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Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument

A small metropolis of Pueblo cave dwellings have been carved right into the hillside of this national monument.
New Mexico

Trinity Atomic Bomb Site

Once a year, visitors can tour the desolate site that birthed the Atomic Age.
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

A multi-storied adobe complex has been inhabited for more than a thousand years.
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

Legends surround this jagged rock formation in the New Mexico desert.
Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell McDonald's

This fast-food outlet is the only space and UFO-themed McDonalds in the world.
Farmington, New Mexico

Bisti Badlands

Seemingly grown on some other world, these New Mexico rock formations look like a disused science fiction set.
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."
Bloomfield, New Mexico

Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area

The land is full of geologic eye candy like otherworldly spires, mushroom-shaped hoodoos, and prehistoric fossils.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
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Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Culberson County, Texas

McKittrick Canyon

Steep canyon walls hide a forested oasis in the West Texas desert.
Sonora, Texas

Caverns of Sonora

A Texas cave network is home to some of the world's most spectacular-looking and bizarrely named mineral formations.
Fort Stockton, Texas

Paisano Pete

The second largest roadrunner in the world stands 11 feet tall in his West Texas town.
Pendleton, Oregon

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

The only Native American museum along the Oregon Trail, run by the peoples who have lived on the land for generations.
Portland, Oregon

Portland Art & Learning Studio

This Portland Art gallery doubles as a studio that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Neskowin, Oregon

Neskowin Ghost Forest

The eerie remnants of an ancient forest were hidden under the sand for centuries.
Eureka, Utah

Silver City Cemetery

These headstones and a few stone foundations are all that remain of a once-booming mining town.
Park City, Utah

I-80 Wildlife Overpass

The largest wildlife crossing in Utah allows local fauna to safely traverse the six-lane Interstate 80 at Parleys Canyon.
Wendover, Utah

Desert Bottle Tree

A quirky old tree covered in tokens, cans, and bottles of wishes.
Wendover, Utah

Republic of Zaqistan

A proto micro-nation sometimes populated by artists, surrounded on all sides by a Utah most barren.
Moab, Utah

Potash Evaporation Ponds

Few things look more out of place than the electric blue ponds in the reddish-brown desert of Utah.
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.
Pendleton, Oregon

The Cozy Rooms

A statue of the owner stands outside of this museum, once the most popular brothel in town.
Dufur, Oregon

Friend Ghost Town

The short-lived railroad town in central Oregon has been abandoned since the 1930s.