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Dearborn, Michigan

Edison's Last Breath at the Henry Ford Museum

Housed in the Henry Ford museum is a test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's last breath.
Dearborn, Michigan

Dymaxion House

The only surviving prototype for Buckminster Fuller's house of the future.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
Ketchikan, Alaska

Potlatch Totem Park

One of two side-by-side totem pole parks dedicated to educating visitors on Tlingit history and culture.
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A "gravitational anomaly" located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.
Alameda, California

St. George Spirits

One of the best absinthe distilleries in the United States.
Alameda, California

Alameda Point Antique and Collectibles Fair

Antiques by the Bay.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in legends.
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
San Francisco, California

Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection

A walk-in working camera obscura produces 360-degree live images of the San Francisco coast.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
San Francisco, California

Labyrinth at Land’s End

A winding path built in secret on the edge of the continent.
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's urban bison herd has persisted in the face of extinction, development, and disease.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
San Francisco, California

Long Now Orrery

A modern mechanical planetary system, part of a 10,000 year clock.