Cultural
Museum housing the world's largest display of firefighting gear. Most of the exhibits are of a historic nature: hand and horse-drawn pumpers, hose carriers, and hook-and-ladder wagons from the 18th and 19th centuries, antique motorized fire trucks, historic fire-alarm systems, and a fire safety...
Harold Warp, a plastics tycoon, bought his whole home town and turned it into a tourist attraction. Amongst other things it has the world's largest collection of restored farm tractors. A restaurant, motel, and campground are also to be found there.
Regional coal-mining museum, owned by the Westmoreland Coal Company. Mostly historic tools.
The federal government located one of its ten Japanese-American interment camps here, north of Cody, during World War II. Like the other relocation centers, the Heart Mountain Internment Camp had around 650 buildings, with 450 barracks holding as many as 10,000 people in a fenced compound covering...
The Herald Examiner building has been used nearly exclusively as a film location since the notorious Los Angeles newspaper, once owned by William Randolph Hearst, closed down in 1989. This landmark building was built by Julia Morgan (California's first registered female architect), who so impressed...
At the north end of Hill Air Force Base is the Hill Aerospace Museum, open to the public. Inside and outside are numerous aircraft, including an SR-71.
A 14-room house carved from a sandstone monolith by Albert Christensen, who spent 12 years on the project, and his wife Gladys, who continued the work for another eight years after he died in 1957. The cavity is 5,000 square feet of fully furnished, manmade cave, with a fireplace and a deep fryer....
A miniature landscape of the Biblical Holy Land spread out over 18 acres; built by a local attorney named John Baptist Greco. Folk art enthusiasts saved it from the bulldozers after Greco's death in 1986, however, the site then lay abandoned and in disrepair for decades. In 2014, as a result of a...
A developed tourist cave with a large main passageway, an underground lake offering rowboat rides, a wedding chapel and an elevator.
The Osborne Overlook is as good a place as any to see the Algodones Sand Dunes, the nation's largest dune field, and the nation's largest off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreational area. Thanksgiving weekend sees as many as 30,000 (some say over 100,000) recreationists at the dunes, which are managed...
A museum examining the history of transportation on the Great Lakes. It has some very nice models of ships, and boats, and a remarkable display of fresnel lenses from lighthouses. As the headquarters for the Great Lakes Historical Society, a large collection of books, documents, records and...
A cave discovered in 1963, when Texas Highway Department workers, drilling a test hole for an overpass on Interstate 35, lost their drill bit into a void. The hole was widened, and over the next three years, the 1.5 miles of cave discovered there evolved into a tourist attraction.

The Institute of Mentalphysics, also known as the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, is a spiritual teaching and retreat site in the Southern California desert, founded by Edwin John Dingle. His Science of Mentalphysics, based on Tibetan and other Asian teachings, was begun in 1927 in Los Angeles....

The Integratron is an unusual structure that was built as a rejuvenation machine, an electromagnetic wave oscillator contained in a 50-foot diameter dome in the desert near Landers. Constructed in the 1950s-60s by George Van Tassel, a former test pilot for Hughes and Douglas Aircraft, who moved...
Located inside the old movie theater on Main Street, the main attraction in Roswell is the 8,000-square-foot UFO museum, with library, theater, private research rooms, and gift shop. The building is full of articles, dioramas, paintings, and other displays describing the history of space aliens on...
What has been called the largest McDonalds in the World spans an interstate highway in Oklahoma known as the Will Rogers Turnpike. The first restaurant to operate inside the building was the Glass House, an early chain specializing in highway travel plazas. A Howard Johnson’s also operated there...
Now just a ranch along a remote highway, Iosepa was a community of over 200 Polynesians, who settled in this desert valley in 1889, to be closer to the center of the Mormon church. A few years later, leprosy broke out in the community, leading to the formation of Utah's only known leper colony. By...
The Internal Revenue Service's National Computer Center was dedicated in 1961. Data from taxes filed at the IRS's two regional service centers is transmitted over secure phone lines to the center, which maintains IRS "master" files and electronically examines returns for tax fraud.
A number of outdoor pieces were built in this park by Heather McGill and John Roloff between 1986 and 1989, as part of the interpretive efforts for the then new nature preserve at Elkhorn Slough, near the Central California Coast. Isla de Umunnum is the name of the 5-acre island where the...
The ninth of the artist Michael Heizer's "Nine Nevada Depressions" made around the state in 1968. This one is a circular loop made in a dry lake bed surface, at Massacre Dry Lake, near Vyo, Nevada. Six tons of earth was displaced, making a one foot wide trench, around 120 feet long, with the loop...
Also known as the May Natural History Museum, this is a complex of museums and exhibits located next to a rural RV park, featuring displays of over 7,000 different species of invertebrates, giant beetles, moths, butterflies, spiders, scorpions, and artifacts from - but not limited to -  ...
Museum containing historic material, and information on the region. The Green and Colorado rivers are a major river system which drains an area about one-seventh of the United States. The museum recounts the amazing tale of the exploration of these wild rivers by John Wesley Powell in 1869, after...
One of the most visible of the classic diners in Los Angeles is Johnie's Coffee Shop, located in the heart of the Miracle Mile corridor of Wilshire Boulevard. Johnie's was built by the Googie architecture firm of Armet and Davis in 1955. It ceased serving food in late 2000, and the current owners...
The Johnson Ridge Observatory is the last of five large Mount St. Helens interpretive centers built along the 50 mile Spirit Lake Highway, which was completely rebuilt after the 1980 eruption. This multimillion dollar, high-tech visitor center, built by the Forest Service, sits on a ridge at the...
A museum describing the Johnstown Flood, a disaster that occurred in 1889, when a dam burst and a twenty-million-ton wall of water swept away the town of Johnstown, killing 2,200 people. The museum is located in a former Carnegie library, and shows the film "The Flood." Carnegie, ironically, was a...
Located at the site of the dam which burst in 1889, killing 2,209 people downstream. The monument consists of a mass grave and a visitors center where the film "Black Friday" is shown. The Johnstown Flood Museum is unrelated to the monument and is located in Johnstown.
The farm where Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka the Mormons) was born, in 1805, was located on this hillside in South Royalton. The site is now one of more than a dozen historic sites owned by the LDS Church, and is a pilgrimage site for Mormons. On site...
A tourist attraction/history museum describing the saga of the legendary wild west lawman, Judge Roy "Law West of the Pecos" Bean. The visitors center has elaborate dioramas portraying events, along with audio narration. Outside is the original Jersey Lilly courtroom-saloon where Bean presided and...
A former grain silo has been converted into the world's largest kaleidoscope, part of the newly renovated Catskill Corners complex, designed to attract tourists. A projector at the apex of the 37-foot tall silo projects images, multiplied by a set of mirrors, onto a screen that hangs above the...
A museum devoted to barbed wire, displaying hundreds of exotic varieties. Chock-a-block with information on the impact of barbed wire in the settlement of the midwest, in range wars between the homesteaders and cattlemen, and the transformation of the open prairie. The adjacent Post Rock museum...