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San Antonio, Texas

Roman Urn Collection at SAMA

Amazingly detailed marble cinerary urns that once held the cremains of Roman elite.
San Antonio, Texas

Castroville Hearse

An antique horse-drawn hearse provided French luxury for the dead in this Texan town.
Alameda, California

USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

After serving in World War II and picking up Apollo astronauts, this aircraft carrier has been turned into a museum overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Evel Pie

“Live hard, ride fast, eat pizza” at this joint filled with Evel Knievel memorabilia.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas Strip Benchmarks

These markers are used to determine the ground stability of the Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

This incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
Fort Worth, Texas

Southwest Regional Library Demo Garden

This library is a reader's paradise and a plant lover's dream.
San Francisco, California

Hotaling Place

The oldest alley in San Francisco is paved with a reminder of the city's original shoreline.
San Diego, California

USS Recruit

Not truly a ship nor a building, the Navy's first and last "landship" is now abandoned due to clerical issues.
San Diego, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
West, Texas

Czech Stop & Little Czech Bakery

Some of the best pastries in "the Czech heritage capital of Texas" come from a gas station off I-35.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The First Telephone in Las Vegas

The so-called "Father of Las Vegas" had the city's first telephone installed in his office in 1907.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Geodetic Survey Markers

These markers are used to document elevation changes around the famed dam.
Los Angeles, California

Tiki-Ti

Established in the '60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buhen, bartender to the stars.
Zurich, Switzerland

Oepfelchammer

A 200-year-old tavern challenges guests to finish a glass of wine while hanging from a ceiling beam.
New York, New York

Ear Inn

One of the city’s oldest watering holes was originally the home of a famous James Brown (not that one).
Fort Worth, Texas

Billy Bob’s Texas

The "world’s largest honky-tonk" also has its own indoor rodeo arena.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Paris, France

Jean-Paul Marat's Bathtub at Musée Grévin

A magical, macabre wax museum, beloved by locals, uses real artifacts to depict an assassination from the French Revolution.
Boulder City, Nevada

Historic Railroad Hiking Trail

An old railroad grade built for the construction of Hoover Dam is now a recreational trail featuring several tunnels and sweeping views of Lake Mead.
Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

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

Statue of Elvis Presley

A homage to the King at the hotel where he revived his career.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.