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Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach Freakshow

The largest collection of two headed animals in the world.
Los Angeles, California

The Silent Movie Theater

The last of its kind in the country.
Cotati, California

The Accordion Man

A tribute to one man's legacy of improving the accordion's reputation.
Edwards Air Force Base, California

Edwards AFB Satellite Calibration Targets

These colossal desert barcodes have been fine-tuning spy satellites for decades.
San Francisco, California

Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

Perfect your fly fishing technique on their practice ponds.
Pasadena, California

The Parsonage

The site of the house Jack Parsons made famous both in life and death.
San Diego, California

Davis-Horton House

The oldest standing structure in downtown San Diego.
Santa Barbara, California

The Mural Room

One incredible room in the Santa Barbara Courthouse is covered in wall-to-wall canvas murals.
San Francisco, California

Hills Bros. Coffee Sculpture

A classic advertising icon immortalized in regal bronze.
Los Angeles, California

Traffic Circle Gondola

A lonely Gondola stuck on a traffic circle sits in a spot where it once would have floated down the Grand Canal.
Oakland, California

The Crucible

An art collective teaching the more fiery, metal-y art forms.
Crockett, California

Wreckage of the S.S. Garden City

The remains of a deserted steamboat sit rusting beside an old ferry pier and an abandoned train platform.
Los Altos, California

The Apple Garage

The garage at the childhood home of Steve Jobs was a hangout for the founders of Apple, even if they never built computers there.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Sacramento, California

Vic's Ice Cream Parlor

At this 1940s-era neighborhood favorite, you can still drink a cherry phosphate.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Pitch

The best place in the park to test out your throwing arm.
Pasadena, California

Planetary Society

Inspiring Earthlings to Boldly Go.
Los Angeles, California

Vineyard Station Trolley Tragedy

A lovely summer day by the sea becomes a nightmare.
Altadena, California

Cobb Estate

This California estate was either haunted by ghosts or the Marx brothers.
Pasadena, California

St. Andrew's Church Murals

The artwork that Italians felt California didn't deserve.
Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California

San Nicolas Island

A stranded woman lived alone on this remote island for 18 years, inspiring the great children's novel "Island of the Blue Dolphins."
San Francisco, California

Museum of the Eye

A free, public museum dedicated to the fascinating science of sight.
Sacramento, California

Spirit of Sacramento

Before it was abandoned and left to rust alongside the road, this riverboat starred in a John Wayne movie.
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Devil's Gate

An unfortunate geological resemblance to Satan has labeled this Pasadena gorge as a passage to the underworld.