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Monterey, California

Doc Ricketts' Lab

Steinbeck's old stomping grounds, immortalized in Cannery Row.
36.6172, -121.9011
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
An Olympic Game Farm buffalo gets a snack.
Sequim, Washington

Olympic Game Farm

Some of Disney's early nature documentaries were shot at this nature preserve, now best known for its waving bears.
48.1353, -123.1459
Forks, Washington

Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees.
47.9173, -124.6394
Olympia, Washington

Mima Mounds

Native American burial mounds? Giant gopher dens? No one knows what created the Mima Mounds.
46.8970, -123.0507
Bunkers looking North (I-84 view)
Hermiston, Oregon

Umatilla Chemical Depot

A stunning landscape with bunker after bunker of chemical weapons as far as the eye can see.
45.8082, -119.4001
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
44.1214, -124.1256
A small group stands as close as they dare
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Big Island Lava Flow

Watch the newest land on the planet form before your eyes.
19.3956, -154.9331
Black Sand Beach
Mountain View, Hawaii

Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
19.1358, -155.5049
The Canada France Hawaii Telescope.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is home to a dozen world-class observatories.
19.8244, -155.4733
Hammering Man close-up
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
47.6070, -122.3381
Vine covered columns activists hope to preserve.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle's Ramps to Nowhere

Activists are fighting to preserve these unfinished highway ramps as a tribute to the citizen revolt that halted their construction decades ago.
47.6401, -122.2938
Bettie Page mural
Seattle, Washington

Bettie Page House

What's that on the side of that building? Va Va Voom, it's Bettie!
47.6714, -122.3209
The old gasification plant in Gas Works Park, Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
47.6462, -122.3337
Seattle, Washington

Blue Moon Tavern

This popular bar has been blurring the line between normal and edgy for more than 75 years.
47.6615, -122.3199
Mystery Soda Machine
Seattle, Washington

Mystery Soda Machine

An old vending machine serves up unpredictable beverages from its seemingly magical insides.
47.6199, -122.3195
EBR-I internal
Arco, Idaho

Experimental Breeder Reactor-I

The world's first nuclear power plant is open to visitors looking to role-play a meltdown.
43.5115, -113.0087
Bop Street Records
Seattle, Washington

Bop Street Records

A vinyl-lover's Shangri-La.
47.6688, -122.3857
Snooker table, Eastlake Zoo.
Seattle, Washington

Eastlake Zoo Tavern

One of the only cooperatively owned bars in the nation wears its eclectic history on its walls.
47.6399, -122.3262
Temple of Power
Marblemount, Washington

Temple of Power

This sci-fi gazebo located in a Washington power town is made from old bits of industrial electrical equipment.
48.6725, -121.2522
If you hike out from the official trail end you can get views of some of the other caves. The hiking is much tougher and the footing is pretty lousy
Granite Falls, Washington

Big Four Ice Caves

Cave carved out of a huge snow drift collapsed killing one and injuring five in July 2015.
48.0714, -121.5923
Octopus Tree of Oregon
Tillamook, Oregon

Octopus Tree of Oregon

No one knows how this Pacific Northwest spruce tree came to have so many trunks.
45.4863, -123.9780
Field, Canada

Yoho National Park

Fossils, railroads, and waterfalls!
51.3956, -116.4865
Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
37.1838, -108.4887