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An ariel view of Lake Travis
Austin, Texas

The Sometimes Islands

Some islands... they come, they go, especially on Lake Travis.
30.4019, -97.8915
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
32.2412, -97.8087
Olympic Hot Springs.
Port Angeles, Washington

Olympic Hot Springs

Rustic natural hot springs in the deciduous rain forest.
47.9770, -123.7620
Color Picture of the 1940 collapse
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
47.2620, -122.5419
Mount Rainier
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
46.8537, -121.7590
Ballard Bridge from Seattle Maritime Academy
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Bridge

Granting the right of way to ships over surface traffic since 1917.
47.6594, -122.3761
Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies
Quincy, Washington

Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies

This metallic stampede sits frozen on a Washington ridge yet the artist's vision is still incomplete.
46.9645, -119.9645
Squirrel (pattern) trapped in a petrified tree at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Vantage, Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

An exercise in patience and imagination, where Mother Earth turned common stuff into precious hidden treasures.
46.9489, -120.0028
Coulee City, Washington

Dry Falls

Site of the greatest known waterfall that ever existed.
47.6070, -119.3638
Photograph of City Hall some time prior to 1947.
Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend City Hall

City Council meetings still happen in his historic building, impeccably preserved on the inside.
48.1161, -122.7524
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
39.8112, -77.2247
Coudersport Ice Mine
Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Coudersport Ice Mine

Contrary to what one might expect, ice forms inside this small cavern during the summer and melts during the winter.
41.7534, -77.9537
The statue seen from the banks of the river.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
40.3583, -76.9298
Penn's Cave Exit
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

Penn's Cave

Sail through this subterranean show cave that is home to a legend that would go on to name nearly everything around it.
40.8826, -77.6123
Twede's Cafe
North Bend, Washington

Twede's Cafe

Twin Peaks' real life Double R Diner has been restored to its damn fine television look.
47.4952, -121.7869
Jimi Hendrix Memorial
Renton, Washington

Jimi Hendrix Memorial

The final resting place of one of the most sensational guitar players of all time was only created after his father got the rights to his music.
47.4865, -122.1740
Boulder Teahouse
Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Teahouse

This tea house was a hand-built gift from Boulder's sister city in Tajikstan.
40.0157, -105.2770
Mel's hands and feet
Los Angeles, California

Mel Brooks Handprint

There are lots of hands and feet stamped in the cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but Mel left behind something extra.
34.1020, -118.3410
La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
34.0638, -118.3554
Julius Pierpont Patches
Seattle, Washington

J.P. Patches Statue

Leave a button on the jacket of this iconic Seattle clown.
47.6493, -122.3489
Viewing windows in the lock.
Seattle, Washington

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Allowing humans and fish alike to migrate from freshwater to saltwater and back again.
47.6667, -122.3981
Fremont Bridge
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
47.6476, -122.3498
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
47.6515, -122.3513
World Famous Giant Shoe Museum
Seattle, Washington

World Famous Giant Shoe Museum

An old-timey peepshow allows visitors to gawk at some of the world's most freakishly large footwear.
47.6084, -122.3414