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Desert Hot Springs, California

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

The Hopi-style structure was built by the man who discovered Desert Hot Springs' famous mineral water.
Palm Springs, California

Lee R. Baxandall Bridge

The so-called "Bridge of Thighs" in Palm Springs allows nudists to discreetly cross the road.
Palm Desert, California

Smiler's Point

This simple highway curve has become a comedic pilgrimage site.
Indio, California

Dr. June McCarroll Monument

A monument to the frontier doctor who came up with the idea of delineating highways with a painted line.
La Quinta, California

Big Metal Roadrunner

A giant desert bird that once swung music fans at Coachella now has a home in a nearby traffic circle.
St. Louis, Missouri

World's Largest Amoco Sign

This titanic oil company sign is a reminder of the Americana boom of the 70's and also its commoditization.
Creve Coeur, Missouri

Saint Louis Abbey

Famous church recognized for both its unique design and disciplined monks that live according to the Benedictine discipline.
Indio, California

Shields Date Garden

A giant knight, sex education, date shakes, and Jesus coexist happily in this Coachella Valley desert oasis.
Ocotillo, California

Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs

A UFO scrapyard in the California desert.
Encinitas, California

Encinitas Boat Houses

These unusual houses look like giant boats that washed ashore on a residential street.
San Diego, California

El Campo Santo Cemetery

This historic graveyard was partially paved over to create a streetcar line.
San Diego, California

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

The world's largest outdoor organ is played weekly by one of just two civic organists in the U.S.
Baltimore, Maryland

Phoenix Shot Tower

Once America's tallest structure, now a Baltimore landmark.
Baltimore, Maryland

Vote Against Prohibition Sign

A faded sign from the 1920s remembers Baltimore's resistance toward banning alcohol.
Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. Trash Wheel

This bug-eyed water wheel uses the power of the Sun to clean up Baltimore Harbor.
Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

The trials and tribulations of marking Poe's grave.
Annapolis, Maryland

John Paul Jones' Crypt

Rediscovered after a century, the father of the American Navy was reinterred in something dredged up from Davy Jones' Locker.
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.
Escondido, California

Elfin Forest

This dark, quiet forest on the outskirts of San Diego is dense with rumor and lore.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Moreton Bay Fig Tree

One of the largest trees of its kind in California.
San Diego, California

PSA Flight 182 Crash Site

An inconspicuous suburban street corner is the site of San Diego's worst air disaster.
Beverly Hills, California

Union 76 Gas Station

The dramatic upward-curving roof is one of the most iconic examples of Googie architecture that still stands today.
Beverly Hills, California

Greystone Mansion

Stroll the grounds built by murder, suicide, and dirty oil money at one of Hollywood's most filmed mansions.
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.