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Stevenson, Washington

Beacon Rock

An extraordinary mixture of natural beauty and man-made phenomena.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
Skamania, Washington

The Ape Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in the continental U.S. offers 2.5 miles of dark explorations for the adventurous.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Gassy Jack' Statue

An effigy of Vancouver's Gastown neighorhood's namesake.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971'

This enormous photomural pays homage to Vancouver's infamous history of public activism.
Victoria, British Columbia

Pterosaur Jaw Bone

First flying reptile discovered in British Columbia was for years forgotten in a cabinet.
Britannia Beach, British Columbia

Britannia Mine Museum

From mining complex to industrial exhibition, this museum once played a major part in the X-Files.
Government Camp, Oregon

Timberline Lodge

You might know it as the Overlook Hotel, but the inside is not going to be familiar.
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
Millinocket, Maine

Pockwockamus Rock

This nature mural exists to protect the surrounding environment and its own canvas from destruction.
Monson, Maine

Gulf Hagas

The “Grand Canyon of Maine” is a three-mile gorge full of striking geological features.
Sponsored by Visit Maine
Mount Desert, Maine

Bubble Rock

A precariously balanced rock perches on the edge of a cliff created tens of thousands of years ago by glacial erosion.
Newry, Maine

Artist's Bridge

A century after his death, this covered bridge still calls to mind the plein air painter who loved it.
Greens, New Hampshire

Garnet Pool

A long-forgotten Victorian swimming hole is still a fun spot for a dip.
Freeport, Maine

Freeport McDonald's

When the town wouldn't allow the fast-food behemoth to build a new restaurant, they put one inside an 1850 home.
Madrid, Spain

Kilometre Zero

A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
Madrid, Spain

The Royal Quartet

A rare set of strings by famed instrument maker Antonio Stradivarius is on display in the Royal Palace.
Madrid, Spain

'Día y Noche' (Day and Night)

A pair of gigantic baby heads greet passengers at Atocha Station.
La Alberca, Spain

Statue of St. Anthony's Pig

An ongoing medieval tradition of communal pig husbandry is honored with a handsome granite sculpture.
A Coruña, Spain

Menhires Pola Paz

Giant granite sculptures representing family on the northern coast of Spain.
Burgos, Spain

Arco de Santa María

The most elaborate of 12 medieval arched doorways to the old city of Burgos.
Ribadeo, Spain

Playa de las Catedrales

Natural stone arches form a walkable "cathedral" at low tide, then disappear entirely when the water returns.
Porto do Son, Spain

Castros de Baroña

Seaside example of a settlement dating from the first century BC.
Cáceres, Spain

Moorish Cistern of Cáceres

The largest medieval water tank on the Iberian Peninsula is preserved beneath the Cáceres Museum.