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Prada Marfa.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
30.6034, -104.5185
Hotel Paisano
Marfa, Texas

Hotel Paisano

A little stop along the Texas highway where Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed while shooting the 1955 film "Giant."
30.3123, -104.0219
Thain Family Forest.
Bronx, New York

Thain Family Forest

This plot of old-growth forest is the largest surviving remnant of New York City's original woodland.
40.8644, -73.8757
San Simeon, California

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

This stretch of beach along California's central coast is a busy highway for the largest seal in the northern hemisphere.
35.6632, -121.2575
The Marx Brothers
Altadena, California

Cobb Estate

This California estate was either haunted by ghosts or the Marx brothers.
34.2002, -118.1221
William Randolph Hearst's private castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
35.6501, -121.1866
The Wonderland Ranch.
Twentynine Palms, California

Wonderland Ranch and Wall Street Mill

Crumbling pink walls and murder memorials preserve the pioneer history of Joshua Tree.
34.0303, -116.1388
Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace.
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

A music-filled, booze-soaked oasis in the desert.
34.1566, -116.4931
Brooklyn, New York

Digester Eggs

A modern addition to the Greenpoint skyline.
40.7333, -73.9444
The interiors of the small museum
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Museum

An oasis of calm amid the chaos of the boardwalk, the museum traces the heritage of this beloved beachside amusement park.
40.5753, -73.9798
Coney Art Walls
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Art Walls

This outdoor gallery of graffiti-covered walls pays homage to the past, present, and possible future of street art.
40.5750, -73.9817
People place pennies on the blank headstone.
Baltimore, Maryland

Grave of John Wilkes Booth

A blank headstone topped with a pile of pennies marks the final resting place of the infamous assassin.
39.3070, -76.6085
Double Negative's north trench
Clark County, Nevada

Double Negative

This massive geographical sculpture is so subtle, it's possible to pass by it without noticing.
36.6172, -114.3447
Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas.
36.1770, -115.1353
Sand blowing off a crest in the Kelso Dunes.
San Bernardino, California

Kelso Dunes

The largest dune field in the Mojave offers a chance of hearing the 'singing sands.'
34.9091, -115.7691
Jesus relaxing in the garden.
Yucca Valley, California

Desert Christ Park

On a barren hillside in the Yucca Valley, the slowly decaying Desert Christ Park has attracted pilgrims and kitsch hunters for over 50 years.
34.1291, -116.4395
Inside Bob's Crystal Cave.
Yucca Valley, California

Bob's Crystal Cave

A meditative space out of a fantasy story.
34.1256, -116.4166
"Pioneertown 1946".
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
34.1564, -116.4986
A close-up aerial view.
Yucca Mesa, California

Rhythms of Life

An artist's vision for connectivity spans seven continents and 13 countries.
34.1858, -116.4378
The World Famous Crochet Museum.
Joshua Tree, California

World Famous Crochet Museum

An old California photo stand has been turned into a shrine to the cozy art of crochet.
34.1349, -116.3138
Yes, you can make art from an abandoned toilet seat.
Joshua Tree, California

Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum

10 acres of "Environmental Sculptures" in the Mojave Desert.
34.1961, -116.2947
The Integratron by day.
Landers, California

The Integratron

Experience a quartz crystal sound bath inside the world's only all-wood sound-chamber.
34.2932, -116.4038
The welcome sign
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, this abandoned navy base becomes an off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
33.2589, -115.4664
North Adams, Massachusetts

Natural Bridge State Park

Naturally formed white marble arch housed in an abandoned marble quarry from the 1800s.
42.7066, -73.0905