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Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities. (CLOSED).
El Cerrito, California

Playland Not At the Beach

9,000 square feet of vintage and modern mechanical toys, dioramas & sideshow curiosities.
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Post Office's Abbot Kinney Mural

An homage to the man who built California's version of Venice.
Los Angeles, California

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood's oldest hotel is the site of the first Academy Awards, the birthplace of Marilyn Monroe's career, and the home of Montgomery Clift's ghost.
Richmond, California

Point Molate

Abandoned landscape once home to "the world's largest winery."
Berkeley, California

Cesar Chavez Park

A 90-acre park on former landfill that hosts an annual kite festival.
Mill Valley, California

Headlands Center for the Arts

Internationally-recognized arts center housed in a century-old former military barracks.
Jenner, California

Fort Ross

The southernmost outpost of the Russian Empire in colonial America.
Sebastopol, California

Patrick Amiot's Sonoma County Yard Art

Monumental sculptures of Patrick Amiot, constructed from debris, detritus, and determination.
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Berkeley, California

Sather Tower

The century old tower at UC Berkeley is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world, home to 61 bells and some fossils.
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
Oakland, California

The Crucible

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

Free Speech Monument

This subtle Berkeley paving stone actually marks off a lawless tube of air that extends into space.
Los Angeles, California

Highland Park Bowl

L.A.'s oldest operating bowling alley is a beautifully restored homage to its speakeasy days.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Richmond, California

Winehaven

Once the largest winery in the world, this castle-like building now sits abandoned on the San Pablo/San Francisco Bay shore.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Descanso Gardens

Hiding amid the largest camellia collection in the country lies a charming children's maze, donated by a secret admirer.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
Oakland, California

Cathedral of Christ the Light

A massive ultra-modern church presents a science-fiction view of Catholicism's inclusive future.
Rio Vista, California

Foster's Big Horn

Over 300 taxidermied animals in a Californian restaurant make for a taxidermist's dream and an animal lover's nightmare.
Los Angeles, California

Riverside Roundabout

An L.A. traffic island where the faces of locals have been carved into massive granite eggs.