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Kennebunk, Maine

The Wedding Cake House

The most photographed house in Maine looks good enough to eat.
Lubec, Maine

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

This candy-striped tower is the farthest east you can go in the United States.
DeKalb, Illinois

The Egyptian Theatre

This architectural stunner is one of the few surviving Egyptian Revival theaters in the U.S.
West Lafayette, Indiana

The Smoking Fence

Purdue students would lean over this iron fence to skirt campus rules against smoking and courting.
Bedford, Indiana

Bluespring Caverns

The longest navigable underground river in the United States is home to countless blind and albino animals.
Portland, Oregon

Hippo Hardware

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

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Featuring a casually threatening atmosphere along with dessert and coffee to die for.
Versailles, Kentucky

Castle Post

This modern castle sat empty for decades before a fire inspired its builders to complete its luxury halls.
Lima, Ohio

Kewpee Hamburgers

This burger joint is named after everyone's favorite carnival prize and is adorned with a giant one over the door.
Worthington, Indiana

Big Sycamore Tree

A limb from Indiana's largest sycamore tree on record.
Portland, Oregon

The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

An emporium for the weird, creepy, rare, and just plain gross.
Portland, Oregon

Paxton Gate PDX

Entering this curiosity shop is like stepping into a mad scientist's lab.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

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

Bend Blockbuster Video

The world's last remaining store of its kind.
Astoria, Oregon

Goonie Trails

The lush coastal city of Astoria is riddled with forgotten secret sidewalks.
Tillamook, Oregon

Octopus Tree of Oregon

No one knows how this Pacific Northwest spruce tree came to have so many trunks.
Montrose, South Dakota

Porter Sculpture Park

A roadside collection of over-sized iron creations that are a bit more macabre than most.
Madras, Oregon

Erickson Aircraft Collection

An old World War II hangar holds 20 vintage aircraft and the rare opportunity to take a ride in a 1940s warbird.
Portland, Oregon

Creepy's

Definitely not a clown bar.
Nehalem, Oregon

Neahkahnie Mountain

Mountain known by the Tillamook Tribe as "the place of the supreme deity."
Seaside, Oregon

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Columbarium

Lighthouse-cum-columbarium where "Nor'easters" and grandma go to die.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Crescent Beach

This gorgeous beach hides behind two headlands in Oregon's Ecola State Park.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.