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Stokes Castle outside Austin, Nevada
Austin, Nevada

Stokes Castle

This railroad magnate's 19th century tower is more than a little bit out of place in the Nevada desert.
39.4933, -117.0797
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
Badwater Basin
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
36.2503, -116.8258
Sand blowing off a crest in the Kelso Dunes.
San Bernardino, California

Kelso Dunes

The largest dune field in the Mojave offers a chance of hearing the 'singing sands.'
34.9091, -115.7691
Some remains of an original Ballarat building
Inyo County, California

Ballarat Ghost Town

This old mining town, deep in the California desert, has a year-round population of one.
36.0478, -117.2233
World's Largest Rocking Chair
Cuba, Missouri

Former World's Largest Rocking Chair

The world's second largest rocking chair is found on Route 66 in Cuba... Missouri.
38.0371, -91.4691
The Mojave Mailbox
San Bernardino County, California

The Mojave Desert Mailbox

The most isolated mailbox in America lets desert travelers record their passing.
35.1854, -115.6928
Twin Arrows Trading Post
Flagstaff, Arizona

Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins

A pair of giant roadside arrows are all that remains of a former Route 66 trading post.
35.1611, -111.2793
Jack Rabbit Trading Post
Winslow, Arizona

Jack Rabbit Trading Post

This Route 66 classic sports a giant fiberglass rabbit that you can ride.
34.9682, -110.4305
Aliens welcome visitors to the jerky mothership
Baker, California

Alien Fresh Jerky

Finally the worlds of UFO enthusiasts and beef jerky lovers have come together in this roadside shop.
35.2687, -116.0706
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

Haunted hotel, built on natural springs, once served as a hospital for a quack doctor promising cancer cures.
36.4085, -93.7374
Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

This futuristically sylvan church is a glass-enclosed marvel of modern architecture.
36.4148, -93.7718
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Quigley's Castle

The Ozarks' strangest dwelling.
36.3452, -93.7547
Popeye Statue. (Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism)
Alma, Arkansas

Popeye Statue

Bronze statue marks the spinach capital of the world.
35.4777, -94.2215
Terra Studios
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Terra Studios

An outsider art studio that created a piece of work so popular they had to turn mainstream.
35.9395, -93.9852
Home-Built Razorback Hog. (Agility Nut)
Berryville, Arkansas

Home-Built Razorback Hog

Giant papier mache hog sits on private property.
36.3819, -93.5952
The old general store
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush era ghost town.
36.9037, -116.8282
Rhyolite's District of Shadows
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite's District of Shadows

A land of debatable treasure.
36.8950, -116.8303
Signage Angel's Ladies
Beatty, Nevada

Angel's Ladies Brothel

A brothel nestled amongst ghost towns, with an abandoned plane wreck to greet you.
36.9416, -116.7270
Inyo, California

Amargosa Opera House

Marta Becket's hand-painted theater in the desert.
36.3014, -116.4144
Devil's Hole
Amargosa Valley, Nevada

Devil's Hole

Water of undetermined depth that attracted rare fish and cult leaders alike.
36.4252, -116.2909
Tecopa, California

Pholisma sonorae aka "Sand Food"

A mysterious and endangered parasitic herb from the California desert.
35.9318, -116.2279
The gorgeous formations at Valley of Fire State Park.
Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Nelson, Nevada

Nelson

A mining town once rife with murderous disputes over its copious treasures now creates income as a popular spot for photo shoots.
35.7096, -114.8037