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The Poison Dart frogs show.
Portland, Oregon

Morrison Street Minigallery

A tiny art gallery in Sunnyside helps keep Portland weird.
45.5174, -122.6316
An aerial view of the rose garden.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Sponsored by Travel Oregon
Giant Canister Vacs "The Va Cuna"
Portland, Oregon

The Vacuum Cleaner Museum

These machines have been collecting dust for decades.
45.5242, -122.6614
Ramona in the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Park.
Portland, Oregon

Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden

Statues of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy the dog in the park where their adventures "really happened."
45.5402, -122.6302
The Witch's Castle
Portland, Oregon

The Witch's Castle

These old stone ruins in the Oregon wilderness were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder.
45.5286, -122.7245
Outside Hippo Hardware in Portland.
Portland, Oregon

Hippo Hardware

No two pieces are exactly the same at Portland's hippo-themed hardware store.
45.5226, -122.6548
Ape Canyon
Cougar, Washington

Ape Canyon

This scenic gorge is named after one of the most famous Bigfoot attacks in pseudohistory.
46.1968, -122.1287
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.
46.0858, -122.0069
Bern, Switzerland

Bärengraben

The bear pit or Bern, empty for the first time in nearly 500 years.
46.9482, 7.4598
Einstein's living room.
Bern, Switzerland

Einsteinhaus

This simple apartment may have inspired some of the most important theories in the history of science.
46.9478, 7.4499
The child eater
Bern, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500 year old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.
46.9485, 7.4475
Somerset, England

Wicker Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
51.1491, -2.9806
Willamette Falls, second largest (by volume) in the US
Oregon City, Oregon

Willamette Falls

The second largest waterfall by volume in the US, Willamette Falls is outdone only by Niagara in the amount of water that is pushes northward.
45.3516, -122.6190
Oregon City Municipal Elevator 1940's (photo from Oregon City website)
Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon City Municipal Elevator

Home to the only municipal elevator in the United States.
45.3569, -122.6077
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

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

Neahkahnie Mountain

Mountain known by the Tillamook Tribe as "the place of the supreme deity."
45.7470, -123.9550
Octopus Tree of Oregon
Tillamook, Oregon

Octopus Tree of Oregon

No one knows how this Pacific Northwest spruce tree came to have so many trunks.
45.4863, -123.9780
Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Twin Rocks

Two massive rock outcroppings on the Oregon coastline.
45.5974, -123.9597
The museum as seen from the road.
McMinnville, Oregon

Evergreen Aviation Museum

Home of Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose.
45.2037, -123.1415
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.
45.5396, -122.2443
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
45.5318, -122.2913
Portland, Oregon

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Casually threatening atmosphere with dessert and coffee to die for.
45.5193, -122.6536
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.
45.5840, -122.6866
Cathedral Park
Portland, Oregon

Cathedral Park

A heavenly experience, right here on Terra Firma.
45.5886, -122.7580