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Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
Yachats, Oregon

Thor's Well

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

Octopus Tree of Oregon

No one knows how this Pacific Northwest spruce tree came to have so many trunks.
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
Arlee, Montana

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

This giant meditative chakra is working on just as many Buddhas as advertised.
Quincy, Washington

Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies

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

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

An exercise in patience and imagination, where Mother Earth turned common stuff into precious hidden treasures.
Forks, Washington

Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees.
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
Port Angeles, Washington

Olympic Hot Springs

Rustic natural hot springs in the deciduous rain forest.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
Great Falls, Montana

Roe River

The shortest river in America flows for just 201 feet.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The oldest bridge in Minneapolis.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Park)

Home to the Amorphophallus titanum "Corpse Flower," which is among the largest flowers in the world and also smells powerfully of rotting flesh when in bloom.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

20,000 pieces in a Frank Gehry-designed building.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
St. Louis, Missouri

Eros Bendato

A creepy sculpture of a decapitated head invites viewers to see St. Louis through its empty eyes.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
St. Louis, Missouri

1904 World's Fair Flight Cage

What was meant to be a temporary exhibit is now a permanent fixture at the St. Louis Zoo filled with beautiful birds.
St. Louis, Missouri

Turtle Playground

This is not your typical jungle gym.
Waxahachie, Texas

Desertron: The Superconducting Super Collider

A Texas-sized particle collider that was abandoned due to its Texas-sized budget.