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Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
Picher, Oklahoma

Picher

This former mining town was named the most toxic town in America.
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
Spiro, Oklahoma

Spiro Mounds

Where hills of dirt conceal the burial ground of one of the most powerful ancient Native American societies.
Granite, Oklahoma

Comecos Cemetery

Dad jokes and wordplay abound in this comic fake cemetery.
Heavener, Oklahoma

Heavener Runestone

One believer transformed a local curiosity into proof of Vikings on the Great Plains.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Praying Hands

These massive mitts are made of 30 tons of devotional bronze.
Mineral Wells, Texas

The Baker Hotel

Crumbling hotel echoes with the sounds of the '30s.
Arcadia, Oklahoma

Arcadia Round Barn

This unusually circular centenarian barn became a Route 66 icon.
Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pops

The future of roadside attractions is this sci-fi soda mecca that is home to a 66-foot tall neon pop bottle.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Sitting in the arguable birthplace of the Wild West, this museum holds the largest collection of bronco busting bric-a-brac in the world.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum

This museum holds not just a world class collection of firefighting artifacts and gear but even the region's first fire station itself.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Wichita Mountains Buffalo Herd

American bison herd descending directly from a Bronx Zoo breeding program that saved the species from extinction.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Parallel Forest

A peculiar forest that was handcrafted for government experiments.
Cache, Oklahoma

Holy City of the Wichitas

This little slice of old Jerusalem in Oklahoma is the evolution of a 90 year old passion play.
Norman, Oklahoma

Pentaceratops Skull: Sam Noble Museum of Natural History

The largest land animal skull ever discovered.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Fort Sill

Final resting place of Geronimo, Quanah Parker, and the first atomic gun ever fired.