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Las Cruces, New Mexico

Chile Pepper Institute

At this research institute, the chile is king.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Recycled Roadrunner Statue

The state bird of New Mexico, constructed entirely out of garbage.
Columbus, New Mexico

Shrine to the Perfect Man

This replica of the Indian spiritual master Meher Baba's tomb stands unfinished in the New Mexico desert.
Hachita, New Mexico

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Mission Church

This abandoned church dominates the landscape of a former mining boomtown.
Lordsburg, New Mexico

Fraggle Rock

The outcropping is graffitied with the name of the beloved musical Muppet television series.
Tucson, Arizona

El Charro Cafe

One of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the United States air-dries its trademark beef in a dangling outdoor cage.
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A wild west cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Old West.
Mesa, Arizona

Organ Stop Pizza

Come for the pizza, stay for a performance on the world's largest theater pipe organ.
Coconino County, Arizona

Red Butte Airfield

The Grand Canyon’s original airport, which once welcomed pilots like Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh, lies abandoned.
Jerome, Arizona

Gold King Mine Ghost Town

Once the product of an inexplicable gold strike, this ghost town is now home to one man and his love of classic machines.
Jerome, Arizona

Abandoned Jerome Post Office

On the outskirts of a reborn ghost town, a decaying post office remembers the bad old days.
Jerome, Arizona

Puscifer the Store

Inside this store, a mysterious statue draws visitors from the world over.
Lee Vining, California

Panum Crater

A volcanic cone that formed over 600 years ago.
Lee Vining, California

Black Point Fissures by Mono Lake

Deep vertical fissures like miniature slot canyons cut across the cemented volcanic rock of Black Point above Mono Lake.
Litchfield, California

Secret - Abandoned Brothel

Secret Manor, a house full of legends, the least of which is the haunting of long-deceased ladies of pleasure.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Frank Lloyd Wright Spire

Originally conceived as part of a proposed Arizona State Capitol building in the 1950s, this structure built in 2004 stands as a monument to the architect's legacy.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Thomas Isaac Log Cabin

A former pillar of the Black community in Ellicott City.
Yerington, Nevada

Yerington Pit (Anaconda Copper Mine)

A deep toxic lake fills this abandoned open-pit copper mine, now a Superfund site.
Silver Springs, Nevada

Fort Churchill

The ruins of a military outpost from the 1860s form the centerpiece of a Nevada state park.
Sparks, Nevada

Scheels Sporting Goods

Curiously, this large sporting goods store features 14 wax representations of American presidents.
Sparks, Nevada

Last Chance Joe

The colossal cartoon man stands outside a Nevada museum.
Doyle, California

Sierra Army Depot

One of the largest fleets of armored vehicles in the world, sitting out in the California desert.
Susanville, California

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

This hiking/biking/horse trail along an old railroad grade features trestles, tunnels, and a roadless stretch through the scenic Susan River canyon.
Takoma Park, Maryland

Thomas-Siegler House And Garden

Concerned residents saved this historic house and garden from demolition.