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Los Angeles, California

Samuel Freeman House

This forgotten Frank Lloyd Wright house is an architectural marvel at the end of a sleepy residential street.
San Francisco, California

Venus Statue

The contorting sculpture is the tallest in San Francisco.
Government Camp, Oregon

Timberline Lodge

You might know it as the Overlook Hotel...
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

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

Flutter

Delightful disarray of found objects and clutter.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
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.
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.
Rhododendron, Oregon

Silent Rock

According to legend, you must remain completely silent while passing this man-made mound or suffer the consequences.
Portland, Oregon

Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden

Statues of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy the dog in the park where their adventures "really happened."
Portland, Oregon

Transcendence

A sculpture of a salmon swimming through a brick building.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Crescent Beach

This gorgeous beach hides behind two headlands in Oregon's Ecola State Park.
Portland, Oregon

Portland Art & Learning Studio

This Portland Art gallery doubles as a studio that supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
St. Augustine, Florida

Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone

In this case, 'zero' marks the spot where the iconic Old Spanish Trail ends.
Portland, Oregon

Paxton Gate PDX

Entering this curiosity shop is like stepping into a mad scientist's lab.
Chicago, Illinois

Couch Tomb

No one knows how many bodies are in this vault in a Chicago public park.
Chicago, Illinois

Quimby's Bookstore

The beloved home to all publications indie, erotic, and punky.
Chicago, Illinois

St. Mary of the Angels

This titanic Catholic church in Chicago is also a refuge of the fictional cult-favorite wizard detective Harry Dresden.
Cardiff, Wales

Roman Walls of Cardiff Castle

The castle still holds traces of the abandoned Roman fort it was built atop.
Birmingham, England

'Sentinel'

This eye-catching roundabout sculpture commemorates one of England's best World War II-era "shadow factories."
Oxford, England

Oxford Botanic Garden

The fantastic charm of England's oldest botanical garden has made it a place of writerly inspiration for centuries.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Museum of Edinburgh

This 16th-century house tells the city's history through old artifacts and quirky tales.
London, England

Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.
Edinburgh, Scotland

World's End Close

This otherwise ordinary close on the Royal Mile constituted the end of the world for Edinburgh’s poorest residents.