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No Trespassing. Ever.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
37.2767, -115.7989
Clown Motel
Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
38.0723, -117.2377
The left peak is Boundary Peak
Dyer, Nevada

Boundary Peak

The highest point in Nevada had to be decided by court order after California tried to claim it as their own.
37.8473, -118.3514
Tonopah Mining Park.
Tonopah, Nevada

Tonopah Mining Park

An errant donkey ushered in a new era of mining in Nevada.
38.0698, -117.2304
Ferris Wheel
Sparks, Nevada

Scheels Sporting Goods

Curiously, this large sporting goods store features 14 wax representations of American presidents.
39.5307, -119.7217
Entering Battle Mountain, Nevada.
Battle Mountain, Nevada

Armpit of America

Small Nevada town embraced its designation as the "Armpit of America" with an Old Spice-sponsored festival.
40.6365, -116.9430
Path to the six charcoal ovens
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.
39.0370, -114.8473
A portrait of Szukalski's Last Supper attendees
Beatty, Nevada

Albert Szukalski's Last Supper

Twelve plaster figures inspired by da Vinci's famed fresco haunt the desert landscape above a real-life ghost town.
36.8946, -116.8307
Churchill, Nevada

The Shoe Tree of Middlegate

A tree bears footwear on the loneliest road in America.
39.2943, -117.9867
The Loneliest Road in America
Austin, Nevada

U.S. Route 50

Officially named the "Loneliest Road in America" this barren stretch of Nevada road offers almost nothing but sky and open fields.
39.4671, -117.0021
Lost City Museum
Overton, Nevada

Lost City Museum

Preserving the remains of Native American cultures which otherwise would have been submerged behind Hoover Dam.
36.5315, -114.4409
St. Thomas ruins.
Clark County, Nevada

St. Thomas, Nevada

This former Mormon settlement is only now reemerging from the receding waters of Lake Mead.
36.4663, -114.3707
Fallon, Nevada

Sand Mountain

Singing sand that stands as the final remains of an ancient lake.
39.2828, -118.4254
Lonnie Hammargren's House
Las Vegas, Nevada

Lonnie Hammargren's House

This former lieutenant governor's home is brimming with curiosities.
36.1114, -115.0921
A peaceful, ghost town porch affixed to a glass house
Beatty, Nevada

Tom Kelly's Bottle House

The most magnificent bottle house in a town strangely full of them.
36.8974, -116.8291
Baker, Nevada

Lehman Caves

A Gothic Palace, endless stalagmites, and pseudoscorpions wait within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
39.0054, -114.2206
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.
36.4389, -114.5325
The Glorious Diorama
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
36.0155, -114.7474
Entryway to the museum.
Las Vegas, Nevada

National Atomic Testing Museum

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.
36.1141, -115.1484
The old general store
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush era ghost town.
36.9037, -116.8282
International Car Forest of the Last Church
Goldfield, Nevada

International Car Forest of the Last Church

Graffiti, cars, and religion combine to create this jungle of scrap in the Nevada desert.
37.6982, -117.2286
The repository seal.
Nye, Nevada

Yucca Mountain Repository

Potential high level nuclear waste storage site for the next 10,000 years and beyond.
36.8528, -116.4266
Goldfield Hotel main entrance on Columbia Street in 1976
Goldfield, Nevada

Goldfield Hotel

This once bustling boomtown hotel is now the hottest spot in Nevada for ghost hunters.
37.7075, -117.2362
The exterior of the saloon.
Goldfield, Nevada

Santa Fe Saloon

Get a taste of the Wild West and a glimpse into the Gold Rush in Goldfield, Nevada's oldest continually running business.
37.7127, -117.2315