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Soap Lake, Washington

Soap Lake

People come from across the globe to swim in this lake believed to have healing properties.
Aberdeen, Washington

Kurt Cobain Memorial Park

A tribute to the Nirvana frontman hides beneath the bridge that was the singer's beloved hangout spot.
Bellingham, Washington

Fairhaven Historic Markers

Stones speckled along Harris Avenue reveal hidden nuggets of the past.
Quincy, Washington

Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies

This metallic stampede sits frozen on a Washington ridge yet the artist's vision is still incomplete.
Richland, Washington

Hanford Site

Nuclear reactor created the plutonium used on Nagasaki.
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
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.
Monroe, Washington

Wayside Chapel

The tiny church offers succor to travelers driving by, but only eight at a time.
Copalis Crossing, Washington

Ghost Forest of Copalis

This grove of ghostly cedars was killed in 1700 by an enormous tsunami that was felt from the U.S. to Japan.
Ellensburg, Washington

Dick and Jane's Spot

An outsider art duo's yard has been turned into a whimsical public gallery.
Zillah, Washington

Teapot Dome Service Station

Perhaps the world's only gas station inspired by a political scandal.
Seattle, Washington

Conor Byrne Pub

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

Elberton Ghost Town

A nearly abandoned 19th-century town on the Palouse.
Vantage, Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

An exercise in patience and imagination, where Mother Earth turned common stuff into precious hidden treasures.
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

An abandoned network of military bunkers and tunnels open for anyone willing to descend into the darkness.
Granger, Washington

Hisey Dinosaur Park

In Washington's Yakima Valley lies a town "where dinosaurs roam."
Touchet, Washington

Twin Sisters

Legend says that these tall basalt pillars are the petrified wives of a trickster god.
Anacortes, Washington

Overgrown Ship Hulk

This dilapidated ship carcass covered in trees is a striking sight.
Cougar, Washington

Ape Canyon

This scenic gorge is named after one of the most famous Bigfoot attacks in pseudohistory.
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
LaCrosse, Washington

Palouse Falls

An obscure waterfall that looks like something out of a fantasy novel.
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

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

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
Goldendale, Washington

Goldendale Observatory State Park

A fine, large-aperture telescope available for public use.