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Beatty, Nevada

'Rhyolite's District of Shadows'

A land of debatable treasure.
Beatty, Nevada

Tom Kelly's Bottle House

The most magnificent bottle house in a town strangely full of them.
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush-era ghost town.
Beatty, Nevada

Albert Szukalski's Last Supper

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

Cathedral Gorge

Narrow slot canyons in a badland eroded into soft sedimentary rock provide an otherworldly landscape in this remote Nevada state park.
Tonopah, Nevada

Tonopah Mining Park

An errant donkey ushered in a new era of mining in Nevada.
Reno, Nevada

Old Reno Arch

The arch that celebrated the completion of the Lincoln and Victory highways.
Portland, Oregon

Hollywood Theater

At this airport "microcinema," you can catch a film before you catch a flight.
Nixon, Nevada

Mud Slough

As fallout from an irrigation project, a formerly cottonwood-lined stream is now a sandy, desolate, post-apocalyptic channel lined with weathered stumps and tumbleweeds.
Nixon, Nevada

Winnemucca Lake

This dry lake bed contains the oldest known petroglyphs in North America.
Gerlach, Nevada

Planet X Pottery

A unique solar-powered pottery studio and gallery in the desert.
Inyo, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
Inyo County, California

Teakettle Junction

Travelers leave tea kettles in a remote part of Death Valley as part of a mysterious, decades-old tradition.
Amargosa Valley, Nevada

Alien Cathouse and Area 51 Gift Shop

A legal Nevada brothel that specializes in extraterrestrial fantasies.
Portland, Oregon

Cargo

A world of craftwork elegantly curated in a historic brick warehouse.
Princeton, Oregon

Steens Mountain

With a crest near 10,000 feet, this treeless fault-block mountain in eastern Oregon provides stunning views and spectacular glacial landforms.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Moreton Bay Fig Tree

One of the largest trees of its kind in California.
Ashland, Oregon

Lithia Water Fountain

A public fountain that spouts "health water" from a nearby spring.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Salem, Oregon

Wheatland Ferry

This incongruous small ferry across the Willamette River north of Salem, Oregon has been operating continuously since the 1850s.
Joseph, Oregon

Wallowa Lake Tramway

The steepest tramway in North America provides stunning views of the out-of-the-way Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
Portland, Oregon

Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden

Statues of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy the dog in the park where their adventures "really happened."
Yachats, Oregon

Bazalgette the Whale

There's something big lurking beneath the surface of this tiny Oregon park.