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Seattle, Washington

Kurt Cobain's Benches

A sliver of nostalgia in Seattle's Viretta Park.
Seattle, Washington

Hat 'n' Boots

Seattle's super-sized cowboy apparel once belonged to a themed gas station that wrangled in herds of tourists.
Seattle, Washington

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

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

Reciprocal Recording Studio

Providing the soundtrack to the golden years of the Seattle grunge scene.
Seattle, Washington

Piece of the Berlin Wall at Cafe Turko

A nondescript Seattle restaurant inherited a piece of European history.
Seattle, Washington

Orient Express Restaurant

This Seattle joint serves food inside an old train car once used by FDR.
Eastsound, Washington

The Aproximada

This 50-ton ship on Orcas Island has never seen the ocean.
Leavenworth, Washington

Iron Goat Trail

The site of the Wellington avalanche, one of the America's worst railroad disasters.
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

An abandoned network of military bunkers and tunnels open for anyone willing to descend into the darkness.
San Francisco, California

Beat Museum

A collection of memorabilia from the Beat era in the back of a San Francisco bookstore.
Baltimore, Maryland

Site of Edgar Allan Poe's Death

The site where Poe "in great distress, and ... in need of immediate assistance" likely died.
North Bend, Washington

Snoqualmie Tunnel

This long, dark tunnel is open to hikers, but those without lights are known to get confused even on the straight path.
Lexington, Oregon

The Duplicative Forest

Remember that scene in the Matrix, when Neo is in the big white room with all the weapons flying by? Well, this is what it would look like if he had wanted trees instead of guns.
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
Everett, Washington

Laura Palmer's House

This private home is famous for appearing in the cult-classic "Twin Peaks" series.
Monroe, Washington

Wayside Chapel

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

Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge

A French chateau, failed utopian community, odd museum, and Stonehenge replica in rural Washington State.
Hermiston, Oregon

Umatilla Chemical Depot

A stunning landscape of bunkers that once stored chemical weapons.
Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Manchac Swamp Bridge

The third longest water bridge in the world, constructed over a supposedly haunted swamp in Louisiana.
Lordsburg, New Mexico

Fraggle Rock

The outcropping is graffitied with the name of the beloved musical Muppet television series.
Seattle, Washington

Pac Man Park

This painted blacktop brings the classic arcade game to life.
Monticello, Utah

Home of Truth

This ghost town was once a cult-like religious utopian settlement.
Seattle, Washington

Center of the Universe Sign

Residents of Fremont in Seattle have considered it the center of the universe since the 1970s.