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Forks, Washington

Second Beach

A surreal landscape where fanged rocks rise from the ground and the ocean feels like a great mystery.
Forks, Washington

Kalaloch Tree of Life

This large Sitka spruce that appears to be floating in mid-air, has defied logic for years.
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
Hilo, Hawaii

Waiānuenue (Rainbow Falls)

This legendary urban waterfall creates a dazzling display of rainbows.
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Big Island Lava Flow

Watch the newest land on the planet form before your eyes.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Congo Square

Once the site of a Native American harvest festival, this humble clearing later played an invaluable role in the birth of jazz.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
Wilmington, New York

Santa's Workshop

A hamlet full of permanent Christmas spirit holds one of the earliest theme parks in the United States.
Schroon Lake, New York

Frontier Town

This former theme park in New York's Adirondack Mountains fell into abandonment before being resurrected as a state-run campground
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
Piercy, California

Confusion Hill

An optical illusion found amid a logged redwood forest.
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
Salem, Massachusetts

Witch Dungeon Museum

Experience the hysteria of a 17th century witch hunt through goofy reenactments and wax dummies that should probably be burned at the stake.
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Montreal, Québec

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception.