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The figures have aged to a greenish patina.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
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A Rockwell B-1B strategic bomber is prepared for testing at Atlas-1 in 1989.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

ATLAS-I

This pseudo-steampunk weapons facility is the world's largest wood and glue structure, and packs quite a wallop.
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The De Anza Motor Lodge
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The De Anza Motor Lodge

This burnt out motel hides priceless Native American artwork in its basement.
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Agua Dulce, California

Vasquez Rocks

Named after a bandit and the star of several Hollywood prehistoric landscapes, these sandstone formations are a historical part of the Los Angeles natural landscape.
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The World's Largest Thermometer
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
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The Glorious Diorama
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
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Entryway to the museum.
Las Vegas, Nevada

National Atomic Testing Museum

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.
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The entrance beckons.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Frankie's Tiki Room

The best Tiki bar in Las Vegas.
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Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

This Spanish fort is made entirely of seashell and concrete.
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Weeki Wachee 60th Anniversary, 2007.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
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Exterior view of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
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Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
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Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
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Benson, Arizona

Kartchner Caverns

Limestone caves with spectacular showcase chambers.
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Crater Parking Lot, Mountain in the Distance 2007
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
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Standin' On the Corner Park
Winslow, Arizona

Standin' On the Corner Park

This public square capitalized on a single Eagles reference to bring some life back to an Arizona town.
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La Posada Hotel and Gardens
Winslow, Arizona

La Posada Hotel and Gardens

One of the final grand railway depot hotel complexes is slowly being restored to its former glory.
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Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
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Shiprock, a rock formation in New Mexico
Shiprock, New Mexico

Shiprock

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

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead."
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Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
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The Very Large Array
Datil, New Mexico

The Very Large Array

Twenty-seven massive radio antennas on the high plains of New Mexico search for life on other planets.
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Little Joe II rocket, the largest ever to be launched from New Mexico
Alamogordo, New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Space History

Home of the International Space Hall of Fame.
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Poised to go sledding at White Sands National Monument.
Tularosa, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

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