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Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love
33.2542, -115.4727
Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet
34.0257, -118.3953
Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice
37.7596, -122.4217
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
View from the street
San Francisco, California

Defenestration

Furniture tries to escape an abandoned building in San Francisco
37.7794, -122.4072
Image from the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum website.
Los Angeles, California

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum

A look into the Church of Scientology's deeply unfavorable view of psychiatry
34.0980, -118.3339
Slab City sign
Calipatria, California

Slab City California

During winter months, abandoned navy base becomes off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees
33.2589, -115.4664
Los Angeles, California

The Silent Movie Theater

The last of its kind in the country (Now Closed)
34.0820, -118.3615
An exterior shot of the Carson Mansion.
Eureka, California

The Carson Mansion

Commonly referred to as the most photographed Victorian home in the United States
40.8053, -124.1584
Eureka, California

Romano Gabriel Wooden Sculpture Garden

Folk art crafted from discarded vegetable crates
40.8043, -124.1684
Bombay Beach, California. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea
33.3506, -115.7296
(Wikimedia Commons)
Orick, California

Fern Canyon

Canyon walls shrouded in ferns
41.4026, -124.0684
Smooth glass pieces layer the beach
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power
39.4527, -123.8117
Due to changing hands and responsibilities throughout the years, the lighthouse has fallen into disrepair.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do
37.2552, -122.3830
The Vault
Los Angeles, California

Petersen Automotive Vault

Once strictly off-limits, this lower level housing curious and priceless vehicles of the Petersen Automotive Museum is now open to the public
34.0665, -118.3520
Tom Mix leaping the gap.  Beale's Cut
Santa Clarita, California

Beale's Cut

Gouged in the mountain to make stage coach access easier through the Fremont Pass
34.3455, -118.5062
Agua Dulce, California

Vasquez Rocks

Named after a bandit and the star of several Hollywood prehistoric landscapes, these sandstone formations are a historical part of the Los Angeles natural landscape
34.4886, -118.3207