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Portland, Oregon

Bart Simpson Etching

Forever immortalized in concrete, this Simpsons etching was crafted by show creator Matt Groening.
Yachats, Oregon

Thor's Well

On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

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

Darlingtonia State Natural Site

The park preserves a single, rare species of carnivorous plant that spells doom for unsuspecting insects.
Apache Junction, Arizona

The Superstition Mountain Museum

This collection of Wild West movie memorabilia also claims to hold some secrets of the Lost Dutchman's mine.
Chandler, Arizona

Momentum

A $100,000 tumbleweed decorates an Arizona park and ride that got its priorities a bit tangled.
Phoenix, Arizona

Navajo Code Talkers Tribute

The first permanent memorial to a unique secret weapon of World War II.
Phoenix, Arizona

Curious Nature

In this small Phoenix taxidermy emporium, you can find everything from a squid in a jar to a freeze-dried toad.
Lehi, Utah

Museum of Ancient Life

Largest collection of mounted dinosaur specimens in the world.
Corinne, Utah

The Spiral Jetty

An earthwork sculpture built by Robert Smithson in the Great Salt Lake only reemerges during drought.
Herriman, Utah

The "Up" House

A replica that won't float away.
Alliance, Ohio

The Troll Hole

A record-size collection of wild-haired troll dolls tells the story of the mythical creature's roots in Scandinavian folklore.
Washington, D.C.

FBI Spy House

A painfully obvious spy house sits right across the street from the Russian Embassy.
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
Washington, D.C.

Kilroy Was Here

There’s a hidden military meme engraved on the World War II Memorial.
Washington, D.C.

Jefferson Pier Marker

A tiny monument to the unsuccessful attempt by Thomas Jefferson to place the prime meridian in Washington.
Washington, D.C.

National Public Radio's Honey Bee Hives

Atop this media building, two hives containing more than 30,000 bees keep the surrounding area vibrant.
Washington, D.C.

Riggs Bank

The bank that helped fund the Mexican-American War and the purchase of Alaska met its downfall after helping Augusto Pinochet launder money.
Washington, D.C.

Marilyn Monroe Mural

A tribute to the pop culture icon overlooks this Washington D.C. intersection.
Washington, D.C.

The Dupont Underground

Long-abandoned trolley tunnels just a mile away from the White House are turning into an art space.
Washington, D.C.

The L. Ron Hubbard House

Also known as the Founding Church of Scientology.
Washington, D.C.

Serenity Statue

This poor little statue is the most vandalized memorial in Washington.
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Heritage USA

A Christian-themed amusement park and complex rocked by scandals.
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Upper Room Chapel

A replica of where the Last Supper was held.