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Hills Bros. Coffee Sculpture
San Francisco, California

Hills Bros. Coffee Sculpture

A classic advertising icon immortalized in regal bronze.
37.7895, -122.3890
Niantic converted to a hotel
San Francisco, California

Site of the Niantic

Gold Rush ship-turned-hotel buried underneath San Francisco's financial district.
37.7949, -122.4017
World Famous Giant Shoe Museum
Seattle, Washington

World Famous Giant Shoe Museum

An old-timey peepshow allows visitors to gawk at some of the world's most freakishly large footwear.
47.6084, -122.3414
Inside the Clubhouse
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Model Yacht Club

Home to one of the world’s largest collections of model yachts.
37.7710, -122.4945
The gym
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
33.9854, -118.4727
San Francisco, California

Stern of the Niantic

The only visible piece of San Francisco's most famous shipwreck.
37.8064, -122.4240
Olympic Black Power Statue
San Jose, California

Olympic Black Power Statue

A statue commemorating Tommie Smith and John Carlos' brave protest at the 1968 Olympics, a watershed moment for civil rights.
37.3355, -121.8826
Paul Revere House from the street
Boston, Massachusetts

The Paul Revere House

Oldest house in downtown Boston was once the home of Paul Revere.
42.3638, -71.0537
Coming off the line.
New Iberia, Louisiana

Avery Island Tabasco Museum and Factory

For 150 years one family has been producing the iconic hot sauce on a bayou island made of salt.
29.8930, -91.9068
Historic Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft Carriers of Navy Pier

Chicago's Navy Pier on Lake Michigan was a training hub for aircraft carrier pilots during WWII.
41.8916, -87.6079
Aerial view of the Rockies, Plaines and Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Great Train Story Diorama

This $3 million model train takes you through Chicago, Seattle, and the thousands of miles in between.
41.7910, -87.5829
Wooded Island in 1893
Chicago, Illinois

The World's Columbian Exhibition of 1893

What's left of the ruins of the 1893 Columbian Exhibition, or World's Fair, also known as the White City.
41.7799, -87.5806
Santa Clara, California

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace

One of the largest Marian shrines on the West Coast stands rather unexpectedly in Silicon Valley.
37.3892, -121.9777
Sutter Buttes with the Sierra Nevada in the distance
Sutter, California

Sutter Buttes

Rising out of miles of farmland, these buttes are sometimes called the world's smallest mountain range.
39.2057, -121.8147
Libby's Water Tower
Sunnyvale, California

Libby's Water Tower

A giant can of fruit cocktail is all that remains of what was once the world's largest cannery.
37.3827, -122.0355
Mark Twain's cabin.
Sonora, California

Mark Twain's Cabin

The place where Samuel Clemens first used his pen name, after writing a story about a jumping frog.
37.9993, -120.4769
San Francisco, California

Pier 22½ & the SFFD Fire Boats

Prone to disastrous fires, the city of San Francisco has the Guardian, a fireboat gifted by residents, to watch over them from the bay.
37.7903, -122.3887
San Francisco, California

Mile Rocks Light

A modest reminder of treacherous waters at the Golden Gate.
37.7928, -122.5104
Abandoned Fort Ord building.
Salinas, California

Fort Ord

Once America’s most beautiful army base, this abandoned military fort on the coast of Monterey Bay has been left to the elements.
36.6266, -121.6914
Original floor level
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.
38.5835, -121.5038
Eagle-Shawmut Mine
Jamestown, California

Eagle-Shawmut Mine

Hidden beneath a lake for decades, this brutalist mine has now emerged from beneath the receding waters.
37.8683, -120.4010
Vintage postcard showing Sweeney Observatory atop Strawberry Hill
San Francisco, California

Sweeney Observatory Site

Barely visible foundations remain where Stow Lake’s “observatory” once welcomed visitors.
37.7687, -122.4755
The salt ponds
Newark, California

Salt Ponds of San Francisco Bay

From the sky, a kaleidoscope of color brightens the grey landscape of the San Francisco Bay.
37.5194, -122.0321
William Randolph Hearst's private castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
35.6501, -121.1866