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Huntsville, Alabama

MPTA-098

A propulsion engine testbed that paved the way for the Space Shuttle launch sits without recognition at this rocket center.
Huntsville, Alabama

Pathfinder and the MPTA-ET

It may look like no more than a full-scale model, but every part of this full Space Shuttle stack had a working role in aviation history.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Goldie 1971 - The Fallen Robot

A rusted metal giant pays tribute to Birmingham’s industrial past.
Delta, Alabama

Cheaha Mountain

The highest point in Alabama was almost completely deforested, but is now home to protected towers and trees.
Kansas City, Missouri

Charlie Parker Memorial

This giant green head remembers one of America's jazz giants.
Independence, Missouri

Independence Temple

This otherworldly church spire reaches up toward the heavens.
Independence, Missouri

Vaile Mansion

A remarkably opulent mansion with a tragic history.
Pella, Iowa

Vermeer Windmill

An Iowa town celebrates its heritage with the tallest working Dutch windmill in North America.
Walcott, Iowa

Iowa 80 Truck Stop

The world’s largest truck stop includes a barber shop, chiropractor, and a huge museum with antique trucks.
West Bend, Iowa

Father Paul Dobberstein's Grotto of the Redemption

A four story, football field-sized, nine-grotto creation made of shells, minerals, and rare stones.
Shafer, Minnesota

Franconia Sculpture Park

An amazing collection of sculptures and art.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Seattle, Washington

Big Top Curiosity Shop

Inside this curiosity shop, visitors can peruse the clown collection or purchase a molar from the mouth of Bigfoot.
Seattle, Washington

Walker Rock Garden

A Boeing mechanic and his wife leave a whimsical, stone sculptured garden as their legacy.
Bainbridge Island, Washington

The Labyrinth Mosaic and Halls Hill Lookout

Overlooking Puget Sound sits a garden with a Buddhist prayer wheel and an elaborate labyrinth.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Crescent Beach

This gorgeous beach hides behind two headlands in Oregon's Ecola State Park.
Seaside, Oregon

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Columbarium

Lighthouse-cum-columbarium where "Nor'easters" and grandma go to die.
Bremerton, Washington

Sail of the USS Parche

The only surviving piece of a submarine said to be the most decorated vessel in U.S. history.
Ariel, Washington

D.B. Cooper Day at the Ariel General Store & Tavern

An annual celebration of the infamous, unsolved skyjacking.
Des Moines, Washington

Landmark on the Sound

A historic Masonic building overlooking the Puget Sound.
Vashon, Washington

Fence of Doors

Walking by this fence is like strolling along a portal to various fictional worlds.
Seaside, Oregon

Elsie Cemetery

This small, rural pioneer cemetery is full of interesting grave markers.
Port Orchard, Washington

Elandan Gardens

Bonsai trees that are up to a thousand years old.
Federal Way, Washington

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

This 22-acre botanical garden is home to the largest collection of rhododendrons in the world.