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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
Wellington Avalanche Site
Leavenworth, Washington

Wellington Avalanche Site

Train debris from the deadliest avalanche in United States history can still be found in the ravine where so many perished.
47.7494, -121.1194
Old railroad tunnel on upper part of Iron Goat Trail.
Leavenworth, Washington

Iron Goat Trail

The site of the Wellington avalanche, one of the America's worst railroad disasters.
47.7188, -121.1708
The Wayside Chapel.
Monroe, Washington

Wayside Chapel

The tiny church offers succor to travelers driving by, but only eight at a time.
47.8542, -121.8460
787 jet assembly.
Mukilteo, Washington

Future of Flight Aviation Center

A rare tour of a commercial jet assembly plant, held inside one of the largest buildings in the world.
47.9213, -122.2901
Laura Palmer's House.
Everett, Washington

Laura Palmer's House

The owner of the iconic house is willing to welcome the "Twin Peaks" fans who come to visit.
47.9736, -122.2207
Cow Barn At Northern State Hospital Farm.
Sedro-Woolley, Washington

Northern State Hospital Farm

Former farm staffed by mental patients is now a public park.
48.5391, -122.1826
Temple of Power
Marblemount, Washington

Temple of Power

This sci-fi gazebo located in a Washington power town is made from old bits of industrial electrical equipment.
48.6725, -121.2522
Ladder Creek Falls
Marblemount, Washington

Ladder Creek Falls and Gardens

The illuminated falls are a gem in North Cascades National Park.
48.6739, -121.2461
A lion chases a warthog down the pet food aisle
Twisp, Washington

Hank's Harvest Foods

A small town market proudly displays numerous taxidermied animals along its walls.
48.3635, -120.1223
Coulee City, Washington

Dry Falls

Site of the greatest known waterfall that ever existed.
47.6070, -119.3638
A bison skull on the bridge.
Spokane, Washington

Monroe Street Bridge Bison Skulls

The decorations were inspired by an unlikely missing treasure.
47.6606, -117.4267
Garbage-Eating Goat Statue
Spokane, Washington

Garbage-Eating Goat Statue

This inanimate goat has been helping to clean up the city of Spokane for almost 40 years.
47.6605, -117.4199
Giant Red Wagon
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
47.6607, -117.4204
Spokane, Washington

Greenwood Cemetery

Local legend has it that an old, decaying staircase outside this cemetery is haunted by dozens of ghosts.
47.6598, -117.4659
The Codger Pole.
Colfax, Washington

The Codger Pole

A town's monument to a touch-football victory 50 years in the making.
46.8783, -117.3653
Baker City’s salt lick statue.
Baker City, Oregon

The Great Salt Lick

A bronze replica of half-consumed salt lick honors a quirky town tradition.
44.7762, -117.8290
The Basque Block
Boise, Idaho

The Basque Block

A small section of Boise, Idaho maintains the unique culture and traditions of the Basque people.
43.6137, -116.2019
Smurf Turf
Boise, Idaho

Smurf Turf

Boise State's stadium was the first non-green football field in the world.
43.6023, -116.1987
New Plymouth
New Plymouth, Idaho

Horseshoe-Shaped Town

New Plymouth, Idaho is the only U-shaped town in the United States.
43.9706, -116.8206
Murphy, Idaho

Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Rare and gorgeous birds abound in this protected wildlife sanctuary.
43.0454, -116.2219
Antler chandelier plus interior of restaurant
Elsie, Oregon

Camp 18 Restaurant

A logging-themed roadside restaurant surrounded by museum-quality machinery and artifacts from the industry's heyday.
45.8862, -123.6151
Haystack Rock
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