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Marble Falls Township, Texas

Dead Man's Hole

Civil War dumping ground for the bodies of terrorized Union sympathizers.
Waco, Texas

Old Branch Davidian Swimming Pool

All that remains of cult leader David Koresh's original besieged Texas compound is a stagnant concrete pool.
Yucca Mesa, California

Rhythms of Life

An artist's vision for connectivity spans seven continents and 16 countries.
Yucca Valley, California

Desert Christ Park

On a barren hillside in the Yucca Valley, the recently restored Desert Christ Park has attracted pilgrims and kitsch hunters for over 50 years.
Joshua Tree, California

Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum

The quirky salon doubles as a retro museum run by the world's leading "hairstorian."
Joshua Tree, California

World Famous Crochet Museum

An old California photo stand has been turned into a shrine to the cozy art of crochet.
Joshua Tree, California

'Krblin Jihn Kabin'

While exploring the desert, you can stop by the home of a fictional heretic from a parallel universe.
Joshua Tree, California

The Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum

Explore 10 acres of environmental sculptures.
Escondido, California

Elfin Forest

This dark, quiet forest on the outskirts of San Diego is dense with rumor and lore.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" once housed a creationist museum in its abdomen.
San Bernardino County, California

Amboy Crater

This dormant volcanic crater has been converted from a roiling pit of magma to a pleasant hiking spot.
Victorville, California

George Air Force Base

Abandoned Air Force base that has fallen into disrepair.
Oro Grande, California

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

Hundreds of trees made from glass bottles make up this forest on Route 66.
Lucerne Valley, California

King Clone

A ring of creosote bushes that are estimated to be 11,700 years old.
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of the Desert" is now a haunting ruin, and a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
Lucerne Valley, California

Jack O'Landia

This strangely vacant Western amusement seems to be an empty tribute to residents of Lucerne Valley.
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.
Amboy, California

Guardian Lions of Route 66

A pair of large white marble lions guard this stretch of the Mojave Desert, and it is utterly mysterious how they got there.
San Bernardino, California

Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex

Where NASA's satellites and rovers phone home.
Barstow, California

Painted Rocks

The cluster of boulders near Fort Irwin is covered in military insignia.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Neon Museum

The neon signs from Las Vegas' past find their final resting place at this unusual graveyard.
Providence, Rhode Island

Crook Point Bascule Bridge

To avoid the demolition costs this abandoned drawbridge was simply left in the up position.
Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum

Enjoy an overnight at an old haunted B&B site of the Borden family murders.
Newport, Rhode Island

Touro Synagogue

Oldest synagogue in the United States.