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Piercy, California

Confusion Hill

An optical illusion found amid a logged redwood forest.
39.9609, -123.7852
Under the statues
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
41.5046, -124.0706
Tiny bits of the survivor's cabin were sold as souvenirs in the years after the Donner Party
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
39.3246, -120.2329
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.
37.7486, -119.5881
Methuselah Grove
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.
37.3856, -118.1788
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
Sacramento, California

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Puzzling...this tree looks like an assemblage of dismembered monkey limbs.
38.5393, -121.5024
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.
19.4215, -155.9105
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
19.4813, -155.9334
A small group stands as close as they dare
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Big Island Lava Flow

Watch the newest land on the planet form before your eyes.
19.3956, -154.9331
Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Kodiak, Alaska

St. Herman's Reliquary

The remains of the first saint from Alaska in the Russian Orthodox Church.
57.7900, -152.4072
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."
64.8584, -147.8415
Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. (Creative Commons)
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.
64.7552, -147.3445
North Pole, Alaska

Lady of the Lake

An abandoned aircraft sits submerged in a lake in the Alaskan wilderness.
64.7049, -147.1318
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
44.5904, -104.7147
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
43.8368, -103.6244
Graves of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane
Deadwood, South Dakota

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

A cemetery housing wild west legends in South Dakota.
44.3753, -103.7265
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
44.0812, -103.2287
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Black Sand Beach
Mountain View, Hawaii

Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
19.1358, -155.5049
Avenue of the Giants
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.
40.3682, -123.9296
Mammoth Site
Hot Springs, South Dakota

Mammoth Site

This prehistoric sinkhole lured exclusively male mammoths to their death, much to the delight of science.
43.4248, -103.4833
Fairbanks Antler Arch
Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Antler Arch

A morbid gateway to an Alaskan town prides itself on the hunting history it represents.
64.8461, -147.7136
All that remians of the great Fleishhacker Pool
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.
37.7332, -122.5058