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London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement—including chains and perches—lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
Culver, Oregon

Metolius Balancing Rocks

Formerly secret, precariously perched boulders.
Yachats, Oregon

Bazalgette the Whale

There's something big lurking beneath the surface of this tiny Oregon park.
Depoe Bay, Oregon

Cape Foulweather

The first North American landing spot for James Cook on his third voyage of discovery in the Pacific.
Portland, Oregon

Huber’s

The oldest restaurant in Portland serves fiery coffee cocktails and an astounding amount of turkey.
Brussels, Belgium

Garderobe Manneken Pis

Belgium’s famous peeing statue has worn many hats (and coats, and pants), which are on display at this small museum.
Hardo Rattan, India

Wagah Flag Ceremony

On the Pakistan-India border the militaries perform an elaborate theater of aggression each and every night.
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
Thousand Palms, California

Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

Hike amid the palm trees that thrive among Southern California's Indio Hills.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Palomar Mountain, California

Palomar Observatory

A world-class observatory in the California desert.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

This abandoned Navy base was transformed into an off-grid alternative living community for thousands of people.
Salem, Oregon

Wheatland Ferry

This incongruous small ferry across the Willamette River north of Salem, Oregon has been operating continuously since the 1850s.
Camp Sherman, Oregon

Head of the Metolius

Approximately 50,000 gallons of water gush from these springs, creating the Metolius River.
Joseph, Oregon

Wallowa Lake Tramway

The steepest tramway in North America provides stunning views of the out-of-the-way Wallowa Mountains in northeastern Oregon.
Princeton, Oregon

Steens Mountain

With a crest near 10,000 feet, this treeless fault-block mountain in eastern Oregon provides stunning views and spectacular glacial landforms.
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

Sahalie Falls

Rushing water plunges over a 100-foot drop created by an ancient lava flow at this majestic waterfall.
Sponsored by Lincoln
McMinnville, Oregon

Erratic Rock State Natural Site

A 36-ton remnant of the last Ice Age now resides amid picturesque vineyards.
Sumpter, Oregon

Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge

During its heyday, 72 one-ton buckets from this dredge bore into the Powder River excavating vast gold deposits.
New Princeton, Oregon

Alvord Desert

At the base of Steens Mountain resides an otherworldly desert.
Palm Springs, California

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Explore the wide world of desert plants at this unique Palm Springs botanical garden.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lakefront Airport

This Art Deco airport was once deemed “the air hub of the Americas.”
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.