America's Pacific Northwest is home to unspoiled natural beauty, world-class attractions and culinary delights of the West Coast.
Well, we have completely avoided all this, and headed straight for the most bizarre and off-beat Washington. For us, strange and wonderful, and we hope you will think so too.
1. Self-Kicking Machine: Rockport, Washington
For those who enjoy inflicting pain on cars, appliances Kicking Rockport self may just be the call of your life.Just point the rear four rotating boots, make a turn of the handle, and let the punishment begin. Who could kick your ass could be so fun?
If you do not have enough of a beating, turn around and give your front a go. The women will stand up to the pain, but let men speak an octave higher than the whole way.
2. Historic B Reactor Nuclear Reservation Hanford Nuclear Site, Washington
Nothing says romance like avisit the world's first nuclear reactor. It will not be able to pick daisies for your lover here, however, the land here is so contaminated grain harvest is actually illegal.
That said, a visit to B nuclear reactors and the surrounding sites (9 nuclear reactors, a lot of radioactive ghost town, and 11 million tonnes of waste dump nuclear) still make for a nice afternoon radioactive. It 's too bad you need a U.S. passport to view it.
Future plans for the siteHalloween haunted tours, historical re-enactments and even weddings nuclear news. Plutonium wedding rings not included.
3. Marsh's Free Museum Long Beach, Washington
Along the sprawling retail strip lining Long Beach, you will run into this extravagant jewel of a museum. At 40 years of mounting area, a trip inside reveals a truly bizarre array of antiques, including shrunken heads, an 8 lamb legs and a cast iron sausage stuffer.
The main attraction, however,Jake is the infamous' Alligator Man. Half man, half-Gator, you cringe at the sight of this beast, reptile, petrified and preserved for your viewing pleasure.
If you want a little 'more than strange, just head across the street to the world's largest frying pan. At nearly 10 feet in diameter, is large enough to cook even himself Jake. Gator Man, that's what's for dinner.
4. Squirrel Nutty Narrows Bridge: Longview Washington
Pacific Way was once a deathtrap for the population of squirrels Longview. While trying to maneuver across the busy intersection, they were all too often struck by passing vehicles. It may well be the state of Washington Road Kill Capital.
The purpose of putting an end to the massacre squirrel, city of residence Amos Peters led the construction of the bridge Nutty Squirrel Narrows, which connects the large trees adjacent to the public library to those on the opposite side of the Pacific Way.
A unit in the city since the 1960(And by the restored in 1983), its nuts to think about the number of crossing this mighty squirrel lives saved.
5. Archie McPhee Store: Seattle Washington
Enter the madness Archie McPhee, and take your pick from the menagerie of kitsch pop culture collectibles including Tiki Bags caution radioactive toppers dashboard hula girl.
Sure, you could order things like mummies latex full-size, robot monster, and action figures of Jesus through the web, butArchie McPhees is the only store where you can experience all in one place.
Simply put, this is retail therapy for the strange, the bizarre and definitely crazy.