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Wendover, Utah

Metaphor: The Tree of Utah

A 90-foot-tall psychedelic "tree" on the side of the highway has baffled passersby for decades.
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
Elko, Nevada

White King

The world's largest dead polar bear, immortalized by taxidermy and Hunter S. Thompson.
Wells, Nevada

Angel Lake and the East Humboldt Mountains

An attractive alpine lake at 8,400 feet that is only accessible via a paved road.
Jarbidge, Nevada

Jarbidge Wilderness

One of the most remote spots in America and the first protected wilderness area in Nevada, named after an old legend.
Winnemucca, Nevada

Winnemucca to the Sea Highway Marker

This giant slab of driftwood marks the beginning of the Winnemucca to the Sea Highway.
Golconda, Nevada

Midas Ghost Town Saloon

A hidden gem of a saloon in the middle of a ghost town.
Battle Mountain, Nevada

Armpit of America

Small Nevada town embraced its designation as the "Armpit of America" with an Old Spice-sponsored festival.
Nye County, Nevada

Warm Springs Ghost Town

The only thing still moving in this town is the eponymous hot spring.
Mono City, California

Basalt Plug

This large chunk of dark rock is a relic from an ancient volcanic eruption.
Lovelock, Nevada

Nevada Quicksilver Mine

An abandoned mine serves as a stark memorial of when mercury was a valued strategic metal.
Imlay, Nevada

Thunder Mountain Monument

The self-made house sculpture of an outsider artist who named himself "Chief Rolling Thunder."
Cottonwood, Idaho

Dog Bark Park Inn

Sweet Willy, at 30 feet tall, is the world's biggest beagle.
Tulelake, California

Crystal Ice Cave

Each winter this underground cave forms a dazzling ice palace.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Tulelake, California

Lava Beds National Monument

Trails through lava-carved tube-caves display sparkling bacteria and a rich history.
Litchfield, California

Secret - Abandoned Brothel

Secret Manor, a house full of legends, the least of which is the haunting of long-deceased ladies of pleasure.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Crescent Beach

This gorgeous beach hides behind two headlands in Oregon's Ecola State Park.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman-style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside.
Long Beach, Washington

Washington's Largest Frying Pan

This super-sized skillet is a replica of a usable giant pan where a woman once skated on bacon.
South Bend, Washington

The World’s Largest Oyster

A giant sculpture dedicated to a staple of South Bend food culture.
Shelton, Washington

Vance Creek Viaduct

The second tallest railway trestle bridge in America.
Forks, Washington

Forks Timber Museum

A glimpse into the "Logging Capital of the World" at a time when there was far more forest and far less machinery.
La Push, Washington

Rialto Beach Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees.