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Eugene, Oregon

Pre's Rock

A memorial for the mustachioed record-setting runner.
Rhododendron, Oregon

Silent Rock

According to legend, you must remain completely silent while passing this man-made mound or suffer the consequences.
New Princeton, Oregon

Alvord Desert

At the base of Steens Mountain resides an otherworldly desert.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
Nehalem, Oregon

Neahkahnie Mountain

Mountain known by the Tillamook Tribe as "the place of the supreme deity."
La Pine, Oregon

Lava Cast Forest

A rugged lava field dotted with molds of the ancient pines that were growing when the volcano erupted.
John Day, Oregon

Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum

This perfectly preserved Chinese medicine shop was untouched for decades before being reopened as a museum.
Portland, Oregon

Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden

Statues of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy the dog in the park where their adventures "really happened."
Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Twin Rocks

Two massive rock outcroppings on the Oregon coastline.
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Sisters, Oregon

Lost Lake

This lake in the Cascades lives up to its name, disappearing down a hole every spring.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in legends.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

The fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell UFO Spacewalk

A blacklight journey through a celestial art exhibit.
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Quartzsite, Arizona

The Red Ghost of Quartzsite

A scrap-metal sculpture recalls an infamous 19th-century camel.
Quartzsite, Arizona

Hi Jolly Monument

This memorial pyramid marker honors one of the United States Government's first official camel riders.
Quartzsite, Arizona

Reader's Oasis Books

The shop's owner has spent decades in the desert wearing nothing but a strategically placed sock.
Astoria, Oregon

Museum of Whimsy

A delightfully quirky blend of oddities spread throughout an old 1920s bank.
Gerlach, Nevada

High Rock Canyon Wilderness

Many generations of travelers have passed through the steep, smooth walls of this canyon.
Davis, California

Bohart Museum of Entomology

This museum boasts the ninth-largest collection of insects in North America.