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Cumberland, Rhode Island

Nine Mens Misery

Constructed in 1676, this stone memorial is believed to be the oldest veteran's memorial in the United States.
Providence, Rhode Island

Industrial National Bank Building

Rhode Island's tallest building bears a resemblance to the "Daily Planet" building and has been empty for more than five years.
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Precious Blood Cemetery

This cemetery is home to numerous granite headstones that are works of art unto themselves.
Narragansett, Rhode Island

The Towers of Narragansett

The only surviving fragment of the lost Narragansett Pier Casino.
Providence, Rhode Island

Roger Williams Root

The vaguely man-shaped root that ate the body of the founder of Rhode Island.
Foster, Rhode Island

Jerimoth Hill

As state high-points-by-elevation go this spot is one of the lowest, but for years it was also the hardest to climb.
Providence, Rhode Island

Crook Point Bascule Bridge

To avoid the demolition costs this abandoned drawbridge was simply left in the up position.
Providence, Rhode Island

Edna Lawrence Nature Lab

An unusual library of dead things at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
Providence, Rhode Island

Gun Totem

This 3,500 pound obelisk was constructed with more than 1,000 reclaimed guns.
Providence, Rhode Island

Neutaconkanut Hill Park

A virtually untouched "home on the hill" for the flora and fauna of Rhode Island.
Exeter, Rhode Island

Grave of Mercy Brown

The final resting place of New England's last "vampire."
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft House

Last residence of H.P. Lovecraft featured in his story "The Haunter of the Dark."
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Modern Diner

The first ever diner included on the National Register of Historic Places is famous for its custard French toast.
Portland, Oregon

Portland's Shanghai Tunnels

The seamy, underground secrets of Portland's criminal past.
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
Portland, Oregon

Weather Machine

This public art piece proves that in Portland even reporting the weather is a thing of whimsy.
Portland, Oregon

Transcendence

A sculpture of a salmon swimming through a brick building.
Portland, Oregon

Vaux's Swifts at Chapman School

Tens of thousands of tiny birds swarm into one school chimney every fall.
Portland, Oregon

The Witch's Castle

These old stone ruins in the Oregon wilderness were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder.
Portland, Oregon

Pittock Mansion

This sandstone mansion was the home of two of Oregon's most important pioneers.
Portland, Oregon

Willamette Stone Heritage Park

Hidden in Portland’s West Hills, a 170-year-old marker literally stakes out the Pacific Northwest.
Portland, Oregon

USS Blueback

The U.S. Navy's last diesel-electric submarine rests half-submerged in the middle of Portland.
Portland, Oregon

Hippo Hardware

No two pieces are exactly the same at Portland's hippo-themed hardware store.