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Piercy, California

Confusion Hill

An optical illusion found amid a logged redwood forest.
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
Yosemite National Park, California

Indian Village of the Ahwahnee

A glimpse into the lives of the the Miwok and Paiute people in Yosemite National Park.
Big Pine, California

Methuselah Tree

Once thought to be the oldest living tree in the world, Methuselah was germinated before the Egyptian Pyramids were built.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Sacramento, California

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Puzzling...this tree looks like an assemblage of dismembered monkey limbs.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Big Island Lava Flow

Watch the newest land on the planet form before your eyes.
Kodiak, Alaska

St. Herman's Reliquary

The remains of the first saint from Alaska in the Russian Orthodox Church.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Blue Babe

North Americas first frozen mummified remains of an ice age steppe bison, the 36,000 year-old mummy named "Blue Babe."
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.
North Pole, Alaska

Lady of the Lake

An abandoned aircraft sits submerged in a lake in the Alaskan wilderness.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Deadwood, South Dakota

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

A cemetery housing wild west legends in South Dakota.
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
Hot Springs, South Dakota

Mammoth Site

This prehistoric sinkhole lured exclusively male mammoths to their death, much to the delight of science.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Antler Arch

A morbid gateway to an Alaskan town prides itself on the hunting history it represents.
San Francisco, California

Fleishhacker Pool Ruins

Forgotten and then destroyed by fire, this was once one of the largest saltwater swimming pools in the world.