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Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester Rifle Company fortune.
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
Point Roberts, Washington

Point Roberts

An American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula where strict adherence to the "49th parallel rule" became problematic.
British Columbia

Three Valley Gap

A historic ghost town still worth a visit.
Malakwa, British Columbia

The Enchanted Forest

An old world fairytale-land with over 350 fairy folk figurines hidden amongst 800 year old cedars.
Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

Banff Wildlife Crossings

Though many were skeptical at first, these animal-specific routes across the Trans-Canada Highway have been a major conservation success.
Edmonton, Alberta

High Level Bridge

This unique bridge has been a staple across the Saskatchewan River Valley for more than 100 years.
Greenwood, British Columbia

The Ghost Town of Phoenix

Only a few remaining items alert intrepid explorers that a town once stood in this region.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'The Drop'

This exaggerated sculpture resembles a well known feature of Vancouver:
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Inukshuk'

Made of granite, this is a symbol of the Inuit peoples near water that expresses abundance.
Sparwood, British Columbia

The World's Largest Tandem Axle Truck

Nestled near the mountains of western Canada resides this behemoth earth mover.
Kaslo, British Columbia

SS Moyie

The "Crow Boat" of Kootenay Lake, sold for a dollar and now on display as "the world's oldest intact passenger sternwheeler."
White Rock, British Columbia

The Great White Rock

Bird dung painted this huge boulder which in turn inspired the name of a city.
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Old Country Market

This country market harbors goats on its roof.
Peachland, British Columbia

Okanagan Lake

The large fjord lake is thought to be the home of "Ogopogo," a giant sea serpent.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Bloedel Conservatory

This conservatory allows a little bit of the tropics to thrive in the middle of a major Canadian city.
Osoyoos, British Columbia

The Spotted Lake (Kliluk)

A sacred lake composed of over 300 separate pools of highly concentrated minerals.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Traditional 15th century Chinese garden in the middle of Vancouver.
Vancouver, British Columbia

VanDusen Garden's Elizabethan Hedge Maze

This Elizabethan hedge maze is one of only six in North America.
Wayne, Alberta

Last Chance Saloon

This ghost-town bar has bullet holes and plenty of stories lurking within its walls.
Drumheller, Alberta

The Hoodoos of Drumheller Valley

Hoodoos, naturally eroded land formations, stand 20 feet tall in the Canadian badlands.
Wayne, Alberta

The 11 Bridges of Wayne

To get to or from this Canadian ghost town, you'll need to cross 11 single-lane bridges.
Drumheller, Alberta

The Little Church

A six-person chapel in the middle of Alberta's badlands.