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Mehama, Oregon

Silver Falls State Park

Multiple waterfalls and several historic CCC buildings anchor this state park in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Brownsville, Oregon

Linn County Historical Museum

A brief journey through early 19th-century pioneer life across Linn County.
Eugene, Oregon

Cascades Raptor Center

This nature center has one of the largest collections of native raptors in the Pacific Northwest.
Eugene, Oregon

Epic Seconds

Journey through a bit of nostalgia inside this classic record and video store.
Eugene, Oregon

Kesey Square

This square in downtown Eugene is dedicated to the novelist and countercultural figure Ken Kesey.
Shedd, Oregon

Thompson's Mills

The last water-powered mill in Oregon is open daily for free tours and has a surprising history.
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Wildwood Cemetery and Crematorium

According to local myth this cemetery is half evil spirits, half good—split down the middle.
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Thomas Pursell’s Escape Burial Hatch

A retired firefighter created this contraption so he and his family wouldn't die if accidentally buried alive.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

This Bogotá museum houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold relics.
Bogotá, Colombia

Monserrate Sanctuary

Pilgrims each carried a brick to the top of Mount Monserrate to help build this historic sanctuary in Colombia.
Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá Botanical Garden

Colombia's biggest botanical garden contains plants from all across the country.
Medellín, Colombia

Parque de las Luces

Three hundred illuminated pillars form an “artificial forest” in Medellín.
Medellín, Colombia

The Birds of Peace

Two identical statues by Fernando Botero, one blown to pieces in a terrorist bombing, the other donated as a gift for peace.
Medellín, Colombia

Plaza Botero

Home to 23 voluptuous and instantly lovable sculptures by one of Latin America's most celebrated artists.
Itagüi, Colombia

Pablo Escobar's Grave

The (usually) serene burial place of the world's most notorious drug lord.
Medellín, Colombia

Comuna 13

Outdoor escalators and art have helped change what was once a notoriously dangerous part of Medellín.
Medellín, Colombia

The Gondolas of Medellín

An unusual and beautiful form of mass transit serves the city's steepest neighborhoods.
Medellín, Colombia

Parque Arvi

Located outside Medellín, this Colombian park focuses on conservation and sustainability.
El Peñol, Colombia

El Peñon de Guatape

A 10 million-ton rock once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians, accessed by an astounding staircase.
Guatape, Colombia

Guatapé

The Andean town where every single building is decorated with a brightly colored frieze.
Nicaragua

Cerro Negro

The youngest volcano in Central America.
El Encanto, Nicaragua

Isletas de Granada

This group of small islands on Lake Nicaragua formed after an eruption of the Mombacho volcano.
Panama City, Panama

Ancon Hill, República de Panamá

A pocket of jungle amidst urban expansion in Panama.