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Aspen, Colorado

Hunter S. Thompson Shrine

“You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're gonna have me on your hands.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Aspen, Colorado

Ashcroft Townsite

Silver in the hills led to the speedy creation of this boom town and a lack of it saw the town abandoned nearly as quickly.
Aspen, Colorado

Maroon Bells

Despite being one of the most photographed vistas in the Rockies these twin peaks are rightfully known as the "Deadly Bells."
Valdez, Alaska

Valdez Museum & Historical Archive

Permanent exhibit reminds visitors of the Exxon Valdez.
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
Wendover, Utah

Metaphor: The Tree of Utah

A 90-foot-tall psychedelic "tree" on the side of the highway has baffled passersby for decades.
Green River, Utah

Buckhorn Wash Pictograph Panel

This gallery of prehistoric red ochre art lines the wall of a scenic segment in Utah's San Rafael Swell.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

A hidden garden of stones engraved with scriptures, a Joseph Smith Sphinx, all carved by one man.
Syracuse, Utah

Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake

The largest island on the great salt lake is home to curious creatures and strange stories.
Midway, Utah

Homestead Crater

This geothermal hot spring hides beneath a slowly growing mineral dome.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
Columbia Falls, Maine

Wild Blueberry Land

This colorful theme park dedicated the official fruit of Maine serves sweet, tasty treats.
Southwest Harbor, Maine

Mount Desert Spring Blues Brothers

A decidedly out of place statue memorializes the Blues Brothers characters at this water bottling plant.
Mount Desert, Maine

Bubble Rock

A precariously balanced rock perches on the edge of a cliff created tens of thousands of years ago by glacial erosion.
Bar Harbor, Maine

Dorr Museum of Natural History

A charming museum of natural history featuring dioramas and exhibits made entirely by college students.
Millinocket, Maine

Mount Katahdin

The highest point in Maine is a grand gift to the state citizens that also happens to be one end of the Appalachian Trail.
Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's House

The eccentric mansion of one the most popular horror authors of modern times.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Graffiti Alley - Ann Arbor

An ever-evolving wall of graffiti art off East Liberty Street.
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti Water Tower

Lovingly nick-named the "Brick Dick" this municipal tower was winner of the World's Most Phallic Building Contest.
Allen Park, Michigan

Uniroyal Giant Tire

The 80 foot tire which looms over Michigan's I-94 was once a Ferris wheel in the New York World Fair.
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Central Station

A Beaux-Arts triumph set to become Ford's innovation campus
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan

Grande Ballroom

Abandoned concert venue legendary for its rock counterculture.
Pontiac, Michigan

Pontiac Silverdome

What was once the largest NFL stadium is now an abandoned ruin.