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Las Vegas, Nevada

The Big Edge

A giant open-air sculpture made of over 200 full-sized boats.
Goldendale, Washington

Goldendale Observatory State Park

A fine, large-aperture telescope available for public use.
Portland, Oregon

24 Hour Church of Elvis

The World's First 24 Hour Coin-Operated Art Gallery!! Plastic, Styrofoam, and Elvis--If you can't get rid of it, you might as well worship it!!
Astoria, Oregon

Museum of Whimsy

A delightfully quirky blend of oddities spread throughout an old 1920s bank.
Portland, Oregon

Woodstock Mystery Hole

Beyond being incredibly fun, not much can be said about the Hole with certitude.
Sisters, Oregon

The Fantastic Museum

A small Oregon museum is filled with a robust history.
Astoria, Oregon

Flavel House Museum

You might recognize this historic Oregon mansion from its appearance in 'The Goonies.'
Rockaway Beach, Oregon

The Original Pronto Pup

Ride a mechanical corn dog at the alleged birthplace of America's favorite deep-fried wiener.
Seaside, Oregon

Painted Rock Beach

Hundreds of painted rocks dazzle this small beach where adding your own is encouraged.
Bandon, Oregon

Face Rock

According to legend, this rock represents a young girl trapped by an evil ocean spirit.
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.
Portland, Oregon

Willamette Stone Heritage Park

Hidden in Portland’s West Hills, a 170-year-old marker literally stakes out the Pacific Northwest.
Portland, Oregon

Native American Art Center

One of the most comprehensive collections of historic Native American culture in the country reframes artifacts as artwork.
Florence, Oregon

Exploding Whale Memorial Park

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

Cargo

A world of craftwork elegantly curated in a historic brick warehouse.
Depoe Bay, Oregon

Cape Foulweather

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

Reed College Research Reactor

World's only nuclear reactor operated by liberal arts undergraduates.
Portland, Oregon

Rose City Rollers

Inside a humble hangar is some of the best roller derby the world has to offer.
Jacksonville, Oregon

The Bigfoot Trap

Sasqu(w)atch out!
Grant, Oregon

Honey Mushroom: The Humongous Fungus

This massive mushroom has spent centuries eating its way across a huge swath of Oregon.
Portland, Oregon

Weather Machine

This public art piece proves that in Portland even reporting the weather is a thing of whimsy.
Sisters, Oregon

Clear Lake

The trunks of 3,000 year-old trees lurk beneath the surface of this crystal clear lake in Oregon.
Klamath Falls, Oregon

Old Fort Road Gravity Hill

This strange hill on Old Fort Road where gravity works in reverse has been fascinating locals for years.
Portland, Oregon

Transcendence

A sculpture of a salmon swimming through a brick building.