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Stevenson, Washington

Beacon Rock

An extraordinary mixture of natural beauty and man-made phenomena.
Vancouver, Washington

The Old Apple Tree

The oldest apple tree in the Pacific Northwest.
Friday Harbor, Washington

Whale Museum

Orcas on display and in the water.
Eastsound, Washington

Howe Art

One artist's yard is full of shining, whirling kinetic sculptures that look like pure steel psychedelia.
Eastsound, Washington

The Aproximada

This 50-ton ship on Orcas Island has never seen the ocean.
Bellingham, Washington

Rock Rings

The cardinal directions, set in stone.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Spitting Caves

A unique set of caves that spits waves back out into the ocean.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
San Luis Obispo, California

Motel Inn

The world's first motel is now an administrative building for an apple farm.
San Jose, California

The San Carlos Street Lantern Relay

Eight huge lanterns lining a city street can change color on command.
San Luis Obispo, California

'The Iron Road Pioneers'

A simple statue outside a California Amtrak station honors the overlooked contributions of the "silent spikes."
San Jose, California

The San José Semaphore

It took years to decode its mysterious messages.
San Jose, California

Site of the World's First Radio Broadcasting Station

Three plaques mark the spot where the "forgotten father of broadcasting" worked.
Anaheim, California

Petrified Tree

The oldest attraction in Disneyland is a prehistoric stump that Walt may have bought for his wife.
San Jose, California

Communications Hill Grand Staircase

This 252 step staircase offers stunning views of San Jose.
Sacramento, California

Samson Luggage Sculpture

Pillars made of 700 pieces of luggage climb to the ceiling of Sacramento Airport's baggage claim.
San Jose, California

Show Your Stripes

Anyone can control this glittery light installation with just a phone call.
San Jose, California

California Trolley and Railroad Corporation

Historical trolley restoration and operation at History San Jose, Kelly Park.
Sacramento, California

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Puzzling...this tree looks like an assemblage of dismembered monkey limbs.
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."
San Jose, California

Quetzalcóatl Sculpture

It is locally loved and ridiculed for literally looking like poop.
Big Sur, California

Keyhole Arch at Pfeiffer Beach

Centuries of crashing waves carved out this small hole in the rock, which lights up at certain parts of the year.
Sacramento, California

Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The capitol city's oldest existing cemetery.
San Jose, California

Olympic Black Power Statue

A statue commemorate Tommie Smith and John Carlos's brave protest at the 1968 Olympics, a watershed moment for civil rights.