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Niederfinow, Germany

Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow

This giant, 83-year-old ship elevator is an engineering feat to behold.
Bellingham, Washington

Fairhaven Historic Markers

Stones speckled along Harris Avenue reveal hidden nuggets of the past.
Seattle, Washington

J.P. Patches Statue

Leave a button on the jacket of this iconic Seattle clown.
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

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

Paul Bunyan Statue

This stoic, if derpy, giant stands as a monument to Oregon's statehood and the novelty culture of yesteryear.
Teec Nos Pos, Utah

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.
Seattle, Washington

Elephant Car Wash Sign

This giant pink elephant stood in downtown Seattle for more than 60 years.
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Gassy Jack' Statue

An effigy of Vancouver's Gastown neighorhood's namesake.
Squamish, British Columbia

Stawamus Chief

As you overlook the Howe Sound and the town of Squamish, your breath will be taken away by its beauty or the stairs... probably all the stairs.
Victoria, British Columbia

Hatley Castle

This castle was once considered as an option for the Royal Family's alternate residence, but you may know it better from the 'X-Men' movie.
Seattle, Washington

Center of the Universe Sign

Residents of Fremont in Seattle have considered it the center of the universe since the 1970s.
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
Coquitlam, British Columbia

Riverview Hospital

Historic insane asylum and most-filmed location in the Great White North.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
Želízy, Czechia

The Devil Heads

Two monstrous faces loom over a village in Czechia.
Lhotka, Czechia

Skalní obydlí Lhotka (Cliff Dwelling in Lhotka)

Every part of this unusual home is built into the sandstone rock.
Melnik, Czechia

Melník Chapel of Bones

Underneath this small church are 15,000 bones, arranged by an obsessive academic.
Blatce, Czechia

Houska Castle

Folklore says this medieval fortress was plopped atop a portal to hell to trap the demons below.
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.