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SciFri's 2017 Guide to the Scientific Wonders of North America

From geological mysteries to atomic age attractions, here are 30 geeky road trip-worthy spots recommended by SciFri staff, listeners, and the folks at Atlas Obscura.

Field, Canada

Yoho National Park

Fossils, railroads, and waterfalls!
51.3956, -116.4865
West Windsor Township, New Jersey

"War of the Worlds" Monument

A bronze monument to the infamous "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast in the real New Jersey town where the fictional Martians crash-landed.
40.3132, -74.6055
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
34.8158, -109.8649
Welch Springs Ruins
Jadwin, Missouri

Welch Spring Hospital Ruins

Once an ambitious nature spa these forest ruins now provide a serene monument to failure.
37.3946, -91.5763