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San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
North Bend, Washington

Twede's Cafe

Twin Peaks' real life Double R Diner has been restored to its damn fine television look.
Poulsbo, Washington

'Little Norway on the Fjord'

The small town of Poulsbo in Washington state is the next best thing to the Kingdom of Norway.
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.
Seattle, Washington

Kubota Gardens

This semi-secret garden in south Seattle emulates a traditional Japanese garden using the plants of the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle, Washington

Bettie Page House

What's that on the side of that building? Va Va Voom, it's Bettie!
Seattle, Washington

Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co.

Pick up all of the cosmic knick-knacks under the sun or take a creative writing course, all offered in this novelty storefront.
Seattle, Washington

Red Mill Totem House

Keeping Ballard's heritage alive with delicious, lightly battered Alaskan wild cod.
Seattle, Washington

Bop Street Records

A vinyl-lover's Shangri-La.
Seattle, Washington

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens

A young botanist's horticultural vision realized through a lifetime of planting, tending, and collecting seeds.
Seattle, Washington

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Allowing humans and fish alike to migrate from freshwater to saltwater and back again.
Seattle, Washington

The Sloop Tavern

A 50-year old dive bar that has its own yacht club.
Seattle, Washington

Lockspot Cafe

An eclectic restaurant serving from and to the nearby Chittenden Locks.
Seattle, Washington

Carnegie Public Library

Always a new use for this old building.
Seattle, Washington

Bergen Place Park and Mural

A commemorative mural in this tiny Ballard park honors the neighborhood's rich Scandinavian ties, particularly with Seattle's Norwegian sister city Bergen.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Centennial Bell Tower

A 1,000 pound brass bell commemorates a time when this small maritime neighborhood was actually its own separate city.
Seattle, Washington

Hi-Life / Fire Station No. 18

Seasonal, Pacific Northwest cuisine served in a 101 year old firehouse.
Seattle, Washington

Full Tilt Ice Cream and Pinball Arcade

An ice cream parlor chain that caters to vegans and pinball fans equally.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Sip & Ship

Offering an enjoyable alternative to the standard hellacious post office trip.
Seattle, Washington

Zayda Buddy's Pizza

A "Minnesota-style" pizza parlor in the Scandinavian heart of Seattle.
Seattle, Washington

Conor Byrne Pub

One of the oldest continually operating drinking establishments west of the Mississippi.
Seattle, Washington

Mike's Chili Parlor

Feeding hungry Ballard boat workers since 1922.