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Cotton Belt Freight Depot
St. Louis, Missouri

Cotton Belt Freight Depot

An abandoned factory along the Mississippi coated by a giant mural.
38.6393, -90.1828
The Whispering Arch
St. Louis, Missouri

Whispering Arch at Union Station

Speak to a companion on the other side of the room loud and clear through this architectural anomaly.
38.6281, -90.2080
Graves of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane
Deadwood, South Dakota

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

A cemetery housing wild west legends in South Dakota.
44.3753, -103.7265
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
43.8368, -103.6244
Jerome's Sliding Jail
Jerome, Arizona

Jerome's Sliding Jail

A Wild West jailhouse that slid down the mountainside.
34.7508, -112.1147
Rapid City, South Dakota

Firehouse Brewing Co.

South Dakota's oldest operating brewery is housed inside a historic firehouse.
44.0814, -103.2275
Vore Buffalo Jump
Beulah, Wyoming

Vore Buffalo Jump

This shallow pit was once used to send over 20,000 buffalo plummeting to their death.
44.4788, -104.1048
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
44.5904, -104.7147
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
44.0812, -103.2287
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Relaxing on the Dog
Philip, South Dakota

Giant Prairie Dog

A 6 ton, 12 ft. tall concrete prairie dog, touted as the "world's largest."
43.8116, -101.9093
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol - The Observatory of Chichen Itza

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop—one of the world's oldest observatories takes astronomy back to basics.
20.6802, -88.5707
The descent of the snake god
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
20.6816, -88.5677
Mammoth Site
Hot Springs, South Dakota

Mammoth Site

This prehistoric sinkhole lured exclusively male mammoths to their death, much to the delight of science.
43.4248, -103.4833
Tiny bits of the survivor's cabin were sold as souvenirs in the years after the Donner Party
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
39.3246, -120.2329
Abandoned Jerome Post Office
Jerome, Arizona

Abandoned Jerome Post Office

On the outskirts of a reborn ghost town, a decaying post office remembers the bad old days.
34.7585, -112.1239
International
Jerome, Arizona

Gold King Mine Ghost Town

Once the product of an inexplicable gold strike, this ghost town is now home to one man and his love of classic machines.
34.7559, -112.1304
Taum Sauk Mountain in the fall.
Ironton, Missouri

Taum Sauk Mountain

In the St. Francois Mountains in the Ozarks at 1,772 feet above sea level, Taum Sauk Mountain is the highest (and possibly oldest) peak in Missouri.
37.5703, -90.7279
Iron township , Missouri

Elephant Rocks State Park

Giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants.
37.6546, -90.6886
Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.
37.1512, -88.7320
One of the Peabody Ducks takes the stage.
Memphis, Tennessee

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Every day a troupe of pampered water fowl walk the red carpet to their favorite fountain.
35.1427, -90.0518
Saint Michael's Cathedral in Sitka, AK.
Sitka, Alaska

Saint Michael's Cathedral

The first Russian Orthodox church in North America and an Alaskan landmark.
57.0501, -135.3351
The White Pass Railroad and Yukon Railroad
Skagway, Alaska

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

A historic freight system that found the true gold rush is in tourism.
59.4533, -135.3181
Mendenhall Glacier and Lake, and Nugget Falls, Tongass National Forest
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
58.4337, -134.5539