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Paul Bunyan Statue
Portland, Oregon

Paul Bunyan Statue

This stoic, if derpy, giant stands as a monument to Oregon's statehood and the novelty culture of yesteryear.
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Mount Hood
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
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Mitchell, Oregon

Painted Hills

Oregon's unexpected high desert, displaying layers of time in a colorful show.
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Tillamook Air Museum
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Air Museum

The largest wooden building in the world now houses a fascinating collection of aircraft.
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The Enchanted Forest
Turner, Oregon

Enchanted Forest

This charmingly homemade amusement park has been growing for 40 years despite originally being dubbed, "Idiot's Hill."
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Group and private baths
Clackamas, Oregon

Bagby Hot Springs

Hollowed out cedar log tubs set in an ancient towering forest.
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Skamania, Washington

The Ape Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in the continental U.S. offers 2.5 miles of dark explorations for the adventurous.
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Stevenson, Washington

Beacon Rock

An extraordinary mixture of natural beauty and man-made phenomena.
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Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
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Boots taken from victims to prevent them running away. Copyright Michael P. Jones/Cascade Geographic Society 2010.
Portland, Oregon

Portland's Shanghai Tunnels

The seamy, underground secrets of Portland's criminal past.
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Cathedral Park
Portland, Oregon

Cathedral Park

A heavenly experience, right here on Terra Firma.
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Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
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Under the statues
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
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Gold Hill, Oregon

Oregon Vortex

A tourist attraction founded around a slumping cabin.
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Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside.
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(Flickr/samgrover)
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
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Mill Ends Park
Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park

The world's smallest park was dedicated in 1948 as the only colony for leprechauns west of Ireland.
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Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
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Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
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Maryhill Stonehenge
Goldendale, Washington

Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge

A French chateau, failed utopian community, odd museum and stonehenge replica in rural Washington State.
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Color Picture of the 1940 collapse
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
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Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
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Seattle, Washington

Lake View Cemetery

A beautiful final resting place for some of the noteworthy deceased.
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Forks, Washington

Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees.
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