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Halchita, Utah

Forrest Gump Point

The location where the iconic movie character declared it was time to go home.
Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge

An experimental, automotive replica of Stonehenge.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Re:START Mall

After the devastating 2011 earthquake, historic Christchurch begins to recover, starting with the pop-up Re:START mall.
Portland, Oregon

Hollywood Theater

At this airport "microcinema," you can catch a film before you catch a flight.
Dundee, Scotland

Tay Bridge Memorial

Dedicated to one of the nation's worst engineering disasters.
Towaoc, Colorado

Ute Mountain Tribal Park

Ute tour guides have been sharing the ancient dwellings and rock art inside this large park with visitors for more than 40 years.
Sponsored by Visit Colorado
Twin Falls, Idaho

Shoshone Falls

These falls, sometimes called the "Niagara of the West," still put on a good show at the right time of year.
Pie Town, New Mexico

Pie Town

This popular pitstop lives up to its name.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
Corinne, Utah

The Spiral Jetty

An earthwork sculpture built by Robert Smithson in the Great Salt Lake only reemerges during drought.
Corinne, Utah

ATK Rocket Garden

Dozens of rockets and missiles are on display outside a testing facility in the Utah desert.
Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument

The remains of a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo great house.
Tucson, Arizona

Mission San Xavier Del Bac

This church on a Tohono O'Odham reservation has stood since 1797.
Jensen, Utah

Quarry Exhibit Hall

Inside this striking glass building, visitors can see thousands of dinosaur fossils in the positions that nature deposited them more than 150 million years ago.
Cañones, New Mexico

Cerro Pedernal

A flat-topped butte that makes a constant backdrop for Western art.
Ouray, Colorado

Box Canyon Falls

A glimpse of a waterfall is reached by a steel catwalk along a slot canyon located in an Ouray city park.
Castle Valley, Utah

Fisher Towers

These tall, red sandstone pinnacles outside Moab are often forgotten amid their more famous neighbors.
San Luis, Colorado

Shrine of the Stations of the Cross

This shrine is an ode to the region's rich Hispanic heritage.
Hanksville, Utah

Hollow Mountain

At this gas station in the middle of the desert, a convenience store has been carved directly into the rock.
Montrose, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

A dangerous narrow-gauge railroad once traced a route through this striking canyon.
Shetland Islands, Scotland

Ayres of Swinister

The recurring nature of this geographic feature might make it unique in the world.
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
Bixter, Scotland

Shetland Cake Fridges and Honesty Boxes

Across the islands, baked goods, sauces, and much more are for sale 24/7.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Spitz Clock

This giant pocket watch is the third iteration of a local landmark that has been standing just off the Santa Fe Plaza for over 100 years.