Western lovers now have another reason to plan a trip to Marfa, Texas. Marfa was the filming location for several western films, including the beloved epic “Giant.” It’s now also home to a massive, stunning mural created by artist John Cerney.
If you travel into the mountains of Toyama, Japan, you’ll stumble upon a hidden village. Instead of citizens, though, this village, known as Fureai Sekibutsu no Sato, is filled with statues of Japanese townspeople.
When most people think about Peruvian tourist attractions, they think about ancient ruins. The city of Cusco is ever-evolving, though, and it has a new attraction in the works: Apukunaq Tianan, also known as the “Abode of the Gods.”
The outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, have experienced a lot of upheaval over the years. However, Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum helps to offset these struggles and bring joy to the area.
If you’re traveling through Taos, New Mexico, you’ll likely come across a collection of houses lined with recycled materials like tires, bottles, and cans. At first, these strange houses look like spaceships. In reality, they’re home to over 130 people, all of whom are members of the Greater World Earthship Community.
Few travel destinations compare to the stunning turquoise thermal pools found in Pamukkale, Turkey. “Pamukkale” translates to “cotton castle” in English. This tiny southwest Turkey town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to 17 exquisite water terraces.
Fiji… famous for turquoise waters, beautiful tropical fish, glittering sands, and… pizza? Visit Cloud 9, a unique bar and pizzeria with by far the best view in the South Pacific. Between snorkeling sessions, swim up to the bar or climb aboard the floating pizzeria and enjoy a slice or sip on your favorite cocktails.
In Calhoun, Georgia, tucked away in a grassy valley behind a church, is the Rock Garden. Blink, and you’ll miss it. If you take the time to seek it out, though, you’ll be in for an incredible experience.
Looking to spice up your next road trip? Take a drive down Regent, North Dakota’s 32-mile Enchanted Highway. Along this highway, you’ll find massive scrap metal sculptures that depict animals like geese, deer, grasshoppers, and pheasants. There’s also a sculpture of the 26th U.S. President, Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, and another one that features a full family made of tin.
The majority of Americans are familiar with Mount Rushmore. What they don’t know is that this almost 80-year-old monument has a very controversial history. Mount Rushmore features 60-foot carvings of four U.S. presidents (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson) into the mountainside of South Dakota’s Black Hills.