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Discover 976 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in California

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Death Valley After Dark: Astronomy and Photography in the Backcountry

Dec 5—Dec 9, 2018

In the otherworldly landscapes of Death Valley, practice your night photography skills and immerse yourself in the sky above.

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Apr 22

Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.
A photochrom postcard published by the Detroit Photographic Company.
Apr 22

Los Angeles, California

The Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles

Join writer and Field Agent Hadley Meares as we tour the sites of L.A.'s forgotten burial grounds.
Apr 22

Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Twilight Tour

A rare, after-hours stroll through the living history of Victorian-era Southern California.
Old Zoo.
Apr 28

Los Angeles, California

Abandoned Zoo Ruins

Roam the grounds of L.A.'s old zoo, former home of Ivan the Terrible.

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