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Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
Kansas City, Missouri

Country Club Plaza

The first car-centric shopping plaza in the U.S. brought a little bit of Spain to downtown Kansas City.
Doune, Scotland

Doune Castle

The castle that provided the setting for much of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' is now a pilgrimage site for fans.
Ponca City, Oklahoma

E.W. Marland Mansion

This ostentatious Italianate palace of an Oklahoma billionaire is filled with several themed mini-museums.
Astoria, Oregon

Hillside Cemetery

This graveyard is the eternal home of many brave pioneers who settled the Great Northwest.
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

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

Kurt Cobain Memorial Park

A tribute to the Nirvana frontman hides beneath the bridge that was the singer's beloved hangout spot.
Neskowin, Oregon

Neskowin Ghost Forest

The eerie remnants of an ancient forest were hidden under the sand for centuries.
Depoe Bay, Oregon

Cape Foulweather

The first North American landing spot for James Cook on his third voyage of discovery in the Pacific.
Florence, Oregon

Darlingtonia State Natural Site

The park preserves a single, rare species of carnivorous plant that spells doom for unsuspecting insects.
Florence, Oregon

Exploding Whale Memorial Park

Fifty years after a “blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds,” this idyllic natural area commemorates the carnage.
Rhodes, Greece

Street of the Knights

One of the best-preserved medieval streets in Europe.
Kuşadası, Turkey

Kuşadası

A charming beach town in Turkey captures all the colors of the rainbow.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from goddess Athena.
Athens, Greece

Caves of Filopappou Hill

These caves secretly held national treasures during World War II.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Recycled Roadrunner Statue

The state bird of New Mexico, constructed entirely out of garbage.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

KiMo Theatre

This opulent Pueblo Deco movie palace melds Art Deco and Native American motifs.
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

An abandoned network of military bunkers and tunnels open for anyone willing to descend into the darkness.
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination.