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While you might recognize it as the UFO hub from ...

While you might recognize it as the UFO hub from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Wyoming’s Devils Tower is actually an igneous intrusion — and no, it’s not hollow! While most visit the tower just to look, about 4,000 people climb it each year (with proper equipment, of course).

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Minnesota is the home of the Jolly Green Giant, and ...

Minnesota is the home of the Jolly Green Giant, and if you happen to be driving through Blue Earth, you’ll have the pleasure of encountering the giant himself. Standing at around 55 feet (17 meters) tall, the smiling statue may convince even the pickiest eaters that vegetables can help you grow big and strong.

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Who knew you could get a good night's sleep inside ...

Who knew you could get a good night’s sleep inside a beagle? The Dog Bark Park Inn — otherwise known as the World’s Biggest Beagle — sleeps four and is the pride Cottonwood, Idaho. Kids will love the beagle-themed décor and the loft, where they can curl up with a good book or just enjoy truly getting inside the head of dog.

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You can't drive through Washington state without taking a detour ...

You can’t drive through Washington state without taking a detour by Mount St. Helens, an active volcano notorious for its deadly eruption in May 1980. Visitors can hike around the area, or, for a unique souvenir, stop by a gift shop for a small bottle of ash gathered from the base of the volcano.

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If you're passing through San Juan County, N.M., take a ...

If you’re passing through San Juan County, N.M., take a break to explore the Aztec Ruins National Monument. Soak up a little history as you wander through an ancestral Pueblo house that includes more than 500 rooms.

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Probably best-known for their appearance in the 1985 hit Pee-wee's ...

Probably best-known for their appearance in the 1985 hit Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, California’s Cabazon Dinosaurs draw thousands of visitors each year from Interstate 10. Visit the gift shop inside Dinny the Apatosaurus, or climb to the top of the four-story T-Rex (known to his friends as “Mr. Rex”) and snap a picture beside his massive teeth — if you dare.

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Where else would you expect to find the World's Largest ...

Where else would you expect to find the World’s Largest Penguin but in Cut Bank, Mont., one of the coldest places in the United States? From his post in front of the Glacier Gateway Inn, the 27-foot (8-meter) penguin speaks to those who stop to push a button at the base of the statue: It may be hard to make out, but he proudly proclaims, “Welcome to Cut Bank, the coldest spot in the nation!”

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What's a hoodoo? Sounds kind of creepy, doesn't it? You'll ...

What’s a hoodoo? Sounds kind of creepy, doesn’t it? You’ll be fascinated by the slightly eerie sight of these tall spires of rock, known as the hoodoos of Devils Garden, part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. You’ll learn more about the origins of hoodoos a few pictures down the line.

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Who needs to leave the country for Stonehenge when you ...

Who needs to leave the country for Stonehenge when you can visit Carhenge right here in the United States — specifically, in Alliance, Neb.? Made up of 38 cars arranged to mimic the famous monument in both size and placement, Carhenge measures about 96 feet (29 meters) in diameter and draws plenty of gawkers from around America.

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OK, so you've seen it before, but have you ever ...

OK, so you’ve seen it before, but have you ever stopped to consider the strangeness of California’s famous Hollywood sign, with its 45-foot-tall (14-meter-tall) letters? Originally erected as a temporary advertisement in 1923, the sign has endured for decades and become an icon of the American film industry.