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  • Nessie: the Yaquina Bay Monster

    Nessie: the Yaquina Bay Monster

    Newport, Oregon

    Nessie, a dagger-toothed, terrifying water monster, is celebrated with a large and truly monstrous outdoor sculpture.

  • Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

    Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

    Portland, Oregon

    Eclectic weirdo museum, art gallery, and gift shop. Features a photo-op Alien Autopsy, Paul Bunyan's sneaker, and a painting of bunnies wearing jetpacks.

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  • The Oregon Vortex

    The Oregon Vortex

    Gold Hill, Oregon

    The laws of physics routinely go haywire in America's first, and most mysterious, Mystery Spot. Open to the public since 1930.

  • 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.

  • Spruce Goose and Space Museum

    Spruce Goose and Space Museum

    McMinnville, Oregon

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

  • Wax Works

    Wax Works

    Newport, Oregon

    Independent wax museum goes its own merry way with displays on D.B. Cooper, Bigfoot, and mermaid Daryl Hannah from Splash.

  • 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

    Sixteen feet tall on an eight-foot base, this noble Neanderthal has guarded Grants Pass since 1971.

  • Civic Pride Burger Family

    Civic Pride Burger Family

    Hillsboro, Oregon

    Dad, Mom, Teen, and Baby Burger all hold aloft giant burgers and root beer mugs. A vintage 1963 statue display, restored and embraced by its town.

  • World's Smallest Park

    World's Smallest Park

    Portland, Oregon

    Officially designated as a city park in 1948 -- all 452 square inches of it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Simpsons Murals and Hometown Tour

    Simpsons Murals and Hometown Tour

    Springfield, Oregon

    This Springfield was the inspiration for the Simpsons' cartoon hometown. Driving/walking tour, includes a Simpsons mural and real-world equivalents of Moe's Tavern and Jebediah Springfield statue. New murals added 2019-21.

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