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Seattle, Washington

Union Station

Though strikingly beautiful, Seattle's other railway station is now largely forgotten.
Seattle, Washington

Bettie Page House

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

Scarecrow Video

Browse through roughly 130,000 titles in the world's largest independent video rental store.
Seattle, Washington

Blue Moon Tavern

This popular bar has been blurring the line between normal and edgy for more than 75 years.
Seattle, Washington

The Wall of Death

A "sinister, whimsical, tacky, and really orange" public art installation hidden under a Seattle bridge.
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Solstice Parade

Once a year, thousands of naked cyclists flood the streets of a Seattle neighborhood.
Seattle, Washington

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

This graveyard contains markers and monuments dedicated to some of the darkest chapters in Washington's history.
Seattle, Washington

Fort Lawton

This Puget Sound military post has a long, turbulent history as a gateway to the Pacific.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Bridge

Granting the right of way to ships over surface traffic since 1917.
Seattle, Washington

"Henry" Murals

Seattle’s Whimsical Mural Master.
Seattle, Washington

Hale's Palladium

A brewery warehouse which doubles as a circus bigtop.
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

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

Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop

This Seattle store is packed with all sorts of curious creatures and creations.
Seattle, Washington

The Sloop Tavern

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

Red Mill Totem House

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

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of US high points towers over every other peak in North America.
Cantwell, Alaska

Igloo City

Four-story concrete hotel never opened to customers.
Anchorage, Alaska

Beluga Point Fresh Water Spring

Clean, cold drinking water flows from a nondescript pipe in a roadside rock face.