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Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Anahuacalli

The Mexican painter Diego Rivera created this unusual museum to display his collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Ex-Votos of Churubusco

These unusual paintings give thanks to the saints and deities who granted people favors and miracles.
Mexico City, Mexico

National Museum of Interventions

A bullet-scarred monastery chronicles Mexico's turbulent history of foreign invasions.
Mexico City, Mexico

Foro Sol

The F1 Mexican Grand Prix circuit goes right through the middle of this old baseball stadium.
Heber-Overgaard, Arizona

Travis Walton's Phone Booth

In 1975, a forestry worker in Arizona claimed to have been abducted by a UFO.
Washington, D.C.

Grand Lodge Of Masons

This Masonic lodge was the first major private building to be constructed in Washington, D.C. after the Civil War.
Washington, D.C.

Harris & Ewing Photographic Studio

Once home to the largest photo service in the United States.
Hurricane, Utah

Quail Creek Reservoir

An unprepossessing storage reservoir in southern Utah has a checkered past.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

The Tunnel at Niagara Parks Power Station

A tunnel that brings more than a century of history to life from the deepest parts of the Niagara Gorge.
Barnegat Township, New Jersey

Cedar Bridge Tavern

One of the oldest surviving bars in the United States, located at the site of the last skirmish of the American Revolution.
San Antonio, Texas

Rube Waddell's Grave

The final resting place of a baseball legend who was better known for his behavior off the field.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville Weather Kiosk

Before TV meteorologists, there were weather kiosks. This may be the last one in the United States.
Washington, D.C.

Edwin P. Goodwin House

This house was once the location of Frelinghuysen University.
Primm, Nevada

Prizm Outlets

This former shopping outlet is now adorned with beautiful graffiti and murals.
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of the Desert" is now a haunting ruin, and a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
Yermo, California

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner & Diner-Saur Park

Like a kitschy mirage in the Mojave, this eatery serves up classic 50s-style diner meals and a dinosaur sculpture garden.
Yosemite National Park, California

Horsetail Fall's Firefall

Under the right circumstances, this waterfall in Yosemite briefly turns a luminescent fiery orange.
Rimrock, Arizona

Montezuma Well

This sinkhole in the Arizona desert is filled with carbonated, arsenic-rich water
El Paso, Texas

Chamizal National Memorial

This site honors the end of a 100-year boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico—all started by a river's shifting course.
Columbus, New Mexico

Pancho Villa State Park

Located near the U.S.-Mexico border, this park remembers the famous raid of General Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his soldiers.
Florence, Arizona

Poston Butte

The "Father of Arizona" tried to build a Zoroastrian fire temple on the hill where he's now buried.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ethyl the Whale

Life-sized sculpture of a blue whale made of hand-recycled plastic trash.