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San Diego, California

Space Invaders

The classic Atari game's iconic aliens have invaded downtown San Diego.
32.7104, -117.1628
Ambassador College
Pasadena, California

Worldwide Church of God Historical Site

Mid-Century Modern Meets Millionaire’s Row.
34.1433, -118.1565
Wrigley Mansion grounds
Pasadena, California

Wrigley Mansion

Originally the home of chewing gum mogul William Wrigely Jr, it is now the offical offices of the Tournament of Roses.
34.1392, -118.1601
Fork in the Road. Get it?
Pasadena, California

Fork in the Road

A bigger-than-life pun that has become a beacon of altruism.
34.1316, -118.1549
Annex of Adolphus Busch
Pasadena, California

Pasadena's Busch Gardens

Southern California’s Theme Park Beginnings.
34.1272, -118.1643
Where the Parsonage once was, quiet condos with No Trespassing signs now sit
Pasadena, California

The Parsonage

The site of the house Jack Parsons made famous both in life and death.
34.1146, -118.1613
The Bissel House
South Pasadena, California

Bissell House

Victoriana on Orange Grove Avenue.
34.1238, -118.1584
Los Angeles, California

The Pasadena Veloway

A Bicycle Path in the Sky.
34.1075, -118.1857
Mural above altar at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Pasadena, California
Pasadena, California

St. Andrew's Church Murals

The artwork that Italians felt California didn't deserve.
34.1510, -118.1493
Bubble house designed by Wallace Neff
Pasadena, California

The Bubble House

An Airy Would-Be Solution to a Housing Shortage.
34.1268, -118.1416
Not your typical ride
South Pasadena, California

Cawston Ostrich Farm

Southern California Exotica.
34.1113, -118.1748
Jensen's Raymond Theatre
Pasadena, California

The Raymond Theater

From silent movie theater to rock &roll palace and beyond.
34.1480, -118.1489
Women's Museum of California, located at a decommissioned Naval training facility
San Diego, California

Women's Museum of California

This San Diego museum, housed in a former Navy training facility, is dedicated to preserving women’s historic achievements.
32.7390, -117.2127
Santee, California

Museum of Creation and Earth History

A Biblically-based Natural History Museum.
32.8452, -116.9596
Rancho Cañada de los Coches land grant plaque.
Lakeside, California

Rancho Cañada de los Coches

The smallest Mexican land grant in California was given, and then taken from, a 19th-century teacher and nurse.
32.8363, -116.9003
Women in law enforcement section
San Diego, California

Sheriff's Museum

It would be a crime to miss it.
32.7511, -117.1930
Zebulon, North Carolina

Mercury Cougar

A giant cat slowly prowls the parking lot of Zebulon's car dealerships.
35.8211, -78.3354
Cryptozoology & Paranomal Museum in Littleton.
Littleton, North Carolina

Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum

Bigfoot prints, Feejee mermaids, and haunted dolls on display in a tiny North Carolina town.
36.4271, -77.9136
Henderson, North Carolina

Giant Lady Legs of Henderson

The largest legs you'll ever see on a country road in North Carolina.
36.3008, -78.3997
William Jeffreys' stone grave.
Youngsville, North Carolina

Tomb of William Jeffreys

A young state senator's deathbed plea to be buried inside a rock resulted in this unusual grave site.
35.9636, -78.4044
Bell at Mission Santa Inez
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."
35.2850, -120.6608
The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

Housed in a memorial lighthouse, this museum relays the history of surfing, beginning with the antics of royal Hawaiian teenagers.
36.9514, -122.0267
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
The Top - Moro Rock at Sequoia National Park
Three Rivers, California

Moro Rock

400 granite steps were built into this massive rock by the National Park Service.
36.5442, -118.7652