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Philip, South Dakota

Minuteman Missile Visitor Center

Dedicated to the history of the 1,000 nuclear missiles that once covered the Great Plains.
Chamberlain, South Dakota

Dignity of Earth and Sky

A striking sculpture built to honor the women of the Lakota and Dakota Nations.
Spearfish, South Dakota

Fish Car No. 3

This vintage train once gave new meaning to “swimming upstream.”
Wall, South Dakota

Delta-09 Minuteman Missile Site

One of the first intercontinental ballistic missile sites in the United States.
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
Portland, Oregon

Portland Troll Bridge

Not-so-fearsome tiny trolls live under this wooden train trestle in Portland.
North Bend, Washington

Snoqualmie Tunnel

This long, dark tunnel is open to hikers, but those without lights are known to get confused even on the straight path.
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

This monument remembers the first Japanese Americans forcibly relocated during World War II.
Poulsbo, Washington

'Little Norway on the Fjord'

The small town of Poulsbo in Washington state is the next best thing to the Kingdom of Norway.
Port Orchard, Washington

Hobbit House

A little piece of the Shire is hidden behind a plant nursery in Port Orchard, Washington.
Anacortes, Washington

Overgrown Ship Hulk

This dilapidated ship carcass covered in trees is a striking sight.
Port Townsend, Washington

Starrett House

The building features one of the last remaining free-floating spiral grand staircases in the U.S.
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
Portland, Oregon

Paul Bunyan Statue

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

Cathedral Park

A heavenly experience, right here on Terra Firma.
Goldendale, Washington

Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge

A French chateau, failed utopian community, odd museum, and Stonehenge replica in rural Washington State.
Baker City, Oregon

The Great Salt Lick

A bronze replica of half-consumed salt lick honors a quirky town tradition.
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum

This impressively large collection includes crackers shaped like Jimmy Carter, Mickey Mouse, and more.
Richland, Washington

Hanford Site

Nuclear reactor created the plutonium used on Nagasaki.
Sequim, Washington

Troll Haven

A magical sanctuary of mythological statuary.
Tygh Valley, Oregon

Sherars Falls

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs still net migrating salmon in the traditional way at this cataract on the Deschutes River.
Maupin, Oregon

White River Falls

An out-of-the-way state park in Oregon that features both a picturesque waterfall and the ruins of a hydropower plant.
Shedd, Oregon

Thompson's Mills

The last water-powered mill in Oregon is open daily for free tours and has a surprising history.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.