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Tecopa, California

China Ranch Date Farm

This secluded date farm can be reached only by following a bumpy, single-lane desert road.
Baker, California

Alien Fresh Jerky

Finally the worlds of UFO enthusiasts and beef jerky lovers have come together in this roadside shop.
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
Furnace Creek, California

Harmony Borax Works

This crumbling Death Valley mining complex was known for its use of giant, 20-mule team wagons.
Inyo County, California

Artist's Drive

Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
Inyo County, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
Shoshone, California

Dublin Gulch

A unique collection of old miners' cave homes carved in to the hillside cliffs near Death Valley.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Liquors

Back in 1952, you could get a mushroom cloud chaser with your atomic cocktail.
Tonopah, Nevada

Old Tonopah Cemetery

There's nothing creepier than a cemetery next to a clown motel.
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
Goldfield, Nevada

Paste Eater's Grave

Eulogizing an unknown man's unusual demise.
Goldfield, Nevada

International Car Forest of the Last Church

Graffiti, cars, and religion combine to create this jungle of scrap in the Nevada desert.
Nye County, Nevada

Sailing Stones of Bonnie Claire Playa

Under the right conditions, rocks will move across this dry lakebed, leaving trails behind them.
Beatty, Nevada

Angel's Ladies Brothel

A brothel nestled amongst ghost towns, with an abandoned plane wreck to greet you.
Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
Hiko, Nevada

Alien Research Center

The self-proclaimed gateway to the Extraterrestrial Highway.
Alamo, Nevada

The Black Mailbox

Mysterious meeting place for UFO hunters near Area 51.
Tonopah, Nevada

U.S. 6 in Nevada

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

Extraterrestrial Highway Sign

This sign designates the road that leads to the infamous Area 51.
Nye County, Nevada

Fang Ridge

Red rock "fangs" jut out of the desert near the Extraterrestrial Highway.
Nye County, Nevada

Warm Springs Ghost Town

The only thing still moving in this town is the eponymous hot spring.
Fairplay, Colorado

South Park City

This open-air reconstruction of an Old West town, a cross between a theme park and a museum, provides an immersive historical experience.
Morrison, Colorado

Dinosaur Ridge

See 150 million-year-old dinosaur tracks and bones dating back to the Jurassic period.