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Mill Ends Park
Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park

The world's smallest park was dedicated in 1948 as the only colony for leprechauns west of Ireland
45.5162, -122.6732
Weather Machine
Portland, Oregon

Weather Machine

This public art piece proves that in Portland even reporting the weather is a thing of whimsy
45.5189, -122.6793
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
Capilano Suspension Bridge
West Vancouver, Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends
49.3429, -123.1148
Vancouver, Canada

Steam Clock Gastown Vancouver

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown
49.2849, -123.1113
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside
46.1814, -123.8175
Leavenworth's Bavarian Village
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination
47.5798, -120.6581
Cow Barn At Northern State Hospital Farm.
Sedro-Woolley, Washington

Northern State Hospital Farm

Former farm staffed by mental patients is now a public park
48.5391, -122.1826
Snoqualmie Tunnel
North Bend, Washington

Snoqualmie Tunnel

This long, dark tunnel is open to hikers, but those without lights are known to get confused even on the straight path
47.3953, -121.4446
Color Picture of the 1940 collapse
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think
47.2620, -122.5419
Twede's Cafe
North Bend, Washington

Twede's Cafe

Twin Peaks' real life Double R Diner has been restored to its damn fine television look
47.4952, -121.7869
Bettie Page mural
Seattle, Washington

Bettie Page House

What's that on the side of that building? Va Va Voom, it's Bettie!
47.6758, -122.2876
Seattle, Washington

Red Mill Totem House

Keeping Ballard's heritage alive with delicious, lightly battered Alaskan wild cod
47.6678, -122.3981
Carl S. English Gardens
Seattle, Washington

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens

A young botanist's horticultural vision realized through a lifetime of planting, tending, and collecting seeds
47.6667, -122.3981
Viewing windows in the lock.
Seattle, Washington

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Allowing humans and fish alike to migrate from freshwater to saltwater and back again
47.6667, -122.3981
The Lockspot
Seattle, Washington

Lockspot Cafe

An eclectic restaurant serving from and to the nearby Chittenden Locks
47.6678, -122.3958
The iconic Sloop Tavern exterior.
Seattle, Washington

The Sloop Tavern

A 50-year old dive bar that has its own yacht club
47.6689, -122.3943
The Seattle Metaphysical Library is located beneath the Kress building in Ballard.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Metaphysical Library

An underground library specializing in underground knowledge
47.6691, -122.3858
Bop Street Records
Seattle, Washington

Bop Street Records

A vinyl-lover's Shangri-La
47.6688, -122.3857
Majestic Bay Theatre
Seattle, Washington

Majestic Bay Theatre

Continuing a tradition of movie magic on the site of America’s oldest continually operating movie theatre
47.6688, -122.3841
Ballard Carnegie Library, 2007, home to Carnegie's Restaurant
Seattle, Washington

Carnegie Public Library

Always a new use for this old building
47.6689, -122.3834
Witness Trees by Jen Dixon- New Growth Tree
Seattle, Washington

Bergen Place Park and Mural

A commemorative mural in this tiny Ballard park honors the neighborhood's rich Scandinavian ties, particularly with Seattle's Norwegian sister city Bergen
47.6680, -122.3847
Ballard City Hall Municipal Building, 1915
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Centennial Bell Tower

A 1,000 pound brass bell commemorates a time when this small maritime neighborhood was actually its own separate city
47.6676, -122.3847
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Sip & Ship

Offering an enjoyable alternative to the standard hellacious post office trip
47.6688, -122.3812