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Los Angeles, California

Dapper Cadaver

"Looks so real, it's scary!"
34.2093, -118.3537
Smooth glass pieces layer the beach
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power
39.4530, -123.8136
Schooner Gulch
Point Arena, California

Bowling Ball Beach

The mysterious round rocks of Schooner Gulch
38.8698, -123.6574
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum
32.7313, -117.1487
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures
32.7314, -117.1517
Harper's Topiary Garden
San Diego, California

Harper's Topiary Garden

A couple creates a magical topiary 'museum' on their average, suburban corner
32.7412, -117.1761
San Diego, California

Lucha Libre Tacos

Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) Themed Taco Shop
32.7434, -117.1816
Temple of Santa Muerte
Santa Ana Chapitiro, Mexico

Temple of Santa Muerte

This church devoted to Mexico's "dead saint" is a festive celebration of a formerly hidden religious figure
19.5288, -101.6515
Cebu City, Philippines

Santo Niño de Cebú

A babydoll Jesus given by Magellan in 1521
10.3036, 123.8953
Magellan's Cross
Cebu City, Philippines

Magellan's Cross

This holy site either displays a centuries-old cross or a complete fake
10.2933, 123.9018
Sierra Bullones, Philippines

Chocolate Hills

Bohol's mysterious brown hills
9.7966, 124.2422
Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary
Corella, Philippines

Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary

There is a patch of Philippines forest that is devoted to saving the lives of an emotionally sensitive species of google-eyed primates
9.6833, 123.9167
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic LA bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank -- both symbolic and chic
34.0477, -118.2494
Institute For Figuring
Los Angeles, California

Institute For Figuring

This hands-on math museum believes in turning concepts into constructs.
34.0669, -118.2373
Los Angeles, California

Linda Vista Hospital

A hospital closed seemingly in the middle of operations, leaving behind fodder for horror films and ghost hunters.
34.0382, -118.2172
Los Angeles, California

Evergreen Memorial Park & Crematory

Los Angeles's oldest cemetery allows visitors to trace the history of this proud city
34.0420, -118.2012
Arnett Hartsfield chats with visitors
Los Angeles, California

Museum of African American Firefighters

Chat with the "Eternal Rookie" at a museum honoring African American Firefighters
34.0284, -118.2469
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice
37.6501, -119.0740
(Flickr)
Lancaster, California

Antelope Valley Indian Museum

Built by one man in the '20s, this site is now a museum representing the Great Basin cultures
34.6496, -117.8474
The spiritual center at the Unarius Academy of Science in downtown El Cajon, California.
El Cajon, California

Unarius Academy of Science

Educational foundation that teaches the powers of fourth dimensional physical properties
32.7940, -116.9621
Ocotillo, California

Anza Borrego Desert View Tower

This historic tower in the California desert promises visitors a "vortex of good vibes".
32.6593, -116.0998
Fuller St., part of the main drag.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historical Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay", this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate
38.2088, -119.0142
San Bernardino, California

Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex

Where NASA's satellites and rovers phone home
35.3392, -116.8736
From their website: view of the store as you walk in.
Pasadena, California

Gold Bug

Entomology, sea shells, and 19th century biology charts merge in slightly macabre creations
34.1468, -118.1504