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Maryhill Stonehenge
Goldendale, Washington

Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge

A French chateau, failed utopian community, odd museum and stonehenge replica in rural Washington State.
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Looking over the gorge and Columbia River
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
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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.
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Fort Worden.
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

An abandoned network of military bunkers and tunnels open for anyone willing to descend into the darkness.
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An Olympic Game Farm buffalo gets a snack.
Sequim, Washington

Olympic Game Farm

Some of Disney's early nature documentaries were shot at this nature preserve, now best known for its waving bears.
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Color Picture of the 1940 collapse
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
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Capilano Suspension Bridge
West Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
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Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawaii's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
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Kalaupapa peninsula
Kalaupapa, Hawaii

Kalaupapa Leper Colony

Once home to over 8000 exiled Hawaiians suffering from Hansen's Disease.
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Ballard Bridge control tower
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Bridge

Granting the right of way to ships over surface traffic since 1917.
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
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Phantom Ship Rock
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
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Smooth glass pieces layer the beach
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
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Mushpot Cave is the only illuminated cave in the park. All others require flashlights, which are available to loan from the park staff. (Image credit: Scott Vandehey)
Tulelake, California

Lava Beds National Monument

Trails through lava-carved tube-caves display sparkling bacteria and a rich history.
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Avenue of the Giants
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.
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(Wikimedia Commons)
Orick, California

Fern Canyon

Canyon walls shrouded in ferns.
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Under the statues
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
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Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
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Thor's Well.
Yachats, Oregon

Thor's Well

On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
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Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Twin Rocks

Two massive rock outcroppings on the Oregon coastline.
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Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
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Viking Fest Parade
Poulsbo, Washington

'Little Norway on the Fjord'

The small town of Poulsbo in Washington state is the next best thing to the Kingdom of Norway.
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Warrenton, Oregon

The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

100-year-old shipwreck you can walk up to at low tide.
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