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Glen Ellen, California

The Wolf House - Jack London State Park

The haunting ruins of Jack London's dream house.
Richmond, California

Richmond Shipyards

Where a staggering 747 ships were constructed during World War II.
El Cerrito, California

Playland Not At the Beach

9,000 square feet of vintage and modern mechanical toys, dioramas & sideshow curiosities.
Vacaville, California

Consolidated Rock & Minerals: The Rock Shop

A huge collection of rocks, gems, and crystals.
Winters, California

Sam Spade's Office

If you dial the number in this abandoned office window "Sam Spade’s" secretary will ask you to leave a message.
Napa, California

Monticello Dam Morning Glory Spillway

The largest drain hole in the world.
Calistoga, California

Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery

This historic California cemetery holds the bodies of veterans of both the Civil War and the Donner Party.
Calistoga, California

Calistoga Water Truck Sculpture

A sculpture dedicated to Napa Valley's oldest mineral water company.
Calistoga, California

Sharpsteen Museum

A veteran Disney animator turned his gift for storytelling to a museum devoted to his love of a California city.
Calistoga, California

Castello di Amorosa

California's own medieval Italian castle, authentic down to the 300-year-old iron maiden in the dungeon.
Sausalito, California

The Bay Model

A working model of the entire San Francisco Bay and much of the Sacramento River Delta, complete with regular tides that change every 14 minutes.
Belvedere Tiburon, California

Old St. Hilary's Chapel

One of the last remaining Carpenter Gothic churches is situated on a wildflower conservatory overlooking the bay.
Belvedere Tiburon, California

China Cabin

Social saloon from a scrapped trans-Pacific 19th century steamer.
Belvedere Tiburon, California

Lava House

An abandoned, unfinished mansion on grounds strewn with lava rocks.
Belvedere Tiburon, California

Lyford's Tower

Once the gateway to the utopian dream-village of a Civil War embalmer.
Sea Ranch, California

Sea Ranch Chapel

This whimsical seashell-shaped place of worship was designed to blend into its surroundings.
Healdsburg, California

Coyote

A huge work of Burning Man-inspired outsider art on the grounds of a California winery.
Healdsburg, California

Hand Fan Museum

This collection of hand fans doubles as a history of femininity.
Pope Valley, California

Litto's Hubcap Ranch

Wheels of chrome by the thousands adorn this California Historical Landmark.
San Rafael, California

420 Louis Pasteur Statue

Of all the origin stories for weed's secret code, this one likely has the goods.
San Anselmo, California

Imagination Park

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

Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

Centuries of biking history are nestled in the shadow of the birthplace of contemporary mountain biking.
Mill Valley, California

Mount Tamalpais Aircraft Crash Site

Law-protected wreckage serves as a peculiar memorial for an almost forgotten World War II tragedy.
Mill Valley, California

Nature Friends Tourist Club

Discover for yourself what Herb Caen referred to as "the best kept secret in the Bay Area."