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Monrovia, California

The Aztec Hotel

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

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Chino Hills, California

Egyptian Building

A shockingly detailed small scale recreation of the temples of Abu Simbel.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Polé (Xcaret Archaeological Site)

One of Mexico's least-visited archaeological sites is tucked away inside a theme park.
Concord, New Hampshire

Haunted Margaritas

This location of a Mexican chain restaurant has a unique location: an old jail.
Los Angeles, California

Eagle Rock

The neighborhood of Eagle Rock is named after a gigantic boulder with a shadowy surprise.
Salinas, California

The Steinbeck House Restaurant

Eat a tasty meal in the house where John Steinbeck was born.
Arcadia, California

Denny's Windmill

A relic from a forgotten bakery chain still spins atop a diner.
Pasadena, California

Fork in the Road

A bigger-than-life pun that has become a beacon of altruism.
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.
Glendora, California

Rubel Castle

The most unique castle in all of Southern California, entirely constructed from repurposed materials.
Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee Stairs

Stairs often replace streets on the steep slopes of this old mining town.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Art-o-mat

These banned cigarette vending machines now sell little pieces of pocket-sized art.
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The simple auditorium that launched a pop icon's career into the stratosphere.
San Marino, California

Carnivorous Plants at the Huntington Gardens

Bug-devouring flora are the stars of a special wing of the glass conservatory.
Arcadia, California

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Arcadia is home to a haven for nature geeks and 80s TV lovers alike.
Long Beach, California

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
Simi Valley, California

Ronald Reagan’s Situation Room

The White House Situation Room was taken apart in 2006 and shipped to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Los Angeles, California

The Pasadena Veloway

A Bicycle Path in the Sky.
Pacific Grove, California

Point Pinos Lighthouse

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

Ghost Trees of Pescadero Point

Haunting and beautiful trees, doomed to die.