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Fallbrook Pioneer Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Fallbrook, California

Fallbrook Pioneer Odd Fellows Cemetery

Famous and forgotten figures lie beneath the faded headstones and decaying planks of wood.
33.3692, -117.2575
Carlsbad, California

The Flower Fields

Stripes of flowers bloom each spring in a 50 acre rainbow of color.
33.1247, -117.3176
The Do Nothing Machine
Carlsbad, California

Craftsmanship Museum

This large collection of tiny things revels in the art of fine machinery well made.
33.1329, -117.2383
Carlsbad, California

Copper Creek Falls and Mine

The overgrown ruins of a once thriving World War I-era copper mine.
33.0813, -117.2081
The garden and Administration building (a/k/a Star Fleet Academy)
Los Angeles, California

Japanese Garden at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant

This traditional garden in the San Fernando Valley doubled for Star Fleet Academy, and is irrigated entirely by wastewater.
34.1828, -118.4809
Lancaster, California

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Each year these high desert hills are absolutely covered with poppy flowers in a surreal show of nature.
34.7349, -118.3959
Solar Two Power Tower
Daggett, California

Solar One and Solar Two

Decommissioned experimental solar facilities that pioneered solar energy technology.
34.8577, -116.8492
Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of The Desert" is now a haunting ruin acting as a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
34.9482, -116.6875
The World's Largest Thermometer
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
35.2660, -116.0733
Aliens welcome visitors to the jerky mothership
Baker, California

Alien Fresh Jerky

Finally the worlds of UFO enthusiasts and beef jerky lovers have come together in this roadside shop.
35.2687, -116.0706
Oak of the Golden Dream
Santa Clarita, California

Oak of the Golden Dream

According to legend it was a nap taken under this tree that kicked off the California Gold Rush.
34.3774, -118.4701
Flagstaff, Arizona

SP Crater

The cinder cone volcano with a less than complimentary name.
35.5822, -111.6319
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Tesla Monument

Niagara Falls holds a special place in Nikola Tesla's history, so they put a statue on it.
43.0816, -79.0784
Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Tesla Monument in New York

One of many reminders of Tesla's scientific contributions overlooks the falls which inspired him.
43.0820, -79.0712
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
42.6946, -74.4087
Pittsford, New York

Mushroom House of Rochester

Eclectic architecture in the woods of New York.
43.0478, -77.4746
Peebles, Ohio

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
39.0252, -83.4302
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
37.6501, -119.0740
Trona, California

Trona Pinnacles

One of the most unusual geological features, recognizable from a dozen hit movies.
35.6764, -117.3799
Tehachapi Wind Farm
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
35.1681, -118.4737
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
Anaheim, California

Brookhurst Community Park

A surreal, Gaudi-inspired play space near an Anaheim community center.
33.8415, -117.9619