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Seattle, Washington

Elephant Car Wash Sign

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

Exploding Whale Memorial Park

Fifty years after a “blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds,” this idyllic natural area commemorates the carnage.
McMinnville, Oregon

Erratic Rock State Natural Site

A 90-ton remnant of the last Ice Age now resides amid picturesque vineyards.
Sandwich, Massachusetts

Sandwich Boardwalk

Hundreds of personalized inscribed planks make up this historic boardwalk.
Palm Springs, California

Shiprock, Palm Springs

A 250 million-year-old rock formation has earned a rather unique nickname.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Site of the First Transcontinental Call

This plaque commemorates the call between Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson.
Beaumaris, Wales

St Seiroil's Well

A holy well believed to have healing powers.
Northumberland, England

Temple of Mithras, Carrawburgh

This temple was constructed entirely by Roman soldiers.
Drogheda, Ireland

Knowth

This Neolithic passage tomb forms part of a World Heritage Site.
Hoy, Scotland

Dwarfie Stane

Legends surrounding this megalithic tomb range from giants to a dwarf named Trollid.
Creede, Colorado

Wheeler Geologic Area

This once-popular otherwordly landscape was formed by one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history.
Juneau, Alaska

Patsy Ann Statue

Known as the “Official Greeter of Juneau,” this dog still welcomes ships and their passengers to Alaska.
Valentine, Arizona

Truxton Canyon Training School

The remains of a boarding school designed to forcibly assimilate Native American children.
Rome, Italy

Nymphaeum of Egeria

Roman politician Herodes Atticus built this nymphaeum to honor his wife, whom he may have murdered.
Eastham, Massachusetts

First Encounter Beach Plaque

This beautiful Cape Cod beach offers dazzling views and an interesting historical footnote.
Venice, Italy

Ponte delle Tette

In the past, Renaissance sex workers were encouraged to entice customers on this bridge.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor

This hill and tower are steeped in legend, from King Arthur to the Holy Grail.
Bath and North East Somerset, England

Solsbury Hill

An Iron Age hillfort rooted in Arthurian legend was made famous by musician Peter Gabriel.
Inverness, Scotland

Clava Cairns

This site contains overlapping ancient graveyards that existed about 1,000 years apart.
Boston, Massachusetts

Union Oyster House

This nearly 200-year-old restaurant's history includes an exiled French prince, JFK, and a very hungry Daniel Webster.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Oxford, England

Saint Margaret's Well

The medieval legend behind this holy well was one of the inspirations behind "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
Stevenson Ranch, California

Mentryville Park

This park is home to California's first oil boomtown, with structures that have stood for more than a century.
Pendleton, Oregon

The Cozy Rooms

A statue of the owner stands outside of this museum, once the most popular brothel in town.