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Calistoga, California

Calistoga Petrified Forest

The fossilized remains of ancient California redwoods.
38.5558, -122.6389
Point Reyes Boat
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Boat

This abandoned boat was left in place thanks to its rotting beauty.
38.0979, -122.8508
The Sea Ranch Chapel.
Sea Ranch, California

Sea Ranch Chapel

A whimsical church based on a seashell.
38.7335, -123.4773
Schooner Gulch
Point Arena, California

Bowling Ball Beach

The mysterious round rocks of Schooner Gulch.
38.8698, -123.6574
Fort Bragg, California

International Sea Glass Museum

Celebrating the transformation of trash into objects of beauty.
39.4025, -123.8085
Smooth glass pieces layer the beach
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
39.4530, -123.8136
Glendale, California

Forest Lawn Cemetery

An extraordinary final resting place full of oversized art, amazing statues, and dead celebrities.
34.1250, -118.2531
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
Water Use, a "creek" that runs through the park
Costa Mesa, California

California Scenario

A small sculpture garden that provides a microcosmic representation of California.
33.6891, -117.8833
John Sowden House. (Wikimedia Commons)
Los Angeles, California

John Sowden House

Most famous work of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's sons.
34.1055, -118.3012
Hollyhock House
Los Angeles, California

Barnsdall Art Park

This historic LA park offers magnificent views and one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces.
34.1015, -118.2943
Ennis House from House on Haunted Hill
Los Angeles, California

Ennis House

This weird abode has been everything from the House On Haunted Hill to a robot hunter's pad.
34.1162, -118.2930
Los Angeles, California

Norton Sales Inc.

Space program, pneumatics and more, bits and pieces, for movie sets or the common man.
34.2056, -118.3969
Los Angeles, California

Nethercutt Collection and Museum

Rare collectibles from automated musical instruments to 250 unique automobiles.
34.3077, -118.4626
The mall's generic appearance today gives little hint of its history.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
37.4156, -121.8994
The central fountain in the Rosicrucian garden.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Park

The headquarters of a secretive order is also a beautifully-designed park.
37.3340, -121.9226
Solvang, California

OstrichLand USA

Get up close to emus and ostriches, or buy their tasty meat.
34.6063, -120.1765
Hans Christian Anderson Museum
Solvang, California

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Honoring the famed folktale author, this California museum looks like it belongs in the Black Forest.
34.5958, -120.1388
Hewlett and Packard started working in the garage in 1938
Palo Alto, California

Birthplace of Silicon Valley

A world-famous garage - epicenter of a technology revolution.
37.4430, -122.1546
The cells featured escape-proof windows.
Monterey, California

Old Monterey Jail

This remarkably simple jail went over a century without an escape.
36.5976, -121.8973
Bas relief owl and inscribed motto at the Club's entrance.
San Francisco, California

Bohemian Club

Longtime headquarters of controversial boys' club for the world's wealthiest and most powerful.
37.7883, -122.4115
Outside of the store. (Loved To Death)
San Francisco, California

Loved To Death

Storefront that specializes in Oddities, Victorian antiques, taxidermy and Jewelry. Home of The Articulated Art Gallery.
37.7695, -122.4502
Skylights on the exterior porch made of red cypress.
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

Kentuck Knob

The house that Frank Lloyd Wright "(shook) out of his sleeve at will" at the age of 86.
39.8692, -79.5197
Fallingwater over the falls
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic home dangles over a Pennsylvania waterfall.
39.9060, -79.4663