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  • Hermit Feud Murder Weapon

    Hermit Feud Murder Weapon

    Gold Beach, Oregon

    In 1933, a hermit ambushed and killed a neighbor with a booby trap gun. The rifle barrel is displayed at a free museum of area history, wildlife and sportsmen milestones.

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  • Oregon Vortex

    Oregon Vortex

    Gold Hill, Oregon

    The laws of physics routinely go haywire in what may be America's most mysterious Mystery Spot.

  • Harvey The Giant Rabbit

    Harvey The Giant Rabbit

    Aloha, Oregon

    An old Texaco Big Friend with a rabbit head mod, an offshoot of the Muffler Men.

  • Human Skulls, Freak Calves - Grant County Historical Museum

    Human Skulls, Freak Calves - Grant County Historical Museum

    Canyon City, Oregon

    Among its many exhibits are three two-headed calves and the skulls of the first two men hanged in Grant County.

  • Jetliner Home in the Woods

    Jetliner Home in the Woods

    Hillsboro, Oregon

    For over a dozen years Bruce Campbell has been slowly transforming a jet airliner, dragged to a wooded hilltop, into a home for himself.

  • Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose

    Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - The Spruce Goose

    McMinnville, Oregon

    Howard Hughes's "Spruce Goose" is so big, a special hangar had to be built to shelter it.

  • Prehistoric Gardens

    Prehistoric Gardens

    Port Orford, Oregon

    A genuine rain forest shelters a collection of 23 primordial creature statues spread along a trail. It's been here since 1955.

  • Grants Pass Caveman

    Grants Pass Caveman

    Grants Pass, Oregon

    Symbol of the local Caveman's Club, this brutish statue guards Grants Pass.

  • Alf's - Ice Cream, Burgers, and Monkey

    Alf's - Ice Cream, Burgers, and Monkey

    McMinnville, Oregon

    Watch Elvis the pet monkey cavort behind glass as you wolf down your burger and shake.

  • Kidd's Toy Museum

    Kidd's Toy Museum

    Portland, Oregon

    Frank Kidd's 10,000-plus collection of banks and toys that date to the mid-1800s. Not for the easily-offended.

  • Petersen Rock Garden

    Petersen Rock Garden

    Redmond, Oregon

    The late Mr. Petersen paid homage to his new adopted country (America) with feverish folk constructions of stone and glass. Sept. 2016: Property is closed. May be repaired and reopened in the future.

  • Freedom Isn't Free Memorial

    Freedom Isn't Free Memorial

    Salem, Oregon

    A world map fountain spritzes with geopolitical flare-ups -- and Fortress America is ready to call in a fire solution on the latest trouble spot. That's what we saw, anyway.

  • Home of Bobbie the Wonder Dog

    Home of Bobbie the Wonder Dog

    Silverton, Oregon

    Bobbie wanted to come to Silverton so bad that he walked 2,500 miles to get there.

  • World's Largest Pig Hairball: Mount Angel Abbey Museum

    World's Largest Pig Hairball: Mount Angel Abbey Museum

    St. Benedict, Oregon

    The Mount Angel Abbey Museum exhibits, among its religious items, an 8-legged stuffed calf and other farm oddities.

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