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Palos Verdes Estates, California

The Dominator Shipwreck

Remains of a Greek freighter trapped off of Rocky Point in 1961.
Manhattan Beach, California

Light Gate

The sun acts as a key that only fits this giant keyhole twice a year.
Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Teahouse

This tea house was a hand-built gift from Boulder's sister city in Tajikstan.
Nederland, Colorado

Carousel of Happiness

Inspired by a music box, a small town Vietnam vet carved an entire carousel full of animals by hand.
Nederland, Colorado

Nederland Mining Museum

One of the few surviving Panama Canal steam shovels stands outside a tiny Colorado mining museum.
Central City, Colorado

The Face on the Barroom Floor

This underfoot portrait is the work of a disgruntled painter inspired by a tragic poem.
Black Hawk, Colorado

Knights of Pythias Cemetery

The burial grounds of a secret society includes fences topped with fake Tesla balls.
Central City, Colorado

Nevadaville Ghost Town

This deserted gold rush town is home to a Masonic lodge that, strangely enough, still holds meetings.
Idaho Springs, Colorado

Steve Canyon Statue

This statue of an obscure comic strip hero stands as a tribute to patriotic service and a cautionary tale about embracing fads.
Granite Falls, Washington

Lime Kiln Trail

Four abandoned limekilns tower above the Douglas fir forest in Washington.
Lakewood, Colorado

Casa Bonita

At this Denver landmark, the meals are compulsory, the sopapillas are complimentary, and the insanity is everywhere.
La Grande, Oregon

Hot Lake Hotel

A haunted hot springs hotel that went from healing retreat to insane asylum before it was abandoned.
Moose, Wyoming

T. A. Moulton Barn

This rustic old building is said to be the most photographed barn in America.
West Yellowstone, Montana

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

The residents at this Yellowstone wildlife park will certify your cooler as "bear-proof."
Cameron, Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks.
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
Butte, Montana

Pekin Noodle Parlor

The oldest continuously-operating Chinese restaurant in the United States has been in business since 1911.
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
Wallace, Idaho

Center of the Universe Manhole

The mayor made the declaration in 2004.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Little Free Library in a 110-Year-Old Tree Stump

A black cottonwood gets a second life as a home for books.
Post Falls, Idaho

Treaty Rock

A wild west land agreement was etched right onto this historic Idaho stone.
Spokane, Washington

Garbage-Eating Goat Statue

This inanimate goat has been helping to clean up the city of Spokane for almost 40 years.
Spokane, Washington

Monroe Street Bridge Bison Skulls

The decorations were inspired by an unlikely missing treasure.
Spokane, Washington

Greenwood Cemetery

Local legend has it that an old, decaying staircase outside this cemetery is haunted by dozens of ghosts.