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Jasper, Alberta

The Athabasca Glacier

This natural wonder is disappearing at an alarming rate.
Drumheller, Alberta

The World's Largest Dinosaur

As if T-rex wasn't big enough, this Canadian monument is four times larger than the real thing.
Improvement District No. 12, Alberta

Medicine Lake

Every fall this lake mysteriously drains, like a bathtub with the plug pulled out.
Alberta

Columbia Icefield

A surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once mantled most of Western Canada's mountains.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
Edmonton, Alberta

West Edmonton Mall

This massive mall has hundreds of shops, an amusement park, and a history of deadly amusement attractions.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Big Rig Jig

Temporary Burning Man sculpture made of two 18-wheelers.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
Alamo, Nevada

Little A'Le'Inn

An eatery for UFO seekers on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
Las Vegas, Nevada

National Atomic Testing Museum

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of the few surviving "Wigwam"-themed motels.
Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World

Prehistoric animals decorate this popular outdoor park.
Traverse City, Michigan

Coast Guard City Monument

A humble ode to the heroic air rescue efforts of the United States Coast Guard serving on the Great Lakes.
Frankfort, Michigan

Frankfort Marine Gateway

The structure has welcomed visitors to this scenic harbor city on Lake Michigan for many decades.
Clare, Michigan

Michigan Transportation Employees Memorial

The statues honor the state transportation employees who've died while performing their work-related duties.
Elk Rapids, Michigan

Talula the Elk Rapids Swan

Talula the swan has been welcoming visitors to Elk Rapids, Michigan, for more than four decades.
Grayling, Michigan

Hartwick Pines Logging Museum

This museum in the forest illustrates the work and lives of Michigan's lumberjacks in the 19th century.
Kalkaska, Michigan

National Trout Memorial

This tremendous trout welcomes visitors to a northern Michigan town with a rich fishing history.
Traverse City, Michigan

Cherry Growers Weigh Station

This vacant station is a relic of harvest processing techniques of the mid-20th century.
Kalkaska, Michigan

Kalkaska Shoe Tree

Michigan’s most famous shoe tree.
Detroit, Michigan

Fallow Deer at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo

Rare deer species in captivity on the island over which they used to run free.
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

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