Berlin, Nevada
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Though it dates back to the turn of the century, Berlin didn't have much of a history. At its peak, it had about 250 residents, most of them silver miners. When they were denied a raise in pay in 1911, they took off – even leaving many of their belongings behind (which remain in place today). The town, which is comprised of 13 structures and a cemetery, is now part of Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, home to the 225-million-year-old fossils of several ancient marine animals. Which makes for at least two great photo ops.

Getting there: Tours are given daily at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.