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Alamosa, Colorado

Medano Creek

A picturesque (all-natural!) beach in a landlocked state.
Sponsored by Visit Alamosa
Denver, Colorado

Mayan Theatre

One of three remaining theatres in the United States created in the Art Deco Mayan Revival style.
Denver, Colorado

"The Yearling"

A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.
Lakeside, Colorado

Lakeside Amusement Park

One of the oldest continuously operating amusement parks in the U.S. is an open-air museum of Art Deco and neon lights.
Castle Rock, Colorado

Castlewood Canyon Dam Ruins

The remains of the dam that unleashed a 15-foot wall of water on Denver.
Denver, Colorado

Jack Swigert Statue

In the middle of a busy airport, a statue honoring the astronaut who told Houston that Apollo 13 had a problem.
Cascade, Colorado

The North Pole

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

Floating Mesa

The top of a giant mesa, just outside of Amarillo, appears to float in the sky above.
Trinidad, Colorado

Steam Engine 638

This small piece of railroad history sits behind the parking lot of a chain grocery store.
Panhandle, Texas

VW Slug Bug Ranch

A small car graveyard sits in the shadow of the famous Cadillac Ranch.
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
McLean, Texas

1929 Phillips 66 Station

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

U-Drop Inn

Once in disrepair, this popular Texas stop along iconic Route 66 has been restored to its past glory.
Wichita Falls, Texas

Newby-McMahon Building

World's smallest skyscraper, the product of a remarkable con.
Irving, Texas

Momo Spot

Exceptional Nepalese food can be found in a Texas gas station.
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.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Housed in a century-old building, this museum's dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
Waco, Texas

Waco Mammoth Site

Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event.
Hearne, Texas

Grave in the Road

This one-woman cemetery was a small civil rights victory.
Watauga, Texas

Chef Point Bar & Restaurant

High-end dining has a home in this former gas station.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum

In addition to over 80 vehicles on display covering over 100 years of motorcycle history, this free museum focuses on the people who ride and love these bikes.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Magic Town

Experience life in one of America’s smallest neighborhoods.
Lubbock, Texas

American Wind Power Center

This Texas windmill field celebrates the power and majesty of the very winds that blow.
Amarillo, Texas

Combine City

These half-buried combine harvesters just off Route 66 are an homage to the Cadillac Ranch.