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  • Hole N

    Hole N" The Rock

    Moab, Utah

    Albert and Gladys Christensen spent 12 years creating one by blasting into a sandstone cliff face. 14 rooms, 5,000 square feet, a classic Utah tourist attraction.

  • Dinosaur Museum: Art and Feathers

    Dinosaur Museum: Art and Feathers

    Blanding, Utah

    Unique museum founded by two paleo-artists features feathered dinosaurs and an extensive collection of dino-movie and pop culture art.

  • Biggest Pit in the World

    Biggest Pit in the World

    Herriman, Utah

    If the open-pit Bingham Canyon Mine were a stadium, it could seat nine million people. Visitor Center destroyed by a rock slide in 2013, but in summer you can still drive your vehicle to an overlook.

  • Mounted Head of The Dog

    Mounted Head of The Dog

    Huntsville, Utah

    At one time "The Dog" was the world's largest St. Bernard, and its owner loved it so much that when it died he had its head mounted over a booth in the local saloon.

  • Gilgal Garden

    Gilgal Garden

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Strange folk art park featuring a stone sphinx resembling Mormon Joseph Smith.

  • Pyramid of Modern Mummification

    Pyramid of Modern Mummification

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    40 feet square at the base, 26 feet tall. The headquarters of Summum, a religion that believes in modern mummification. They've applied it to scores of animals and their own leader.

  • Statue of Philo Farnsworth, Father of TV

    Statue of Philo Farnsworth, Father of TV

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    The pioneer inventor was born near Beaver, and is honored in the State Capitol.

  • 33-Foot-Long Iguana

    33-Foot-Long Iguana

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    It took artist Stephen Kelser two years to build the lizard, with over 120,000 hand-sculpted scales.

  • Dine-A-Ville Pink Dinosaur

    Dine-A-Ville Pink Dinosaur

    Vernal, Utah

    Adorable pink cartoon dino named "Dinah" built in 1958 to advertise a motel. In 1999 she began a second career as a welcome sign for the town of Vernal.

  • Metaphor, the Tree of Utah

    Metaphor, the Tree of Utah

    Wendover, Utah

    Towering metal "tree" is the only vertical thing for hours along I-80's path through the white desert of the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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