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Nye County, Nevada

Fang Ridge

Red rock "fangs" jut out of the desert near the Extraterrestrial Highway.
Seaside, Oregon

Painted Rock Beach

Hundreds of painted rocks dazzle this small beach where adding your own is encouraged.
Paradise, Michigan

Tahquamenon Falls

These dramatic cola-colored falls have appeared in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and a song by Sufjan Stevens.
Tonopah, Nevada

U.S. 6 in Nevada

A stretch of highway even lonelier than the so-called "Loneliest Road in America."
Chicago, Illinois

Beginning (and End) of Historic Route 66

A journey begins with a single step, and for many, the road-trip of a lifetime started at this Chicago intersection.
Astoria, Oregon

Flavel House Museum

You might recognize this historic Oregon mansion from its appearance in 'The Goonies.'
Brownsville, Texas

Brownsville City Cemetery

Wander among the gravestones in this historic border town.
Boulder City, Nevada

Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum

A professional special effects makeup artist’s collection of horror creatures and one-of-a-kind recreations on display in downtown Boulder City.
Sponsored by Travel Nevada
Holbrook, Arizona

'Highway of Dreams' 1932 Studebaker

This rusted car found in Petrified Forest National Park's Route 66 exhibit may be the most photographed abandoned car in the country.
Benham, Kentucky

Kentucky Coal Museum

Featuring a Loretta Lynn display and a re-created coal mine exhibit.
Goldfield, Nevada

Gemfield

One of the best places to dig—some say on the planet—for six different types of chalcedony.
Sponsored by Travel Nevada
Walcott, Iowa

Iowa 80 Truck Stop

The world’s largest truck stop includes a barber shop, chiropractor, and a huge museum with antique trucks.
Tonopah, Nevada

Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project

This massive solar generating facility in the Nevada desert has been plagued by difficulties.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Improbably, the largest wildlife refuge in the conterminous 48 states sits just northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rochester, Michigan

Meadow Brook Hall

This museum was once the home of industry titan Matilda Dodge Wilson.
Fortuna Foothills, Arizona

Yuma Proving Grounds Open Air Museum

An assortment of armored tanks and Howitzer cannons in the middle of the Sonoran Desert.
Nye County, Nevada

Warm Springs Ghost Town

The only thing still moving in this town is the eponymous hot spring.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Sault Canal Locks

Beautiful scenery, history, science, and physics come together in this remnant of shipping lore.
Deadwood, South Dakota

Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower

Seth Bullock, the sheriff of Deadwood, built this town immediately after Teddy Roosevelt’s death in 1919.
Hawthorne, Nevada

Hawthorne Ordnance Museum

Once a staging site for World War II munitions.
Hondo, Texas

Ruins of St Dominic's Catholic Church

On a dusty county road sit the ruins of a ghost town's abandoned church.
Amana, Iowa

High Amana General Store

Step back in time while shopping inside this local store.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Tule Springs Fossil Beds

This arid landscape was once a lush wetland. Today, it's a paleontological site filled with fossilized mammoths, sabertooth cats, and more.
McLean, Texas

1929 Phillips 66 Station

This refurbished gas station is one of the oldest in Texas, located on the original Route 66.