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McMinnville, Oregon

Evergreen Aviation Museum

Home of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose.
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
Oregon City, Oregon

Willamette Falls

The second largest waterfall by volume in the U.S., Willamette Falls is outdone only by Niagara in the amount of water that is pushed northward.
Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon City Municipal Elevator

Home to the only outdoor municipal elevator in the United States.
Portland, Oregon

Cathedral Park

A heavenly experience, right here on Terra Firma.
Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
Portland, Oregon

The Witch's Castle

These old stone ruins in the Oregon wilderness were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder.
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
Portland, Oregon

Weather Machine

This public art piece proves that in Portland even reporting the weather is a thing of whimsy.
Portland, Oregon

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Casually threatening atmosphere with dessert and coffee to die for.
Portland, Oregon

Vaux's Swifts at Chapman School

Tens of thousands of tiny birds swarm into one school chimney every fall.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world keeps an eye out in every direction.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

Sacred Buddhist home of some spiritual monkeys.
Jodhpur, India

The Blue City of Jodhpur

Once an indicator of social class, the color blue has come to define this city on the edge of the Thar Desert.
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Marine Building

This art deco masterpiece has stood in for some of the most famous buildings in comic book history.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Bloedel Conservatory

This conservatory allows a little bit of the tropics to thrive in the middle of a major Canadian city.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Traditional 15th century Chinese garden in the middle of Vancouver.