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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
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory
34.3431, -112.1007
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle
47.6515, -122.3513
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead"
32.1753, -104.4438
Color Picture of the 1940 collapse
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think
47.2620, -122.5419
Postcard of the ghost town cemetery.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks
29.3370, -103.5958
Terlingua, Texas

Lajitas Ghost Town

Ghost town with a beer-drinking goat for mayor
29.2618, -103.7768
Olympia, Washington

Mima Mounds

Native American burial mounds? Giant gopher dens? No one knows what created the Mima Mounds
46.8970, -123.0507
Leshan, China

Giant Buddha

This Tang Dynasty behemoth is the biggest Buddha in the world
29.5521, 103.7656
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
Seattle, Washington

Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction
47.6216, -122.3481
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
San Jose, California

Drawbridge

San Francisco Bay's ghost town
37.4309, -121.9530
Hall of Mosses Photos copyright of <a href="www.lilylandesphotography.com">lilylandesphotography.com</a>
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss covered trees
47.8721, -123.9293
Santa Claus, Arizona.
Golden Valley, Arizona

Santa Claus, Arizona

Saint Nicholas-themed ghost town in the Mojave
35.3365, -114.2162
Vashon, Washington

Vashon Island Bike Tree

A bike being "eaten" by a tree is the real Vashon legend behind popular children's book, "Red Ranger Came Calling"
47.4510, -122.4605
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth"
35.0281, -111.0232
Kane, Utah

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

This rugged area of red rocks and arches is often considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth
37.4000, -111.6833