50 States, 50 Unusual Landmarks

WEST VIRGINIA: The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Hop on a vintage miner's car for a guided tour of this family-owned coal mine, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Your guide will be a veteran coal miner.) www.beckleymine.com

WISCONSIN: House on the Rock
This aptly named Spring Green attraction is, indeed, a house built upon a rock overlooking the Wyoming Valley. Don't miss the glass-walled Infinity Room, which will make you feel as if you're hanging in space. www.houseontherock.com

WYOMING: Fossil Butte National Monument
For a glimpse into prehistoric life, hike the Fossil Lake Trail near this 50-million-year-old lake bed in Kemmerer. A Junior Ranger program allows kids 5 and up to participate in special activities along the trail and record their names in a permanent register. www.nps.gov/fobu

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