Head-Smashed-In, World's Most Lavish Buffalo Jump
Fort Macleod, Alberta
For thousands of years, Native Americans killed bison by chasing them over the edge of a cliff. In 1987 it was turned into a tourist attraction -- and what an attraction! Canada spent $10 million digging a visitor center into the face of the cliff, and building a trail to the base of the jump where bones are piled over 30 feet deep.
Oddly, "Head-Smashed-In" didn't get its name from the thousands of skull-crushed bison, but from a single nonconformist Indian. He wanted to witness a buffalo jump from the base of the cliff, and wound up flattened under tons of bison meat.