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Depoe Bay, Oregon

Cape Foulweather

The first North American landing spot for James Cook on his third voyage of discovery in the Pacific.
Yachats, Oregon

Bazalgette the Whale

There's something big lurking beneath the surface of this tiny Oregon park.
Yachats, Oregon

Thor's Well

On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
Florence, Oregon

Darlingtonia State Natural Site

The park preserves a single, rare species of carnivorous plant that spells doom for unsuspecting insects.
Florence, Oregon

Exploding Whale Memorial Park

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

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
South Bend, Washington

The World’s Largest Oyster

A giant sculpture dedicated to a staple of South Bend food culture.
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination.
McMinnville, Oregon

Evergreen Aviation Museum

Home of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose.
Gold Beach, Oregon

The Wreck of the Mary D. Hume

This historic steamboat is scuttled just a few hundred feet from where it was built over a hundred years ago.
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
Eureka, California

Abigail's Elegant Victorian Mansion

Experience the "opulence, grace, and grandeur of Eureka's most famous Victorian Inn."
Eureka, California

The Carson Mansion

Commonly referred to as the most photographed Victorian home in the United States.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Vintage Carousel

This turn of the century masterpiece has a mysterious goaty interloper.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Lawn Bowling Club

The oldest lawn bowling club in the United States.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
Palo Alto, California

Birthplace of Silicon Valley

A humble garage, world-famous for being the epicenter of a technology revolution.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
Daly City, California

Colma Necropolis

A vast city of the dead, where the deceased outnumber the living by more than a million.
Mountain View, California

The Real Birthplace of Silicon Valley

The first high-tech company in the valley that actually worked with silicon devices.
Palo Alto, California

Nikola Tesla Statue

This small monument to the great inventor contains a time capsule and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

An abandoned network of military bunkers and tunnels open for anyone willing to descend into the darkness.