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The calliope in the central square
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination
47.5798, -120.6581
McLean, Texas

Devil's Rope Museum

The folks at the Devil's Rope Museum want you to get hooked on barbed wire history
35.2317, -100.5968
Vintage postcard showing Sweeney Observatory atop Strawberry Hill
San Francisco, California

Sweeney Observatory Site

Barely visible foundations remain where Stow Lake’s “observatory” once welcomed visitors
37.7687, -122.4755
The Point Lobos Marine Exchange Lookout Station seen from the access road
San Francisco, California

Land’s End Octagon House

The one-time watch house for incoming ships at the Golden Gate now stands abandoned and hidden in trees
37.7827, -122.5101
San Francisco, California

Mile Rocks Light

A modest reminder of treacherous waters at the Golden Gate
37.7928, -122.5104
Abandoned fortifications at Fort Miley
San Francisco, California

Fort Miley Batteries

Big gun installations, built over a massive cemetery, now abandoned & hidden in trees
37.7827, -122.5088
SS Ohioan Runs Aground
San Francisco, California

The Shipwrecks at Land's End

A 300 ship graveyard - 3 still visible at low tide
37.7844, -122.5085
Mill Valley, California

Nature Friends Tourist Club

Discover for yourself what Herb Caen referred to as "the best kept secret in the Bay Area."
37.8988, -122.5675
The illustrious El Bordello Alexandra
Los Angeles, California

El Bordello Alexandra Apartments

An increasingly eccentric apartment building, topped with winged beasties
33.9887, -118.4743
Santa Monica, California

Farnam House

On a quiet suburban street stands a peculiarly decorated house covered in mosaic designs
34.0374, -118.4791
The golden grasshopper weathervane attracts attention from locals and visitors alike
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions
42.3601, -71.0560
San Francisco, California

Garden of Fragrance

Olfactory delights in San Francisco's Botanical Gardens
37.7681, -122.4685
Spreckels Temple of Music
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

The elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels, now a piece of San Francisco's history
37.7699, -122.4685
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth"
35.0281, -111.0232
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch
40.7530, -73.9771
Los Angeles, California

Fire Survivors of the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

Three vintage horses survived a 1976 inferno and found a home on a sister carousel
34.1327, -118.2837
Panamint, California

Barker Ranch

The location of the last stand of Manson's doomsday cult
35.8596, -117.0885