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Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

Multi-storied adobe home continuously inhabited for 1000 years.
36.4386, -105.5445
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
35.6858, -105.9377
Big Sam towers over the Texas interstate at 67-feet. (Leah Caldwell/Atlas Obscura)
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

World's tallest statue of an American hero.
30.6612, -95.5107
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
Reveille Cemetery; C. Matthew Pyryt/Photographer
College Station, Texas

Reveille Mascot Cemetery

Resting place of the Texas A&M canine mascots, who watch the game from the grave with their own miniature scoreboard.
30.6136, -96.3425
Deer at the Quadrangle.
San Antonio, Texas

The Quadrangle

An urban military fort filled with deer, rabbits, peacocks, and other birds.
29.4432, -98.4629
"Tending, (Blue)" by James Turrell at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Dallas, Texas

Dallas Skyspace

See the sky in a new way through this art installation.
32.7886, -96.8006
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
30.2186, -97.7714
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
30.2654, -97.7479
Main entrance to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas. The statue is of George Erath, Texas Ranger and surveyor of the Waco townsite. (Wikimedia Commons)
Waco, Texas

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Official museum, hall of fame, and repository of the Texas Rangers.
31.5557, -97.1186
The artesian bottling factory that now houses the Dr Pepper Museum.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Museum in a century-old building dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
31.5551, -97.1294
Waco Mammoth Site
Waco, Texas

Waco Mammoth Site

Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event.
31.6077, -97.1700
Fort Worth, Texas

Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Museum filled with Broncos and Betties.
32.7430, -97.3685
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Water Gardens

A modernist landscape of water and sci-fi concrete.
32.7477, -97.3266
Enchanted Rock
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
30.5066, -98.8189
The Baker Hotel in 2006. (Wikimedia Commons)
Mineral Wells, Texas

The Baker Hotel

Crumbling hotel echoes with the sounds of the '30s.
32.8092, -98.1120
The remains of the HARP space gun
Barbados

Project HARP Space Gun

A giant gun barrel in Barbados that once hoped to shoot outer space with science.
13.0772, -59.4755
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715