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Skamania, Washington

The Ape Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in the continental U.S. offers 2.5 miles of dark explorations for the adventurous.
46.0858, -122.0069
Mount Rainier
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
46.8537, -121.7590
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
The Toppenish Murals.
Toppenish, Washington

Toppenish Murals

Over 75 historically themed murals grace the walls of a small Washington city.
46.3758, -120.3111
Stone bench
Seattle, Washington

Walker Rock Garden

A Boeing mechanic and his wife leave a whimsical, stone sculptured garden as their legacy.
47.5535, -122.3793
Forks Timber Museum
Forks, Washington

Forks Timber Museum

A glimpse into the "Logging Capital of the World" at a time when there was far more forest and far less machinery.
47.9366, -124.3941
Casa Bacardi
Cataño, Puerto Rico

Casa Bacardi

The bat-covered home of one of the world's most popular brands of rum is located on a tropical Art Deco campus.
18.4425, -66.1333
The Great White Rock
White Rock, British Columbia

The Great White Rock

Bird dung painted this huge boulder which in turn inspired the name of a city.
49.0199, -122.8026
Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Twin Rocks

Two massive rock outcroppings on the Oregon coastline.
45.5974, -123.9597
The Virgin of Nuremberg, aka the Iron Maiden
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Torture Instruments

Take a break from the beauty of Prague to explore a more gruesome side of history.
50.0867, 14.4154
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
The Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Longleat Maze and a viewing bridge
Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze

The longest hedge maze in the world.
51.1858, -2.2743
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Ocampo, Mexico

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Butterfly hell.
19.5637, -100.2969
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
44.1214, -124.1256
Cape Foulweather. (Valleycat/Atlas Obscura)
Depoe Bay, Oregon

Cape Foulweather

First landing spot for James Cook on his voyage of discovery to the Sandwich Islands.
44.8084, -124.0632
Redmond, Oregon

Peterson Rock Garden

Bridges, terraces, and replicas of historic structures all built of rock and petrified wood by one man.
44.2058, -121.2636
Bermuda

Somerset Bridge

The world's smallest drawbridge.
32.2785, -64.8767
The Unfinished Church
Bermuda

The Unfinished Church

Storms, funding, and in-fighting have kept this Bermuda church from ever being completed.
32.3834, -64.6765
Cooper's Island
Bermuda

Cooper's Island Nature Reserve

A tropical paradise once home to space exploration and military installations.
32.3528, -64.6592
The Abandoned Royal Navy Docks
Bermuda

The Abandoned Royal Navy Docks

Once a strategically imperative naval base, large portions of this Bermuda dock complex lie abandoned.
32.3247, -64.8370
Parque Francisco Alvardoa
Zarcero, Costa Rica

Parque Francisco Alvarado

This Costa Rican topiary park is a surreal garden of unearthly delights.
10.1844, -84.3917
 Iglesia de la Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
Grecia, Costa Rica

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes

This Costa Rican chapel is the most metal church in the world, literally.
10.0730, -84.3110