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Target Marathon
Alpine, Texas

Target Marathon

This is probably not the Target you're looking for.
30.2818, -103.4439
Looking onto the bridge from the walking trail.
Denton, Texas

Goatman's Bridge

A registered historic landmark shrouded in unsettling local legends.
33.1297, -97.1060
BOK Tower
Tulsa, Oklahoma

BOK Tower

A half-size replica of the World Trade Center towers above Tulsa.
36.1550, -95.9903
Intermittent Spring
Afton, Wyoming

Intermittent Spring

A miraculous natural phenomenon known as "the spring that breathes."
42.7444, -110.8485
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
44.4750, -110.8436
Blackfoot, Idaho

Idaho Potato Museum

This museum glorifies the humble potato.
43.1895, -112.3438
This Is The Place Monument
Salt Lake City, Utah

This Is The Place Monument

A towering tribute to decisiveness stands on the spot where Brigham Young and his Mormon followers decided that this must be the place.
40.7537, -111.8154
Salt Lake City, Utah

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

A hidden garden of stones engraved with scriptures, a Joseph Smith Sphynx, and all carved by one man.
40.7593, -111.8695
Anderson Tower
Salt Lake City, Utah

Anderson Tower Monument

This granite monument at the site of an ill-conceived tourist attraction is built from the same stone as the Mormon Temple.
40.7761, -111.8837
The Summum Pyramid
Salt Lake City, Utah

Summum Pyramid

Pyramid home to an obscure religious group that practices modern mummification.
40.7506, -111.9116
The original Saltair
Tooele, Utah

Saltair

This concert pavilion on the shore of the Great Salt Lake has been destroyed by fire, water, and disinterest but keeps coming back.
40.7471, -112.1882
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Isa Lake

The only natural lake in the world that drains into both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
44.4419, -110.7185
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
The crow's nest
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn

An architect's childhood fantasy treehouse made real.
44.4597, -110.8303
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
44.5251, -110.8390
A bear successfully destroying a cooler to get to the food inside.
West Yellowstone, Montana

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

The residents at this Yellowstone wildlife park will certify your cooler as "bear-proof."
44.6563, -111.0991
Stardust Motel sign.
Marfa, Texas

Stardust Motel Sign

This old abandoned sign flickers to announce a motel that isn't even there.
30.3053, -104.0444
Woody Guthrie Center.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Woody Guthrie Center

A museum packed with instruments, lyrics, and other mementos of the American folk icon.
36.1586, -95.9922
The hole.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cain’s Ballroom

Sid Vicious famously punched a hole in the wall of this iconic music venue.
36.1610, -95.9949
Architectural DNA.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Architectural DNA

An old spiral fire escape dangles above a public courtyard in Midtown Oklahoma City.
35.4785, -97.5152
 Oklahoma City Underground.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Underground

Travel through the hidden underbelly of the city in colorful tunnels filled with art and history exhibits.
35.4671, -97.5155
The church in 2011
Edmond, Oklahoma

Hopewell Baptist Church

Built from oil field parts and resembling a teepee, this abandoned mid-century church is hoping for a comeback.
35.6532, -97.6202
Smiling blue whale of Catoosa
Catoosa, Oklahoma

Blue Whale of Catoosa

Nature's biggest mammal swims in landlocked Oklahoma.
36.1939, -95.7329
Golden Driller
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller

The fifth tallest statue in the United States is a shirtless monument to the oil worker.
36.1344, -95.9308