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Dragoon, Arizona

The Thing

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Port Townsend, Washington

Starrett House

The building features one of the last remaining free-floating spiral grand staircases in the U.S.
Point Roberts, Washington

Point Roberts

An American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula where strict adherence to the "49th parallel rule" became problematic.
Skibbereen, Ireland

Irish Sky Garden

This floating garden in the sky is straight out of a fairy tale, but the real thing is nothing short of magical.
Winterhaven, California

Old Plank Road

The remnants of an early automobile route across shifting sand dunes can still be found in the deserts of Southern California.
Winterhaven, California

Valley of the Names

Since World War II people have been decorating this stretch of the Yuma desert with signatures arranged out of rocks.
Yuma, Arizona

Yuma Territorial Prison

Walk through the actual strap iron cells and solitary chambers of Arizona Territory’s first prison.
Dateland, Arizona

Sears Point Petroglyphs

Some 10,000 works of ancient rock art cover these volcanic basalt outcrops near the Gila River.
Tucson, Arizona

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

The world's largest military aircraft cemetery.
Dragoon, Arizona

Grave of Johnny Ringo

The remote resting place of a notorious Wild West outlaw whose death is shrouded in mystery.
Willcox, Arizona

Heart of the Rocks Loop

Hike the unusual hoodoos and rock formations that form this little-known natural wonder.
Willcox, Arizona

James Garfield Memorial Fireplace

This fireplace-turned-monument pays tribute to the assassinated U.S. president.
Tombstone, Arizona

Jewish Pioneers Memorial

The Jewish section of the famous Boothill Graveyard was abandoned for nearly 100 years.
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A wild west cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Old West.
Bisbee, Arizona

Mule Pass: Not Quite the Continental Divide

A mistaken marker makes an erroneous claim along the historic Old Divide Road.
Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee Stairs

Stairs often replace streets on the steep slopes of this old mining town.
Bisbee, Arizona

Erie Street, Historic Lowell

A living snapshot of a different time in America is preserved and maintained by a community of volunteers.
Squamish, British Columbia

Stawamus Chief

As you overlook the Howe Sound and the town of Squamish, your breath will be taken away by its beauty or the stairs... probably all the stairs.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Granville Island Hat Shop

A hat for every occasion can be found in this British Columbia haunt.
Port McNeill, British Columbia

The Ronning Burl

A Canadian port town is oddly home to two of the largest tree burls in the world.
Alert Bay, British Columbia

World's Largest Totem Pole

This towering totem holds the title for the tallest in the world but only according to some.
Powell River, British Columbia

S.S. Peralta

One of the final concrete ships built before World War II is now a crumbling breakwater.
Egmont, British Columbia

Skookumchuck Narrows

The water swaps direction twice a day, whipping into a frenzy of whirlpools and rapids.
Forks, Washington

One Square Inch of Silence

A tiny red pebble marks what may be the quietest outdoor spot in the United States.
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