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Des Moines, Washington
Mutant horror in a whimsical (or naughty) bronze sculpture of a man and a fish next to the local grocery store.
Sights for Oddball Excursions
Folk art environment is a colorful riot of bicycle wheel reflector sculptures, bottle cap tesserae, telephone pole heads studded with nails.
Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Washington
Welcome to the Cathedral of Bomb, where boron balls and tons of river rock might stop a nuclear meltdown.
Long Beach, Washington
Enduring beachfront gift shop/museum is the home of Jake the Alligator Man and Morris the Cat -- both stuffed. Jam packed full of oddities.
This Stonehenge is built of solid reinforced concrete, the American way, not like England's crumbling pile of rocks.
A giant concrete troll has been lurking under the north end of the Aurora bridge and snacking on children and cars since 1990.
Novelty item catalog store is also a museum of the weird.
Souvenir shop packed to the rafters with animal freaks, oddities, and mummy love couple Sylvia and Sylvester.
America's grunge rock martyr and leader of Nirvana is remembered with a cement sculpture.
In the Lightning Cage, tourists can sit while being bombarded with electric bolts from a Tesla Coil.
The goofy Yard Birds are cartoon mascot leftovers of a defunct chain store.
Sixty-five-foot tall chain saw sculpture commemorates a 1988 high school football rematch -- played fifty years after the first game by the same participants.
Coulee Dam, Washington
Nightly laser performance on water cascading down the face of the dam, the largest laser light show in the world.
The Stevedore Muffler Man, a 20-ft. fiberglass giant, overlooks the Sound from the top of a building.
Granger is infested with prehistoric creatures and a volcanic Lava-tory.
Kid Valley, Washington
On the way to sometimes-cranky volcano Mount St. Helens, stop to admire a very 28-ft. tall statue of Bigfoot and a home half-buried in volcanic mud.
Long Beach, Washington
Another bold civic claim in a town with an Alligator Man and the World's Longest (sort of) Drivable Beach.
One town's engineered solution to traffic fatalities among the local squirrel population. Five squirrel bridges cross the town's streets; a sixth is planned for 2016.
Go West, Young Cadaver! The place where Willie Keil's journey to "The Promised Land" ended is noted on a large historical marker.
Final resting place of the legendary rock guitarist is a popular site for music pilgrims.
Famous landmark south of Seattle, a former cowboy-themed gas station built in the 1950s as part of a half-completed "Frontier Village" attraction.
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Offbeat Landmarks and Oddities
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- Aberdeen: Charlie Choker, Big Mascot [tips]
- Aberdeen: Crying Kurt Cobain Made of Cement
- Allyn: Largest Collection of Chainsaw Carvings [tips]
- Bellingham: Lightning Cage: Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
- Burlington: Children's Church - Ark-Shaped [tips]
- Chehalis: Yard Bird Statues
- Colfax: The Codger Pole
- Cougar: Ape Cave Lava Tube [tips]
- Coulee Dam: Grand Coulee Dam Laser Light Show
- Des Moines: Big Catch: Fish with Woman's Breasts
- Ellensburg: Dick and Jane's Spot
- Elma: Satsop Abandoned Nuclear Plant [tips]
- Everett: Muffler Man - Stevedore Man
- Everett: Flying Saucer with Transporter Beam [tips]
- Forks: Beach Junk Tower and Museum [tips]
- Granger: Dinosaur Town With Volcano Toilets
- Hanford Nuclear Reservation: Historic Nuclear B Reactor
- Index: Statue - Friendly Bigfoot [tips]
- Keyport: Naval Undersea Museum [tips]
- Kid Valley: Bigfoot and the Buried A-Frame
- La Grande: Indian Henry's Grave Monument [tips]
- Lind: Combine Demolition Derby [tips]
- Long Beach: World's Largest Frying Pan
- Long Beach: Marsh's Free Museum
- Long Beach: World's Largest Spitting Clam [tips]
- Longview: Nutty Narrows - Squirrel Bridges
- Maltby: Tall Latte Cup-Shaped Espresso Drive Thru [tips]
- Maryhill: Sam Hill's Stonehenge
- Menlo: Pickled Pioneer
- Monroe: The Reptile Zoo [tips]
- Mount Vernon: Biggest Hedge Maze in North America [tips]
- Mukilteo: Tour the Boeing Factory
- Oak Harbor: Sidewalk Sea Monster [tips]
- Ocean City: Blue Eyed Surf'n Sasquatches [tips]
- Poulsbo: 12-Foot-Tall Concrete Viking
- Puyallup: Muffler Man - Bunyan [tips]
- Raymond: Town of Metal People
- Raymond: Willapa Seaport Museum [tips]
- Renton: Grave of Jimi Hendrix
- Renton: Office Park Stonehenge [tips]
- Seattle: Hat 'n' Boots
- Seattle: The Fremont Troll
- Seattle: Giant Shoe Museum
- Seattle: Lenin Statue
- Seattle: Archie McPhee Catalog Store
- Seattle: Ye Olde Curiosity Shop
- Seattle: Flower Shop Elephant
- Seattle: Seattle Underground Tour [tips]
- Seattle: Spite House [tips]
- Seattle: The Space Needle
- Seattle: The Gum Wall [tips]
- Seattle: EMP Museum
- Seattle: Fremont Rocket [tips]
- Seattle: Statue of Viking Leif Erickson [tips]
- Seattle: Hammering Man [tips]
- Sekiu: Rosie: Fish with Legs and Breasts [tips]
- Sequim: Olympic Game Farm [tips]
- Shelton: Muffler Man - Bunyan [tips]
- Snoqualmie: The Big Log
- Snoqualmie: Twin Peaks TV Waterfall
- Spokane: Milk Bottle Building #1 [tips]
- Spokane: Milk Bottle Building #2 [tips]
- Spokane: Giant Red Wagon [tips]
- Spokane: Fallen Astronaut Hero
- Tacoma: Bob's Java Jive - Giant Coffee Pot
- Tacoma: Midland Mosaics - Backyard Giants
- Tacoma: Shrine to Tacoma's Super-Salesman
- Tacoma: Tree Trunk Tribute to The Hobbit [tips]
- Toledo: Gospodor Monuments [tips]
- Toppenish: Yakima Nation Museum and Teepees [tips]
- Tukwila: World's Only Walk-Thru Space Shuttle
- Vancouver: Wendy the Welder - Striding Cubist Lady Worker Statue
- Vantage: Ginkgo Gem Shop Dinosaurs
- Vashon: Chainsaw Schizophrenic Statue [tips]
- Vashon Island: Bicycle Eaten by Tree [tips]
- Wenatchee: Eye-Rolling and Winking Indian Billboard [tips]
- Winlock: World's Largest Egg
- Zillah: Teapot Dome Gas Station [tips]