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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Lone Star Geyser

This Yellowstone geyser may not shoot as high as the nearby Old Faithful, but it erupts for considerably longer.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Isa Lake

The only natural lake in the world that drains into both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

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

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
Butte, Montana

Our Lady of the Rockies

High in the Rockies the third largest statue in the U.S. opens her welcoming arms, and lights up the night sky.
Post Falls, Idaho

Treaty Rock

A wild west land agreement was etched right onto this historic Idaho stone.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

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

Lithia Water Fountain

A public fountain that spouts "health water" from a nearby spring.
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

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

Fern Canyon

Canyon walls shrouded in ferns.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
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.
Napa, California

Monticello Dam Morning Glory Spillway

The largest drain hole in the world.
Santa Rosa, California

Cyclisk - Santa Rosa Monument

340 bicycles, 65 feet high.
Glen Ellen, California

The Wolf House - Jack London State Park

The haunting ruins of Jack London's dream house.
Bolinas, California

Alamere Falls

This rare example of a "tidefall" is a spectacular drop from the cliffs down onto the beach.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Peregrine Falcons

Recovered from the brink of extinction, at home in the Financial District.
San Francisco, California

Fleishhacker Pool Ruins

Forgotten and then destroyed by fire, this was once one of the largest saltwater swimming pools in the world.
Pacific Grove, California

Kissing Rock

Two rocks in a perpetual kiss and one of "the most romantic spot in America."
Monterey, California

Point Sur Lightstation

Life in this isolated, hilltop lighthouse was lonely, but it sure was lovely.