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A collapsed cabin
Winthrop, Washington

Barron Ghost Town

Hundreds of hopeful gold miners came here to get rich, but only two years later the small town was deserted.
48.7532, -120.7165
Nancy Thompson's House from A Nightmare on Elm Street
Los Angeles, California

Thompson Home

Nancy Thompson's Home from "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
34.0971, -118.3579
La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
34.0638, -118.3554
The Vault
Los Angeles, California

Petersen Automotive Vault

Once strictly off-limits, this lower level housing curious and priceless vehicles of the Petersen Automotive Museum is now open to the public
34.0665, -118.3520
Los Angeles, California

Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where Fettucine Alfredo made its United States debut.
34.1018, -118.3354
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status
34.0840, -118.3444
Labryinth
Los Angeles, California

Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens

A spiritual retreat in the heart of Los Angeles offers stunning gardens and a labyrinth to lose yourself in.
34.0318, -118.3224
Los Feliz murder mansion
Los Angeles, California

Los Feliz Murder Mansion

Left untouched since a double murder-suicide in the 1960s, Los Feliz murder mansion remains a neighborhood mystery.
34.1157, -118.2934
Glendale, California

Forest Lawn Cemetery

An extraordinary final resting place full of oversized art, amazing statues, and dead celebrities
34.1250, -118.2531
The Music Box Steps today.
Los Angeles, California

The Music Box Steps

The site of a classic series of Laurel and Hardy pratfalls
34.0831, -118.2751
Los Angeles, California

The Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign

A cult following celebrates the legend that belies this curious podiatrists' office sign which has worked its way into song, literature, animation, and the visual arts
34.0809, -118.2707
Los Angeles, California

Linda Vista Hospital

A hospital closed seemingly in the middle of operations, leaving behind fodder for horror films and ghost hunters.
34.0382, -118.2172
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

This opulent hotel has been visited by Spider-Man, Charlie's Angels, and the Ghostbusters.
34.0498, -118.2539
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world
34.0509, -118.2498
Praying Hands
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Praying Hands

These massive mitts are made of 30 tons of devotional bronze
36.0482, -95.9561
Forks Timber Museum
Forks, Washington

Forks Timber Museum

A glimpse into the "Logging Capital of the World" at a time when there was far more forest and far less machinery.
47.9366, -124.3941
The Salsa Bar
The Dalles, Oregon

Taco Time Salsa Bar

This Oregon restaurant was the location of the largest bioterrorist attack in United States history
45.6057, -121.1994
Would you like a little scandal with that petrol?
Zillah, Washington

Teapot Dome Service Station

Perhaps the world's only gas station inspired by a political scandal
46.4047, -120.2694
Mount Hood
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
45.5381, -121.5672
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel
45.5318, -122.2913
Buddy Lee doll collection.
Portland, Oregon

Kidd's Toy Museum

Gigantic private toy museum featuring among finest collections of antique mechanical banks in existence
45.5136, -122.6609
Boots taken from victims to prevent them running away. Copyright Michael P. Jones/Cascade Geographic Society 2010.
Portland, Oregon

Portland's Shanghai Tunnels

The seamy, underground secrets of Portland's criminal past
45.5240, -122.6734
Forks, Washington

Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees
47.9173, -124.6394
Leavenworth's Bavarian Village
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination
47.5798, -120.6581