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Seattle, Washington

Elephant Car Wash Sign

This giant pink elephant stood in downtown Seattle for more than 60 years.
San Francisco, California

The Pirate Supply Store at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass.
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice.
San Francisco, California

Balmy Alley Murals

Since 1973, this block has been home to the most concentrated collection of murals in San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

Phelan Building

The second building of its name to occupy this location might be the finest flatiron building in San Francisco.
Jensen, Utah

Quarry Exhibit Hall

Inside this striking glass building, visitors can see thousands of dinosaur fossils in the positions that nature deposited them more than 150 million years ago.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
Iceland

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
Iceland

Geysir Glíma Restaurant

A restaurant devoted to "trouser grip" wrestling, an ancient form of Viking wrestling that is Iceland's national sport.
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
Keflavík, Iceland

Giantess Cave

A popular Icelandic children's story comes to life inside this cave.
Iceland

Grave of Bobby Fischer

The final resting place of the controversial chess champion.
Iceland

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock.
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Bridge

Granting the right of way to ships over surface traffic since 1917.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under one of Seattle's oldest bridges.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
Seattle, Washington

Burke Museum Ichthyology Collection

This remarkable collection devoted to the study of fish includes 1 million preserved specimens from all around the world.
Seattle, Washington

Magnuson Park Fin Art

Old submarine parts have been converted into faux whale fins.
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Fort Sill

Final resting place of Geronimo, Quanah Parker, and the first atomic gun ever fired.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Parallel Forest

A peculiar forest that was handcrafted for government experiments.