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Davis, California

Bohart Museum of Entomology

This museum boasts the ninth-largest collection of insects in North America.
38.5354, -121.7527
Sacramento, California

Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The capitol city's oldest existing cemetery.
38.5621, -121.5012
The Alibi Clock
Vallejo, California

The Alibi Clock

The timepiece that exonerated a labor radical accused of a parade bombing that killed ten people.
38.1013, -122.2577
Grave of Concepción Argüello
Benicia, California

The grave of Concepción Argüello

The final resting place of a woman who never gave up on love.
38.0579, -122.1406
Dixon, California

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze

The corn maze so big you may want to pack a lunch, and possibly a flaregun.
38.4756, -121.8218
San Francisco, California

Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum

This vibrator museum honors dildo history.
37.7919, -122.4207
A statue of Mary stands in a grotto to the left of the church
Monterey, California

San Carlos Cathedral

The oldest continuously operating church in California.
36.5957, -121.8903
Point Sur Lighthouse
Monterey, California

Point Sur Lightstation

Life in this isolated, hilltop lighthouse was lonely, but it sure was lovely.
36.3063, -121.9016
Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
47.6081, -122.3403
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
47.6216, -122.3481
Color Picture of the 1940 collapse
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
47.2620, -122.5419
Comstock Cemeteries.
Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
39.3158, -119.6418
Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum
Reno, Nevada

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

The only surviving prototype of Buckminster Fuller's revolutionary car.
39.5253, -119.8094
Pyramid Lake
Reno, Nevada

Pyramid Lake

This Nevada lake holds not only its titular natural pyramid but if the legends are true, a number of baby ghosts as well.
40.0129, -119.5572
American Flats
Silver City, Nevada

American Flats

An abandoned cyanide mill is now a haunting magnet for graffiti and illegal parties.
39.2709, -119.6631
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

The world's tallest doric column is this Ohio monument to a naval victory in the War of 1812.
41.6529, -82.8130
San Jose, California

Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

A lock of Beethoven's hair and the remains of his skull are recent additions to this Center of Beethoven studies.
37.3358, -121.8861
One of the four mummies
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

An extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.
37.3340, -121.9226
Rosicrucian Park
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Park

The headquarters of a secretive order is also a beautifully-designed park.
37.3340, -121.9226
The San Francisco Cable Car Museum lives in a beautiful brick building on Masonic street.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
37.7945, -122.4114
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
37.8076, -122.4262
Dad and three juveniles on the PG&E building. Photo by brothergrimm on Flickr.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Peregrine Falcons

Recovered from the brink of extinction, at home in the Financial District.
37.7915, -122.3959
San Francisco, California

Pier 22½ & the SFFD Fire Boats

Prone to disastrous fires, the city of San Francisco has the Guardian, a fireboat gifted by residents, to watch over them from the bay.
37.7903, -122.3887