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Washington, D.C.

Old Stone House

The oldest building in the District of Columbia was preserved because of a mistaken connection to George Washington.
Washington, D.C.

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the Moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

The site of the climactic scene from the classic horror film is now a historic landmark.
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
Government Camp, Oregon

Timberline Lodge

You might know it as the Overlook Hotel, but the inside is not going to be familiar.
Bend, Oregon

Lava River Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.
Buffalo, New York

Buffalo City Hall

The seat of Buffalo government is a gorgeous Art Deco palace.
Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Tesla Monument in New York

One of many reminders of Tesla's scientific contributions overlooks the falls which inspired him.
New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
Kensington, Maryland

Washington, D.C. Temple

The tallest The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in the world soars above the Beltway.
Los Angeles, California

Marciano Art Foundation

A long-vacant Scottish Rite temple in Hollywood has been converted into an art museum filled with Masonic relics.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith J. Griffith Statue

Although he donated over 3,000 acres to Los Angles, Griffith's life was marred by controversy.
Palm Springs, California

'The Babies'

Instead of faces, these sculptures have barcodes—statements on societal dehumanization.
Los Angeles, California

Eagle Rock

The neighborhood of Eagle Rock is named after a gigantic boulder with a shadowy surprise.
Los Angeles, California

'América Tropical'

One of Los Angeles's first murals once vibrantly depicted the dangers of United States imperialism.
Los Angeles, California

José de San Martín Bust

A forgotten tribute to a South American hero hidden in a cluster of traffic islands.
Beverly Hills, California

'Celluloid' Monument

A tribute to the movie stars who fought to keep Beverly Hills separate from Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, California

Lovell Health House

The first all glass and steel residence in the United States.
Arcadia, California

Denny's Windmill

A relic from a forgotten bakery chain still spins atop a diner.
Simi Valley, California

The Ronald Reagan Pub

Drink a Guinness under the wings of Reagan's retired Air Force One in his presidential library.
Los Angeles, California

Chase Mosaic Movie Montages

This Chase branch is an homage to Old Hollywood.
Simi Valley, California

Ronald Reagan’s Situation Room

The White House Situation Room was taken apart in 2006 and shipped to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.