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Washington, D.C.

Fort Stevens

This American Civil War-era fort still stands near the border between Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Buckeye, Arizona

Hobo Joe

A giant mascot, a car bomb, and the mafia mingle in the history of a defunct restaurant chain.
Tucson, Arizona

Gallery in the Sun

This southwestern historic site was designed and built by an artist who wanted his work to "feel at home."
Tombstone, Arizona

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

The first Protestant church in Arizona and only Gothic Revival style adobe church in the world.
Coolidge, Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins

Some of the tallest ancient American ruins continue to inspire awe and curiosity.
Florence, Arizona

McFarland State Historic Park

Florence's historic adobe county courthouse was turned into a historic site that honors one of Arizona's most prominent political leaders.
Cascade, Colorado

The North Pole

This vintage theme park is peak Christmas kitsch—and it's open all summer.
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Great Papago Escape Tunnel

The exit of the largest prisoner-of-war escape attempt on American soil during World War II.
Phoenix, Arizona

Governor Hunt's Pyramid Tomb

The unusual burial monument of Arizona's first governor.
San Diego, California

'The Girl in Red Shoes'

A statue based on a tragic Japanese nursery rhyme, commemorating San Diego's sisterhood with Yokohama.
Washington, D.C.

Library Of Congress Gutenberg Bible

One of the three perfect vellum copies of this historic book known to exist is on display in a specially-designed case.
Yerington, Nevada

Walker River State Recreation Area

Nevada's second-newest state park offers camping, fishing, hiking, and river float trips.
Fallon, Nevada

Lahontan Dam and the Newlands Project

The first project by the Bureau of Reclamation illustrates both the upsides and downsides of reclamation.
Laughlin, Nevada

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Museum

The gambling entrepreneur who built a city was also an avid collector of classic cars.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
San Francisco, California

Chinese Historical Society of America

This museum in San Francisco's Chinatown is one of the oldest and largest archives of Chinese American history and culture.
San Francisco, California

Banker's Heart

A shining, cold, black organ lies in San Francisco's financial district.
San Francisco, California

Corporate Goddess Sculptures

Faceless white figures loom over the city from the rooftop.
San Francisco, California

Site of the Niantic

Gold Rush ship-turned-hotel buried underneath San Francisco's financial district.
San Francisco, California

Audium Theatre of Sound-Sculptured Space

The only theatre in the world constructed specifically for sound movement.
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
San Francisco, California

Stern of the Niantic

The only visible piece of San Francisco's most famous shipwreck.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.