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Los Angeles, California

High Tower Elevator

Instead of hoofing it up steep stairs, residents can hitch a ride on this private lift.
Los Angeles, California

Fort Macarthur Museum

An historic fort commemorating the United States' naval history.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
Los Angeles, California

The LAPD Kōban

Common all over Japan, kōbans are small community police boxes, and now one is guarding one of L.A.’s megamalls.
Oakland, California

Cathedral of Christ the Light

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

Cobb Estate

This California estate was either haunted by ghosts or the Marx brothers.
Oakland, California

Cleveland Cascade

A restored 1920s cascade stairway provides one of the best views of Oakland's Lake Merritt.
Pasadena, California

Wrigley Mansion

Originally the home of chewing gum mogul William Wrigely Jr, it is now the official offices of the Tournament of Roses.
Los Angeles, California

Galápagos Tortoise Skeleton

This rare tortoise skeleton has been hanging around the downtown Los Angeles museum for over a century.
Pasadena, California

St. Andrew's Church Murals

The artwork that Italians felt California didn't deserve.
Pacific Grove, California

Point Pinos Lighthouse

The oldest lighthouse on America's west coast no longer needs keepers, yet they maintain the site anyhow.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena's Busch Gardens

Southern California’s Theme Park Beginnings.
Oakland, California

Gnomes of Lake Merritt

This mysterious series of teeny guerrilla installations sheds a whimsical light on street art in Oakland.
Walnut Creek, California

The Eye of Diablo

This mountaintop beacon is only lit once a year but shines like some kind of all-seeing eye.
Irvine, California

Orange Balloon

One of the largest helium balloons in the U.S. is a 112-foot ginormous orange.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

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

Trees of Mystery

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

Tustin Blimp Hangars

These enormous World War II relics are some of the largest wooden structures in the world.
Redwood City, California

Pulgas Water Temple

A classically inspired temple in Redwood City.
Pasadena, California

Hale Solar Laboratory

Suburban observatory was personal lab of the father of modern astrophysics.
Inyo, California

Amargosa Opera House

Marta Becket's hand-painted theater in the desert.