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La Junta, Colorado

Bent's Old Fort

Once a lonely sentinel on the edge of the Great Plains, this rebuilt trading fort offers a glimpse of life on the Santa Fe Trail.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Brașov, Romania

Biserica Neagră (The Black Church)

A fire once nearly devoured this gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
Lake City, Colorado

Slumgullion Earthflow

This National Natural Landmark is one of the best examples of a “mass wasting” in the world.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Lowell Mausoleum

The final resting place of the businessman-turned-astronomer who helped discover Pluto stands near his observatory.
Saugatuck, Michigan

Saugatuck Chain Ferry

This is the last hand-cranked chain ferry of its kind in operation in the United States.
Prague, Czechia

'Babies'

Straight out of a nightmare, barcode-faced babies climb up and down Prague's television tower.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Conquistadora, Our Lady of Conquering Love

A small side chapel in Santa Fe's basilica is home to the oldest statute of the Virgin Mary in North America.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Black Canyon City, Arizona

I-17 Mystery Christmas Tree

Every year, festive decorations appear on this juniper tree located in the median strip of a busy highway.
Seney, Michigan

The Seney Stretch

"The Most Boring Road in the State."
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Tower of History

Watch the ships come in on Michigan's 210 ft. high observation deck in Sault Ste. Marie.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Wheatfield, Indiana

Dunn’s Bridge

This bridge was constructed from the remains of the first Ferris wheel.
Victoria, Kansas

St. Fidelis Basilica

Also known as the Cathedral of the Plains, this church holds the distinction of being one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas."
Hurricane, Utah

Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel

A tunnel with windows, so you don't miss out on the impressive views.
Utah

Checkerboard Mesa

This unusual patterns in this rock formation result from two distinct modes of weathering.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Fuller Lodge Art Center

Once a dining hall for summer campers, this lodge was a popular haunt for nuclear physicists working on the Manhattan Project.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower

A focal point of in Denver’s skyline for over a century, inspired by a Venetian basilica.
Durango, Colorado

Strater Hotel

A hotel with a rich Wild West history of miners and bootleggers.
Tonalea, Arizona

Cow Springs Trading Post

The graffiti-covered ruins of an abandoned trading post in the middle of Navajo Nation.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

KiMo Theatre

This opulent Pueblo Deco movie palace melds Art Deco and Native American motifs.