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Tacoma, Washington

Thornewood Castle

"The House That Love Built" is shying away from "The House That Ghosts Love."
Seattle, Washington

Hi-Life / Fire Station No. 18

Seasonal, Pacific Northwest cuisine served in a 101 year old firehouse.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Center Armory

A community gathering place that once housed half-ton tanks and the World's Fair.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Centennial Bell Tower

A 1,000 pound brass bell commemorates a time when this small maritime neighborhood was actually its own separate city.
Fall City, Washington

Wallaby Ranch

The only place in the Valley of the Moon to party with some baby albino wallabies.
Seattle, Washington

World Famous Giant Shoe Museum

An old-timey peepshow allows visitors to gawk at some of the world's most freakishly large footwear.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle's Giant Sequoia Tree

This grand old 80-foot sequoia towers above the buildings in the city’s retail center.
Seattle, Washington

Burke Museum Ichthyology Collection

This remarkable collection devoted to the study of fish includes 1 million preserved specimens from all around the world.
Seattle, Washington

Scarecrow Video

Browse through roughly 130,000 titles in the world's largest independent video rental store.
Kirkland, Washington

Truck-Eating Bridge

A normal, unassuming pedestrian overpass has been the demise of many, many trucks.
Sedro-Woolley, Washington

Northern State Hospital Farm

Former farm staffed by mental patients is now a public park.
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

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

Port Townsend City Hall

City Council meetings still happen in this historic building, impeccably preserved on the inside.
Oak Harbor, Washington

Blue Fox Drive-In Theatre

Sleep beneath the big screen at this old-school movie theater.
Monroe, Washington

Wayside Chapel

The tiny church offers succor to travelers driving by, but only eight at a time.
Monroe, Washington

Reptile Zoo

"The Reptile Man's" very own roadside zoo features an albino alligator.
Chicago, Illinois

The remains of "Polish Broadway"

Where old school Polish Chicago and young hipster Chicago live side by side.
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle's Ramps to Nowhere

Activists are fighting to preserve these unfinished highway ramps as a tribute to the citizen revolt that halted their construction decades ago.
Meredith, New Hampshire

Archie Andrews Statue

This smiling statue memorializes local cartoonist Bob Montana and his legendary creation.
Washington, New Hampshire

Captain Jones' Leg

A gravestone marks where a man's lost limb was laid to rest.
Lincoln, New Hampshire

The Basin

Even Henry David Thoreau found this glacial pothole irresistible.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Backstreet Cultural Museum

The greatest collection of New Orleans masking and processional traditions covering everything from Baby Dolls to Skull and Bone gangs.