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San Jon, New Mexico

Glenrio Ghost Town

The old Route 66 town straddling Texas and New Mexico died along with the Main Street of America.
Winslow, Arizona

9-11 Remembrance Garden

This memorial includes fragments from one of the greatest tragedies in United States history.
Ludlow, California

Ludlow

One of the ghostly stops along Route 66.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Loop

Where a railroad loops under or over itself to rise or drop more than 70 feet in a short distance.
Tulare, California

Preston’s Pride

A B-17 bomber stands as a memorial to the residents of Tulare County who served in World War II.
Kingsburg, California

Swedish Coffee Pot Tower

A water tower shaped like a giant coffee pot looms over a small Swedish village in Central California.
Boring, Oregon

North American Bigfoot Center

Founded by Cliff Barackman of 'Finding Bigfoot' fame, this museum is dedicated to the study of North America's unacknowledged hairy woodland hominids.
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman-style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside.
Astoria, Oregon

Hillside Cemetery

This graveyard is the eternal home of many brave pioneers who settled the Great Northwest.
Warrenton, Oregon

The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

100-year-old shipwreck you can walk up to at low tide.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Mehama, Oregon

Silver Falls State Park

Multiple waterfalls and several historic CCC buildings anchor this state park in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Tacoma, Washington

Bob's Java Jive

Tacoma’s 25-foot coffee pot music spot has served up over 80 years of concrete kitsch.
Seattle, Washington

Smith Tower Penthouse

42nd story Pyramid shaped penthouse tops Seattle's oldest skyscraper.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Center Armory

A community gathering place that once housed half-ton tanks and the World's Fair.
Ridgefield, Washington

Ridgefield's Heritage Sequoia

The largest non-native tree in Washington
Kimberly, Idaho

Shoshone Falls

These falls, sometimes called the "Niagara of the West," still put on a good show at the right time of year.
Twin Falls, Idaho

I. B. Perrine Bridge

The only bridge in the United States where BASE jumping is legal without a permit year-round.
Twin Falls, Idaho

Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Jump Site

Where the famed daredevil attempted to launch himself across a canyon in a custom-built rocket.
Rock Springs, Wyoming

Point of Rocks Stagecoach Station

This sandstone building is a relic of the Overland Trail.
Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
Victoria, Kansas

St. Fidelis Basilica

Also known as the Cathedral of the Plains, this church holds the distinction of being one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas."
Canadian, Texas

Gene Cockrell's Yard Art

Iconic figures in concrete and steel in the High Plains of Texas.