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7 Destinations for a Different Kind of Oregon Trail
The premises of the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.
The Bigfoot Trap
Outside Hippo Hardware in Portland.
Antler chandelier plus interior of restaurant
A kestrel falcon nursed back to health by the Cascades Raptor Center.
Vintage aircraft from the Erickson Collection

7 Destinations for a Different Kind of Oregon Trail

This winter, discover the state’s seven wondrous regions.


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When Animals Are Not Where You’d Expect Them to Be
The Tree Goats of Morocco
Cave of the Hanging Snakes
(WikiCommons)
'Akaka Falls
A wallaby on Inchconnachan.

When Animals Are Not Where You’d Expect Them to Be

Fish on cliffs, swimming pigs, and other geographically confused critters.


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The Best-Guarded Treasures in the World
Behold!
A row of nitrate storage vaults at the Packard Campus
The Mosler safe under construction
The Rogers Vault
The world's most expensive playset.
Entering the Mormon Archives, Stewart Brand Center, photo by Alexander Rose.

The Best-Guarded Treasures in the World

A tour of some of the strongest, deepest, and safest hiding spots on Earth.


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The World's Most Fascinating Displays of Preserved Brains
Braaaaaaaains
Edward Bradford Titchener's Brain

The World’s Most Fascinating Displays of Preserved Brains

The mind is a terrible thing to waste.


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6 Off-Road Locations for the Adventurous Driver
Looking down the Burr Trail Switchbacks
Sweep of the lakefront with perched dunes in distance
Hawk's Nest Highway
Gold Camp Road Tunnels
View from Hell's Backbone Bridge overlooking Box-Death Hollow Wilderness Area
Tunnel at the end of the road

6 Off-Road Locations for the Adventurous Driver

These remote locations aren’t for the faint of heart.


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The 9 Greatest Peeing Statues Ever
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Jeanneke Pis forms a counterpoint in gender terms to Brussels' trademark statue, Manneken Pis.
Zinneke Pis
Proudy
Original location.
Peeing Boy with valley below

The 9 Greatest Peeing Statues Ever

This is not a pissing contest.


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