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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.

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  • 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.

  • World's Largest Wood Airplane: The Spruce Goose

    World's Largest Wood Airplane: The Spruce Goose

    McMinnville, Oregon

    Howard Hughes's "Spruce Goose" is so big, a special huge museum 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.

  • A&W Root Beer Family

    A&W Root Beer 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.

  • 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.

  • Nessie, the Yaquina Bay Monster

    Nessie, the Yaquina Bay Monster

    Newport, Oregon

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

  • 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.

  • 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. Reported reopened in 2017.

  • 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.

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