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Inside one of the control cabinets
Richland, Washington

B Reactor

A 1940s nuclear reactor built to produce plutonium for the Manhattan Project.
46.3377, -119.3003
Paul Bunyan Statue
Portland, Oregon

Paul Bunyan Statue

This stoic, if derpy, giant stands as a monument to Oregon's statehood and the novelty culture of yesteryear.
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Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
45.9031, -123.9610
Warrenton, Oregon

The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

100-year-old shipwreck you can walk up to at low tide.
46.1784, -123.9810
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
49.3026, -123.1259
Forks Timber Museum
Forks, Washington

Forks Timber Museum

A glimpse into the "Logging Capital of the World" at a time when there was far more forest and far less machinery.
47.9366, -124.3941
Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies
Quincy, Washington

Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies

This metallic stampede sits frozen on a Washington ridge yet the artist's vision is still incomplete.
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The Winlock Egg
Winlock, Washington

Winlock Egg

The world's largest egg has been cracked a number of times over the years but has been repeatedly replaced.
46.4868, -122.9392
Dreamlike Birches lit at night.
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination.
47.5798, -120.6581
Photograph of City Hall some time prior to 1947.
Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend City Hall

City Council meetings still happen in his historic building, impeccably preserved on the inside.
48.1161, -122.7524
Mount Rainier
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
46.8537, -121.7590
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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The Garages
Tacoma, Washington

Graffiti Garages

This parking garage has given itself over to graffiti artists and the neighborhood can't thank them enough.
47.2569, -122.4409
Viewing windows in the lock.
Seattle, Washington

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Allowing humans and fish alike to migrate from freshwater to saltwater and back again.
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The iconic Sloop Tavern exterior.
Seattle, Washington

The Sloop Tavern

A 50-year old dive bar that has its own yacht club.
47.6689, -122.3943
Majestic Bay Theatre
Seattle, Washington

Majestic Bay Theatre

Continuing a tradition of movie magic on the site of America’s oldest continually operating movie theatre.
47.6688, -122.3841
Ballard City Hall Municipal Building, 1915
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Centennial Bell Tower

A 1,000 pound brass bell commemorates a time when this small maritime neighborhood was actually its own separate city.
47.6676, -122.3847
Seattle, Washington

Conor Byrne Pub

One of the oldest continually operating drinking establishments west of the Mississippi.
47.6654, -122.3819
Ballard Bridge control tower
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Bridge

Granting the right of way to ships over surface traffic since 1917.
47.6594, -122.3761
Seattle, Washington

"Henry" Murals

Seattle’s Whimsical Mural Master.
47.6617, -122.3667
Vashon, Washington

Vashon Island Bike Tree

A bike being "eaten" by a tree is the real Vashon legend behind popular children's book, "Red Ranger Came Calling."
47.4230, -122.4601
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
47.6515, -122.3513
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
47.6510, -122.3473
Julius Pierpont Patches
Seattle, Washington

J.P. Patches Statue

Leave a button on the jacket of this iconic Seattle clown.
47.6493, -122.3489