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Gold Hill, Oregon

Oregon Vortex

A tourist attraction founded around a slumping cabin
42.4931, -123.0847
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home
46.0600, -112.4906
Mill Ends Park
Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park

The world's smallest park was dedicated in 1948 as the only colony for leprechauns west of Ireland
45.5162, -122.6732
Swarming swifts
Portland, Oregon

Vaux's Swifts at Chapman School

Tens of thousands of tiny birds swarm into one school chimney every fall
45.5332, -122.7059
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
The Big Well
Greensburg, Kansas

The Big Well

The United States' largest hand-dug well is topped with a state-of-the-art museum
37.6034, -99.2945
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park
48.6950, -113.8169
Kings Bowl and Great Rift from air. King's Bowl is a phreatic explosion pit 280 feet (90 m) long, 100 feet (30 m) wide, and 100 feet (30 m) deep, caused by lava meeting groundwater and producing a steam explosion 2,200 years ago. (Wikimedia Commons)
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth
43.4167, -113.5167
Cottonwood, Idaho

Dog Bark Park Inn

Sweet Willy, at 30 feet tall, is the world's biggest beagle
46.0555, -116.3496
View of south side of museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum
39.0451, -94.5810
Mullinville, Kansas

The Sculptures of M.T. Liggett

Metal sculpture folk art lining the Kansas Highway
37.5862, -99.4799
(Flickr/samgrover)
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States
45.5156, -122.6792
Idaho City
Idaho City, Idaho

Idaho City

A former gold rush boom town has managed to stay in business for over 100 ramshackle years
43.8285, -115.8346
Charlie Parker Memorial
Kansas City, Missouri

Charlie Parker Memorial

This giant green head remembers one of America's jazz giants
39.0915, -94.5627