Petrified Wood Park. Lemmon, South Dakota. At the onset of the Great Depression in 1930, Quammen commissioned some 30 men to scavenge the Great Plains for rocks and fossils (and earn him an “amateur geologist” title). Besides putting food on their tables, the team’s efforts dug up gobs of petrified wood chunks that Quammen later turned into one weird site, featuring statues of everything from waterfalls to wishing wells.
I watched the video in the link provided, and omg these places are crazy...but I really want to go there and see them; idk about about last one though, watch it and you will know what I am talking about :o
ENGLAND’S GNOME RESERVE ~ There’s no place like the Gnome Reserve: Fans of the cheeky lawn ornaments can travel here to see more than 1,000 gnomes and pixies in their natural outdoor habitat. (There are also more than 250 labeled species of wildflowers.) The Reserve hosts an on-site museum with a collection of antique statues. The dress code? Pointed hats and fishing rods are loaned out to visitors for free, “so you don’t embarrass the gnomes.”
The jaw-dropping rocky landscape is naturally red from a build-up of sandstone over many millions of years, while the rainbow effect comes from colourful mineral deposits. Sandstone and red mineral deposits were compressed into multi-coloured layers of rock. Movement of the giant plates that form Earth’s crust pushed, cut, and folded the layers. The name Danxia means “rosy clouds” in Chinese.
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