kitsch, unexpectedly located in a small New Mexico town.
Pie Town, New Mexico

Pie Town

This popular pitstop lives up to its name.
Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Jemez Springs Soda Dam

The 7,000-year-old calcium carbonate formation creates a magnificent natural bridge.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Spaceport America

The world's first commercial spaceport is a disappointment of cosmic proportions.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
Tacoma, Washington

Bob's Java Jive

Tacoma’s 25-foot coffee pot music spot has served up over 80 years of concrete kitsch.
Oakland, California

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

Dive bar built out of the remains of a whaling ship.
Seattle, Washington

Orient Express Restaurant

This Seattle joint serves food inside an old train car once used by FDR.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Café

Make your reservation to have coffee with some kitties.
Glendale, California

Adams Square Mini Park

An abandoned 1930s gas station turned bustling neighborhood park.