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Vancouver, British Columbia

VanDusen Garden's Elizabethan Hedge Maze

This Elizabethan hedge maze is one of only six in North America.
Powell, Wyoming

Heart Mountain Relocation Center

An unusual geological feature towers over the remains of a dark episode in United States history.
Rawlins, Wyoming

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

This prison-turned-museum is a remnant of the Old West's grizzly, violent past.
Washington, D.C.

National Capitol Columns

The United States Capitol's former columns still stand.
Tacoma, Washington

Graffiti Garages

This parking garage has given itself over to graffiti artists and the neighborhood can't thank them enough.
Toppenish, Washington

Toppenish Murals

Over 75 historically themed murals grace the walls of a small Washington city.
Long Beach, Washington

Washington's Largest Frying Pan

This super-sized skillet is a replica of a usable giant pan where a woman once skated on bacon.
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

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

Eastern State Hospital

America's first public mental health facility.
Fairfax Station, Virginia

Bunny Man Bridge

This Virginia railway overpass is said to be haunted by a serial killer in a rabbit costume.
Natural Bridge, Virginia

Dinosaur Kingdom II

An alternate history park where the Union Army loses the war... to dinosaurs.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon City Municipal Elevator

Home to the only outdoor municipal elevator in the United States.
Elsie, Oregon

Camp 18 Restaurant

A logging-themed roadside restaurant surrounded by museum-quality machinery and artifacts from the industry's heyday.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

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

Paul Bunyan Statue

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

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
Portland, Oregon

Collins Beach UFO Boat

This abandoned boat sits on a nude beach, is shaped like a UFO, and is covered in graffiti.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

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

Enchanted Forest

This charmingly homemade amusement park has been growing for 40 years.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.