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Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
Costa Rica

Diquís Spheres

These mysterious ancient stone spheres were created by a civilization lost to time and are now mostly lawn ornaments.
Tucson, Arizona

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

The world's largest military aircraft cemetery.
García, Mexico

Grutas de García

Inside this mountain lies several kilometers of breathtaking caves.
Mexico

Chicxulub Crater

World's third largest impact crater, and where the fate of the dinosaurs was sealed.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
Key West, Florida

Robert the Doll

This legendary "evil" doll has been haunting the citizens of Key West for over 100 years.
Santa María del Tule, Mexico

El Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree)

The stoutest tree in the world.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

The second-largest cave chamber in the world was discovered in 1898 by a 16-year-old and a friend known as "Pothead."
El Paso, Texas

Hueco Tanks

Natural catch-basin rocks covered in thousands of drawings spanning many millennia.
Monticello, Utah

Hole n" the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
Terlingua, Texas

Lajitas Ghost Town

Ghost town with a beer-drinking goat for mayor.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
Ceballos, Mexico

Mapimí Silent Zone

A US military accident created the legends behind this Mexican version of the Bermuda Triangle.
Chile

Hand of the Desert

A sculpture of a giant hand reaches for the stars in the middle of the Atacama desert.
Nor Yungas, Bolivia

North Yungas Road

Death road of Bolivia.