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Oatman, Arizona

Oatman

This once-booming Gold Rush town is now home to a herd of feral donkeys.
Los Angeles, California

Mt. Hollywood Tunnel

This nondescript tunnel has been featured in dozens of films and TV shows.
Anaheim, California

Jingles

The lead horse on a Disneyland merry-go-round that is older than the park itself.
San Luis Obispo, California

Motel Inn

The world's first motel is now an administrative building for an apple farm.
San Francisco, California

Church of 8 Wheels

This 19th-century church is now a popular roller rink.
Oakland, California

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

Dive bar built out of the remains of a whaling ship.
Alameda, California

Pacific Pinball Museum

Playable, historic pinball machines fill this Alameda museum.
San Francisco, California

The Old Ship Saloon

A Barbary Coast watering hole built into a Gold Rush shipwreck.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

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

Fashion Island Wind Chimes

These were the largest wind chimes in the world when artist Tom Van Sant created them for a California mall in 1967.
Portland, Oregon

Hollywood Theater

At this airport "microcinema," you can catch a film before you catch a flight.
Eugene, Oregon

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

A Victorian-style home known as the “Castle on the Hill.”
Redlands, California

Lincoln Memorial Shrine

The only museum and archive west of the Mississippi that is dedicated to the study of Abraham Lincoln.
Los Angeles, California

Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where fettuccine Alfredo made its United States debut.
Costa Mesa, California

California Scenario

A small sculpture garden that provides a microcosmic representation of California.
Portland, Oregon

Huber’s

The oldest restaurant in Portland serves fiery coffee cocktails and an astounding amount of turkey.
San Bernardino County, California

Amboy Crater

This dormant volcanic crater has been converted from a roiling pit of magma to a pleasant hiking spot.
Amboy, California

Guardian Lions of Route 66

A pair of large white marble lions guard this stretch of the Mojave Desert, and it is utterly mysterious how they got there.
Goffs, California

Goffs Schoolhouse Museum

Built as a schoolhouse in 1914, this Mission-style building has also served as a dancehall, a library, an Army canteen, and now a cultural museum.
Twentynine Palms, California

The Ruins of Ryan Ranch

The decaying adobe remains of an old homestead are just off the beaten path in Joshua Tree National Park.
Monrovia, California

The Aztec Hotel

This bizarre hotel on historic Route 66 has been plagued by rumors of crime and paranormal activity.
Portland, Oregon

Hollywood Theatre

This theatre and its amazing marquee harken back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Bakersfield, California

Last Woolworth's Lunch Counter

An antique store houses the last operational diner from the defunct department store chain.
Los Angeles, California

Ferndell Nature Museum

A common entry point to the Griffith Observatory trail holds its own wonders.