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Los Angeles, California

Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where Fettucine Alfredo made its United States debut.
34.1018, -118.3354
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
37.6501, -119.0740
Artist's Drive
Inyo County, California

Artist's Drive

Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
36.3299, -116.8300
Cabazon Dinosaurs. Dinny the Dinosaur.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
The World's Largest Thermometer
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
35.2660, -116.0733
Borrego Springs, California

Galleta Meadows Estate

Metal Jurassic Park on the side of a California highway.
33.2877, -116.3755
A view from the blinds.
Calipatria, California

Salton Sea Duck Blinds

The sea once considered an ecological wasteland is now called "crown jewel of avian biodiversity" by scientists.
33.1207, -115.6957
The Walnut Canyon pueblos.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Walnut Canyon

Ancient pueblos built into the base of a natural canyon wall.
35.2078, -111.5172
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
34.8158, -109.8649
Diamondback Bridge
Tucson, Arizona

Diamondback Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
32.2212, -110.9613
Mel's hands and feet
Los Angeles, California

Mel Brooks Handprint

There are lots of hands and feet stamped in the cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but Mel left behind something extra.
34.1020, -118.3410
Oak of the Golden Dream
Santa Clarita, California

Oak of the Golden Dream

According to legend it was a nap taken under this tree that kicked off the California Gold Rush.
34.3774, -118.4701
Hidden Treasures
Topanga, California

Hidden Treasures

An unreal vintage shop that wears its dadaist influence on its zombie fish.
34.0896, -118.6026
Calabasas, California

Malibu Hindu Temple

A glittering South Asian anomaly in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb.
34.0954, -118.7092
Inside one of the unusual structures at Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village.
Simi Valley, California

Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village

An eccentric folk art landmark made out of discarded bottles by an inspired "grandma."
34.2795, -118.7046
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980's.
44.9706, -93.2890
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
44.5904, -104.7147
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
43.8368, -103.6244
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
43.7146, -98.0254
Idle Hour exterior.
Los Angeles, California

Idle Hour

The programmatic glory of LA's giant whiskey barrel building has become an upscale reminder of the city's kitschy roadside past.
34.1584, -118.3700
Warrenton, Oregon

The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

100-year-old shipwreck you can walk up to at low tide.
46.1784, -123.9810
Los Angeles, California

Nethercutt Collection and Museum

Rare collectibles from automated musical instruments to 250 unique automobiles.
34.3077, -118.4626