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Idaho City, Idaho

Idaho City

A former gold rush boomtown has managed to stay in business for over 100 ramshackle years.
New Plymouth, Idaho

Horseshoe-Shaped Town

New Plymouth, Idaho is the only U-shaped town in the United States.
Melba, Idaho

Cleo's Ferry Museum and Nature Trail

Birdhouses, peacocks, animal sculptures, and a graveyard are all found along this eclectic nature trail.
Nampa, Idaho

Map Rock

A petroglyph map of the upper Snake River carved by prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
Boise, Idaho

The Black Cliffs

These black pillars of volcanic basalt seem to call mountain climbers with an unbreakable siren song.
Boise, Idaho

Re-POP Gifts

This pop-culture shop also offers the chance to become part of their favorite tv show or movie.
Boise, Idaho

'Gentle Breeze'

This work of art by Matthew Mazzotta resides in this park dedicated to the first black legislator in Idaho.
Boise, Idaho

The Basque Block

A small section of Boise, Idaho maintains the unique culture and traditions of the Basque people.
Boise, Idaho

Freak Alley Gallery

The largest outdoor art gallery in the northwestern United States.
Boise, Idaho

Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Jail from the 19th century that was built by inmates.
Winnemucca, Nevada

Winnemucca to the Sea Highway Marker

This giant slab of driftwood marks the beginning of the Winnemucca to the Sea Highway.
Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.
Oakland, California

Ratto's Market & Deli

International delicatessen has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 110 years.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in legends.
Nixon, Nevada

Winnemucca Lake

This dry lake bed contains the oldest known petroglyphs in North America.
Cottonwood, Idaho

Dog Bark Park Inn

Sweet Willy, at 30 feet tall, is the world's biggest beagle.
Antelope, Oregon

Rajneesh Invasion Plaque

Post office plaque commemorates local resistance to a cult invasion.
Asotin, Washington

Cloverland Ghost Town

The century-old remains of an abandoned farm town in eastern Washington.
Bend, Oregon

Bend Blockbuster Video

The world's last remaining store of its kind.
Macdoel, California

Juniper Lodge Motel

This abandoned motel doesn't welcome guests anymore, but decay and a creepy atmosphere still call it home.
Goldendale, Washington

Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge

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

Twin Sisters

Legend says that these tall basalt pillars are the petrified wives of a trickster god.
Reno, Nevada

Pyramid Lake

This Nevada lake holds its titular natural pyramid and, if the legends are true, a number of dangerous spirits.
Imlay, Nevada

Thunder Mountain Monument

The self-made house sculpture of an outsider artist who named himself "Chief Rolling Thunder."