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Palo Alto, California

Nikola Tesla Statue

This small monument to the great inventor contains a time capsule and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Edwards Air Force Base, California

Edwards AFB Satellite Calibration Targets

These colossal desert barcodes have been fine-tuning spy satellites for decades.
South Pasadena, California

'Halloween' House

The famous blue house from the classic horror film "Halloween" is now a local landmark.
Los Angeles, California

Soap Plant / Wacko

An expansive book store, art gallery, and curio shop with wares ranging from tarot cards to novelty socks.
Los Angeles, California

Wells Fargo History Museum

Hidden in one of the skyscrapers on Bunker Hill, this museum features an 1895 stagecoach and peers into California’s gold-lined history.
Edwards Air Force Base, California

World's Largest Compass Rose

Etched into a dry lake bed, this massive directional indicator is accurate without magnets.
Vallejo, California

Mare Island Naval Cemetery

The oldest Naval cemetery on the West Coast.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Playhouse

"The Star Factory" cranked out Hollywood stars like nobody's business.
Oakland, California

Kaiser Convention Center

An abandoned convention space that has been left to the homeless and the radical.
Pasadena, California

Cheesewright Studios

This 1920s masterpiece of French Quarter architecture hides a secret tunnel used by Albert Einstein.
Niland, California

East Jesus

An off-grid art installation that encourages its visitors to imagine a world without waste.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach Poet's Monument

The words of the neighborhood's most famous poets adorn four concrete walls.
Rough and Ready, California

Rough and Ready

The first U.S. town to secede from the Union, only to vote themselves right back in.
Pasadena, California

The Parsonage

The site of the house Jack Parsons made famous both in life and death.
Glendale, California

Vintage Arcade Superstore

This childhood throwback has hundreds of arcade games and pinball machines to transport you back in time.
Huntington Beach, California

World's Largest Surfboard

This monster board rode a monster wave to break two world records.
East Los Angeles, California

Everything Is Terrible

This store is dedicated to unique found footage and the strangeness of pre-internet pop-culture.
South Pasadena, California

Bissell House

Victoriana on Orange Grove Avenue.
Lancaster, California

Antelope Valley Indian Museum

Built by one man in the '20s, this site is now a museum representing the Great Basin cultures.
San Anselmo, California

Imagination Park

George Lucas donated this park to honor the birthplace of his two biggest movie franchises.
Los Angeles, California

Nike Missile Control Site LA-96

A Cold War site complete with rusty structures, hiking trails, and beautiful views.
Los Angeles, California

Lady Liberty Building

A 50-foot tile mural mosaic for the 100-year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
Palo Alto, California

Stanford Mausoleum

Guarded by the Angel of Grief, the Stanford family tomb attracts an odd mix of halloween revelry and somber contemplation.