Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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A aerial view of the Masada fortress.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
31.3156, 35.3555
Original floor level
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.
38.5835, -121.5038
Mark Twain's cabin.
Sonora, California

Mark Twain's Cabin

The place where Samuel Clemens first used his pen name, after writing a story about a jumping frog.
37.9993, -120.4769
Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
42.3555, -71.0698
The front of the marker.
Sacramento, California

St. George Hotel Marker

Where the first "expert riders, willing to risk death daily" for the Pony Express were recruited.
38.5823, -121.5014
108 years and counting.
Livermore, California

Centennial Bulb

The longest burning light bulb in the world
37.6822, -121.7411
Baggage claim at Sacramento Airport
Sacramento, California

Samson Luggage Sculpture

Pillars made of 700 pieces of luggage climb to the ceiling of Sacramento Airport's baggage claim.
38.6951, -121.5908
The four modest plaques that hold the names of the dead
Oakland, California

Jonestown Memorial

The memorial to the victims of the Jonestown Massacre carries the names of 918 lost, including one name people wish wasn't there
37.7711, -122.1776
Free Speech Monument
Berkeley, California

Free Speech Monument

This subtle Berkeley paving stone actually marks off a lawless tube of air that extends into space
37.8695, -122.2588
There were temporary spaces on Oppenheimer Way during Campbell Hall construction
Berkeley, California

UC Berkeley's Nobel Laureate Parking Spaces

The Laureates here get something even more coveted than a Nobel Prize: free parking for life.
37.8732, -122.2577
Litto's Hubcap Ranch represents decades of one man's folk art vision.
Pope Valley, California

Litto's Hubcap Ranch

Wheels of chrome by the thousands adorn this California Historical Landmark.
38.6380, -122.4534
Berkeley, California

Fish Shaped House

A private home built to resemble the shape of a microscopic creature
37.8563, -122.2859
Berkeley, California

Berkeley Car House

A celebration of once forgotten materials
37.8656, -122.2770
The front door of the hotel
Port Costa, California

The Burlington Hotel

A historic hotel in an old California railroad town with a rowdy reputation.
38.0466, -122.1837
The Gigantic Polar Bear
Port Costa, California

The Warehouse Cafe

Where the polar bear watches over everything, and every drink is a double
38.0463, -122.1833
San Francisco, California

Admission Day Monument Octopuses

A pair of mutilated bronze octopuses slump at the base of the monument honoring California's admission to the U.S.
37.7891, -122.4017
San Francisco, California

Research Departments, California Academy of Sciences

A century and a half of research in the sciences and natural history, still going strong
37.7700, -122.4663
San Francisco, California

Tenderloin National Forest

A speck of nature and art in one of San Francisco’s most notorious neighborhoods.
37.7845, -122.4148
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night
34.0083, -118.4978
The Tenderloin Museum
San Francisco, California

The Tenderloin Museum

A walk down memory lane in the heart of one of San Francisco's most notorious neighborhoods
37.7839, -122.4142
San Francisco, California

Hotaling Whiskey Warehouse

The largest whiskey stash on the West Coast survived the 1906 fires--but not without heroic effort
37.7964, -122.4028
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona
34.8158, -109.8649
San Francisco, California

Site of 1906 Earthquake Refugee Camps

Approximately 250,000 people left homeless by the great earthquake and fires found shelter in Golden Gate Park
37.7696, -122.4841
San Francisco, California

Urbano Sundial

A promotional sun clock on the site of San Francisco's great raceway.
37.7247, -122.4687