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Battle Mountain, Nevada

Armpit of America

Small Nevada town embraced its designation as the "Armpit of America" with an Old Spice-sponsored festival.
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.
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Spokane, Washington

Garbage-Eating Goat Statue

This inanimate goat has been helping to clean up the city of Spokane for almost 40 years.
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
Cameron, Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn

An architect's childhood fantasy treehouse made real.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

The high point on the 16th president's eponymous roadway is marked by a massive version of his head.
Casper, Wyoming

Independence Rock

A popular rock that acted as a waymarker for American pioneers.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
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.
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

Legends surround this jagged rock formation in the New Mexico desert.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Monticello, Utah

Church Rock

Oddly shaped rock formation, misassociated with a nearby utopian community.
Moab, Utah

Hole n' the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Herriman, Utah

The "Up" House

A replica that won't float away.
Herriman, Utah

Kennecott Utah Copper-Bingham Canyon Mine

Largest man-made excavation on earth!
Tooele, Utah

Saltair

This concert pavilion on the shore of the Great Salt Lake has been destroyed by fire, water, and disinterest but keeps coming back.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Summum Pyramid

Pyramid home to an obscure religious group that practices modern mummification.
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Pioneer Memorial Museum

This museum remembers the tough Mormon trek across America through an intriguing array of artifacts.
Salt Lake City, Utah

This Is The Place Monument

A towering tribute to decisiveness stands on the spot where Brigham Young and his Mormon followers decided that this must be the place.