Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune
37.3189, -121.9506
World's Largest Frying Pan
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.
46.3564, -124.0542
The Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
39.9650, -75.1792
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle
47.6515, -122.3513
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest
47.6201, -122.3484
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass
47.6510, -122.3473
Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

100 year old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads and a Fiji Mermaid
47.6042, -122.3390
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
47.6015, -122.3343
Calico Ghost Town from an overlook
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town that was once home to over 500 silver mines, Calico lasted only 12 years of boom before it all went bust
34.9068, -116.8380
Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art
47.6081, -122.3403
Wahiawa, Hawaii

World's Largest Plant Maze

Race through the maze, get your name on the sign
21.5260, -158.0376
Kukaniloko Birthing Site
Wahiawa, Hawaii

Kukaniloko Birthing Site

This ancient Hawaiian stonehenge may have been set up as a sort of primitive star chart
21.5048, -158.0364
Byodo-In Temple.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

An authentic replica of an Asian temple and garden hidden amongst the natural beauty of Hawaii
21.4348, -157.8279
Royal Gorge Bridge
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money
38.4621, -105.3245
The blast door at the entrance.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Cheyenne Mountain Nuclear Bunker

The superstar of Cold War nuclear bunkers has been featured in countless films but is now barely operational
38.7425, -104.8484
Pikes Peak Summit House
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
38.8153, -105.0557
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

These faux-cliff dwellings allow visitors to climb around on a replica archaeological site
38.8629, -104.9122
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years
38.8784, -104.8698
Palaeovespa florissantia, a fossil wasp, forms the logo for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. (Wikimedia Commons)
Divide, Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
38.9428, -105.1727
Bill, bathed in everlasting light
Golden, Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The final resting place of American icon Buffalo Bill, and a museum that aids in telling his tale
39.7333, -105.2386
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park
44.4609, -110.8281
Narrow Isa Lake is spanned by Yellowstone's Grand Loop Road.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Isa Lake

The only natural lake in the world that drains into both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
44.4419, -110.7185