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Sparks, Nevada

Last Chance Joe

The colossal cartoon man stands outside a Nevada museum.
Monroe, Washington

Wayside Chapel

The tiny church offers succor to travelers driving by, but only eight at a time.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Seattle, Washington

Orient Express Restaurant

This quirky Seattle joint serves food inside an old train car once used by FDR.
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth's Bavarian Village

One small town in the Pacific Northwest transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist destination.
Port Townsend, Washington

Fort Worden Artillery Battery

An abandoned network of military bunkers and tunnels open for anyone willing to descend into the darkness.
Berkeley, California

Cesar Chavez Park

A 90-acre park on former landfill that hosts an annual kite festival.
Sacramento, California

Eagle Theatre

A replica of the first public theater built in California.
Redding, California

Sundial Bridge

This ultra-modern California span is actually a titanic solar clock in disguise.
Murphys, California

Mercer Caverns

A popular tourist cave with a dark past.
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

Calistoga Water Truck Sculpture

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

The Marconi Hotel

Built by the inventor of the radio, this abandoned hotel has housed early radio employees, military men, and a dangerous cult.
Inverness, California

KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station

An enchanting tunnel of cypress trees leads to an old morse code station still used today.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Boat

This abandoned boat was left in place thanks to its rotting beauty.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Vintage Carousel

This turn of the century masterpiece has a mysterious goaty interloper.
San Francisco, California

Mescaline Grove

A favorite haunt of dinosaur loving children and hallucinogen loving hippies alike.
Sonora, California

Mark Twain's Cabin

Where the writer penned his famous story about a jumping frog.
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
Yosemite National Park, California

Indian Village of the Ahwahnee

A glimpse into the lives of the the Miwok and Paiute people in Yosemite National Park.
Bodega Bay, California

Children's Bell Tower

A poignant memorial to a young boy whose death spurred a dramatic increase in organ donations in Italy—dubbed the "Nicholas Effect."
Duncans Mills, California

Mammoth Rubbing Rocks

Massive prehistoric mammals used these stones as oversized scratching posts.
Jenner, California

Fort Ross

The southernmost outpost of the Russian Empire in colonial America.