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Arlee, Montana

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

This giant meditative chakra sits peacefully in the Flathead Valley of western Montana.
Helena, Montana

Cathedral of St. Helena

Modeled after a famous church in Vienna, Austria—but in Helena, Montana.
Helena, Montana

Guardian of the Gulch

The old fire tower is one of the last of its kind in the United States.
Kemmerer, Wyoming

JCPenney Mother Store

One of America's largest retail chains got its start in one of its most remote rural destinations.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Site of the World's First KFC

In 1952, this restaurant began selling the Colonel's “secret” recipe.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

109 East Palace

This innocuous New Mexico storefront was once the secret jump-off spot for Manhattan Project scientists.
Elk City, Oklahoma

National Route 66 Museum

An Oklahoma museum that celebrates the history of the "Mother Road."
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Camel Rock

A natural formation that resembles a camel resting in the New Mexico desert.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Milk Bottle Grocery

This giant mimetic milk bottle has encouraged Route 66 travelers to choose dairy since 1948.
Mexican Hat, Utah

Mexican Hat

This balancing rock is one of Utah's most unusual geological formations.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

North Shore Dance Paving Stones

Follow the steps, and this roadside artwork will teach you how to dance.
Tuscumbia, Alabama

Helen Keller's Water Pump

Underneath this water pump, Annie Sullivan helped Keller speak her first words.
Huntsville, Alabama

The Grave of Miss Baker

Bananas are often left for the first monkey America ever recovered alive after being launched into space.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
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.
Memphis, Tennessee

Overton Park Shell

One of the last Depression-era bandshells still standing was the site of Elvis Presley’s first live concert.
Little Rock, Arkansas

Billy Bass Adoption Center

Where animatronic singing fish go to retire.
Little Rock, Arkansas

The "Little Rock"

Yup, that's where the name came from.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

This mountaintop refuge rehabilitates tigers, lions, bears, and more from illicit wildlife trade—and offers overnight lodging.
Ouray, Colorado

Box Canyon Falls

A glimpse of a waterfall is reached by a steel catwalk along a slot canyon located in an Ouray city park.
Amarillo, Texas

The Second Amendment Cowboy

This constitutionally sound Muffler Man harkens back to the days these attractions were a must-see.