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San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions
37.8093, -122.4159
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune
37.3189, -121.9506
Big Sur, California

The Henry Miller Memorial Library

It's not your typical library, memorial, or book store
36.1398, -121.6469
Gold Rush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel/restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch
35.2660, -120.6737
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead
37.8021, -122.4039
The Wrigley Memorial as seen from the gardens. (Photograph by Jeremias Paul)
Avalon, California

Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden

Chewing gum tycoon's memorial lies perched over wife's botanical gardens on Santa Catalina Island
33.3350, -118.3321
Landers, California

Giant Rock

This seven story giant boulder is the site of UFO conferences, Hopi spiritualists, a "Rejuvenation Machine" and so much more.
34.3328, -116.3887
Integratron, exterior
Landers, California

The Integratron

Experience a quartz crystal sound bath inside the world's only all-wood, acoustically perfect sound-chamber
34.2932, -116.4038
Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
Joshua Tree, California

Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum

10 acres of "Environmental Sculptures" in the Mojave desert
34.1961, -116.2947
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen
33.9229, -116.7743
Madera, California

Devil's Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice
37.6531, -119.0738
Tufa tower on south shore of Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp
38.0165, -119.0093
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture
33.6592, -118.0009
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world
34.0509, -118.2498
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors
37.7879, -122.4033
A waterfall in Black Star Canyon.
Silverado, California

Black Star Canyon

The site of murders and Satanic cult gatherings
33.7882, -117.6607
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted"
34.0453, -118.2528
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use
33.5019, -117.6628
Krblin Jihn Kabin
Joshua Tree, California

Krblin Jihn Kabin

Story of the restricted, but still evocative, world of a remarkable man in the High Desert of Southern California
34.1471, -116.2998
Club 33 Entrance
Anaheim, California

Disneyland's Club 33

The hidden jewel of Disneyland: a members only playground for the Disney elite
33.8118, -117.9195
Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica Camera Obscura

An offbeat angle on the ocean viewed through an antiquated lens
34.0128, -118.4970
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today, including an unexpected tasty treat
37.7702, -122.4702
San Francisco, California

Drawn Stone

Art in the form of a winding, man made crack in stone
37.7715, -122.4687
Los Angeles, California

Tiki-Ti

Established in the 60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buehn, bartender to the stars
34.0975, -118.2858