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Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

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

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees.
Forks, Washington

One Square Inch of Silence

A tiny red pebble marks what may be the quietest outdoor spot in the United States.
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Book Burning Memorial

Somber memorial to the May 10, 1933, book-burning which took place on this spot.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Step aboard the first ship to circumnavigate North America.
Bowden, West Virginia

Glady Tunnel

A 1,000-foot-long railroad tunnel under Shavers Fork connected the towns during West Virginia's logging boom until its closure in 1985.
Berlin, Germany

Nilpferdbrunnen

A small hippo-shaped fountain in Berlin, Germany.
Tacoma, Washington

Fireboat No. 1

This landmark vessel dry-berthed in Tacoma's harbor served in emergencies and ceremonies for more than 50 years.
Arlington, Washington

Giant Cedar Stump

At a rest stop north of Seattle, you can drive through the trunk of an ancient tree.
Vashon, Washington

Oscar the Bird King

Thomas Dambo's troll sculpture wears a crown with birdhouses on his head.
Washington, D.C.

Murals at Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library

In an alcove of this historic library, you can find murals painted in the 1930s by an artist who went on to create some of Disney's most iconic animated films.
Poulsbo, Washington

The Licorice Shrine

Sweet or salty, super hot or mixed into beer, this is the holy land for all things licorice.
Kirkland, Washington

Truck-Eating Bridge

A normal, unassuming pedestrian overpass has been the demise of many, many trucks.
Markleysburg, Pennsylvania

Old Tri-State Monument

This original Mason-Dixon line cairn placed in the 1760s was put in the wrong location because of the gravitational pull of the Allegheny Mountains.
Washington, D.C.

Cutts-Madison House

After James Madison's death, his wife and former First Lady Dolley Madison lived in this yellow building near the White House.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
Manheim, Pennsylvania

Big Chiques Bridge #4

One of the few remaining covered bridges in Lancaster County.
Port Jervis, New York

The Hawks Nest

A winding, cliffside stretch of road overlooking the Delaware River.
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

Farrandsville Iron Furnace

This abandoned iron furnace was one of the first to use coke—a type of high-carbon fuel—to make iron.
Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania

Kinzua Bridge

Once the "Eighth Wonder of the World," this iron railroad bridge was decimated by a tornado.
Kennerdell, Pennsylvania

Rockland (Woodhill) Tunnel

An abandoned railroad tunnel transformed into a creepy path for hikers and cyclists.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

1758 Sun Inn

George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin all slept at this humble inn.
Bad Dürkheim, Germany

Dürkheim Giant Wine Barrel

World's largest barrel containing an inn.