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Williams, Arizona

Laws Spring

This remote desert watering hole has a connection to a curious chapter of American history.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Mineral and Gem World

A natural history wunderkammer in the middle of the desert.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Big Sur, California

Keyhole Arch at Pfeiffer Beach

Centuries of crashing waves carved out this small hole in the rock, which lights up at certain parts of the year.
White Pine County, Nevada

Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park

These huge stone ovens in the desert fueled the Nevada silver boom, and may have also been a hideout for outlaws.
Ruth, Nevada

Garnet Hill Rockhound Area

Rich red almandine gemstones are waiting inside the drab volcanic rock strewn across this eastern Nevada hillside.
Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain

A geological mystery on Camelback Mountain.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu's London Bridge

This immigrant bridge once spanned the Thames but is now a fixture of an Arizona city.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Walnut Canyon

Ancient pueblos built into the base of a natural canyon wall.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Wupatki National Monument

This historic national park is covered in the stunning ruins of red rock pueblos.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse central to the 1980s horror classic "The Fog" is, in fact, located in one of the foggiest areas of the Pacific Coast.
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum.
San Diego, California

Zoro Garden

Swarms of butterflies cannot compare to the awe inspired by the publicly-funded nakedness once displayed in this sunken garden.
Tillamook, Oregon

Octopus Tree of Oregon

No one knows how this Pacific Northwest spruce tree came to have so many trunks.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
Metamora, Indiana

Monroe Allison House

Locals dubbed this abandoned abode the "gingerbread house" because of its odd architecture.
Corinth, Vermont

East Corinth

The quaint little Vermont town played a quaint little Connecticut town in Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice."
Ware, Massachusetts

Quabbin Reservoir

The largest body of water in Massachusetts annihilated four small towns just to slake Boston's thirst.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

The second-largest cave chamber in the world was discovered in 1898 by a 16-year-old and a friend known as "Pothead."