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San Francisco, California

Seward Street Slides

Bring your own cardboard to the slippery slopes of concrete hidden in a neighborhood park.
Hermiston, Oregon

Umatilla Chemical Depot

A stunning landscape of bunkers that once stored chemical weapons.
Portland, Oregon

Transcendence

A sculpture of a salmon swimming through a brick building.
LaCrosse, Washington

Palouse Falls

An obscure waterfall that looks like something out of a fantasy novel.
St Regis, Montana

St. Regis Trout Museum

Between Missoula and Spokane, a family-owned travel center has an unusual museum in the back.
Libby, Montana

Asbestos Town — Libby, Montana

After unregulated mining caused an asbestos emergency this small town.
Helena, Montana

Guardian of the Gulch

The old fire tower is one of the last of its kind in the United States.
Anaconda, Montana

Anaconda Smelter Stack

A smoke stack so large, the Washington Monument could fit inside!
Helena, Montana

Cathedral of St. Helena

Modeled after a famous church in Vienna, Austria—but in Helena, Montana.
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
Drummond, Montana

Garnet, Montana

This amazingly preserved gold rush town is a well preserved gem from the time.
Anaconda, Montana

Washoe Theater

This tiny movie theater was the last one in the U.S. constructed in the Nuevo Deco architectural style.
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.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
San Francisco, California

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

The neighborhood church casts a breast-shaped shadow that locals have come to call the “two o’clock titty.”
San Francisco, California

Clarion Alley

This one-block alleyway is stuffed with street art that is colorful, cultural, and intensely political.
San Francisco, California

Balmy Alley Murals

Stunning street art as political theater for the masses.
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere.
San Francisco, California

Loved to Death

This shop specializes in oddities and Victorian-inspired wonders.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.