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Des Moines, Iowa

West End Architectural Salvage

Piled high inside this warehouse and coffee shop are salvaged goods that span every corner of the globe.
Winterset, Iowa

John Wayne's Birthplace

This simple home was the beginning of a long journey for the iconic Western film star.
West Des Moines, Iowa

Huston Cemetery

A small burial plot formerly stranded in the middle of a road.
Columbia, Missouri

Neff Hall Chinese Stone Lions

Two Ming Dynasty lion statues guard the entrance to the journalism school.
Gallatin, Missouri

Adam-ondi-Ahman

A Mormon place of exile in Missouri.
Weston, Missouri

O'Malley's Pub

The oldest bar in Missouri is hidden within a limestone brewery cellar more than 50 feet underground.
Carthage, Missouri

Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens

An adorably sweet display of sculpted Precious Moments figurines.
Kansas City, Missouri

SubTropolis

The "World's Largest Underground Business Complex," a 55,000,000-square-foot city underneath Missouri.
Topeka, Kansas

Evel Knievel Museum

See the motorcycles that launched the stuntman to fame and the gear that saved his life.
West Mineral, Kansas

Big Brutus

The Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric shovel, or "Big Brutus," the largest existing electric shovel in the world.
Topeka, Kansas

Equality House

A rainbow-colored house promotes LGBTQ rights across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church.
Liberal, Kansas

Dorothy's House and Land of Oz

A house turned museum is the real-life "home" of the fictional main character of The Wizard of Oz.
Greensburg, Kansas

The Big Well

The United States's largest hand-dug well is topped with a state-of-the-art museum.
Glorieta, New Mexico

Pigeon's Ranch

The remains of a historic ranch house that witnessed the Civil War battle dubbed the “Gettysburg of the West.”
Watrous, New Mexico

Fort Union National Monument

The ruins of this abandoned fort now stand as a picturesque reminder of America's march West.
Pecos, New Mexico

Pecos National Historical Park

Despite time, colonization, and the brutal New Mexican heat, these Pueblo ruins still stand.
Las Vegas, New Mexico

Dwan Light Sanctuary

A futuristic temple of light uses prisms and rainbows to create an atmosphere of peace.
Goodyear, Arizona

Phoenix Trotting Park

This abandoned horse racing track was an exercise in hubris from its inception.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Grover the Geologic Rover

An important piece of history from mankind's journey to the moon sits in the lobby of a government science lab.
Prescott, Arizona

Old Governor's Mansion

Arizona's first government hub is a rustic cabin now preserved as part of a historical museum.
Tombstone, Arizona

Jewish Pioneers Memorial

The Jewish section of the famous Boothill Graveyard was abandoned for nearly 100 years.
Quartzsite, Arizona

The Red Ghost of Quartzsite

A scrap-metal sculpture recalls an infamous 19th-century camel.
Tucson, Arizona

El Charro Cafe

One of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the United States air-dries its trademark beef in a dangling outdoor cage.
Parker, Arizona

Parker Dam

This huge dam across the Colorado River caused an armed standoff between two U.S. states.