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La Cañada Flintridge, California

Descanso Gardens

Hiding amid the largest camellia collection in the country lies a charming children's maze, donated by a secret admirer.
34.2044, -118.2130
The Statue "Unconditional Surrender" in front of the USS Midway
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

A sculpture of the famous photograph stands on San Diego's "Greatest Generation Walk."
32.7129, -117.1753
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
Los Angeles, California

Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel

A carousel trades in its classic horses and calliope for endangered species, native flora and fauna, and a modern soundtrack.
34.1473, -118.2888
William Randolph Hearst's private castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
35.6501, -121.1866
The lamps shine along Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
34.0628, -118.3594
Bust of Marie Antoinette from Mary Poppins
Anaheim, California

Disneyland's Club 33

The hidden jewel of Disneyland: a members only playground for the Disney elite.
33.8118, -117.9195
Inside the Australian Garden at Lotusland.
Santa Barbara, California

Lotusland

Acres of natural wonders left behind by a socialite-turned-gardener.
34.4430, -119.6574
San Diego, California

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) Themed Taco Shop.
32.7434, -117.1816
The Endeavour docked in space
Los Angeles, California

Space Shuttle Endeavour

The final resting place of a space program monolith.
34.0154, -118.2863
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
Tufa tower on south shore of Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
38.0165, -119.0093
Gold Rush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel/restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
35.2660, -120.6737
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
34.1184, -118.3004
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
Duke of Wellington Statue
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
55.8601, -4.2520
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
Dunnottar on the cliff looking out on the North Sea
Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle

The ruins of this gorgeous clifftop castle look like something from a fantasy novel.
56.9457, -2.1962
Anstruther, Scotland

Smuggler's Inn

Stay in the one time home to one of Scotland's most notorious gentleman's sex clubs.
56.2232, -2.7021
Scotland

Scotland's Secret Bunker

A nuclear bunker built to shelter the politicians and important people of Scotland in case of nuclear attack.
56.2736, -2.7127
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv Monastery of the Caves and Microminiature Museum

This 1000 year old relic-filled cave monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site also hosts an amazing micro-miniature museum.
50.4342, 30.5592
Communist symbols mingle with religious icons
Tiraspol, Moldova

Transnistria

A forgotten remnant of the Soviet Union, Transnistria is an unrecognized country hidden behind a heavily militarized border between Moldova and Ukraine.
46.8452, 29.6331
The front gate to the missile base.
Yermolaivka, Ukraine

Museum of Strategic Missile Troops

Last remaining nuclear missile base in Ukraine.
48.1697, 30.6949