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Hidden California

Discover 950 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in California

Unusual Attractions in California


Dark Skies, Desert Beasts: A Night Photography Workshop in Borrego Springs, California

May 10—May 13, 2018

Journey deep into the desert of Southern California to explore and photograph the Dark Sky Sculptural Oasis of Borrego Springs.

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Ruins of the St. Francis Dam
Feb
11 - 24

Santa Clarita, California

The St. Francis Dam Disaster

Hike the ruins of the dam that took 400 lives and ended the career of William Mulholland and a private, family cemetery where several of the victims are buried.
Feb 18

Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.
Feb 24

Chatsworth, California

Vegan Food Factory

Discover how vegan mayonnaise is made on this exclusive factory tour of Follow Your Heart Restaurant.
Mar 3

Los Angeles, California

Uncovering Olvera Street

Explore centuries of history on LA’s oldest block.

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