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Sacramento, California

Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The capitol city's oldest existing cemetery.
38.5621, -121.5012
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
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
A glowing millipede.
Three Rivers, California

Glowing Millipedes of Sequoia National Park

These millipedes glow not out of attraction but as a not-too-subtle warning.
36.4904, -118.8249
Labyrinth at the Albany Bulb
Albany, California

Albany Bulb

An "anarchical" no man's land, complete with garbage sculptures and a hobo-run "Landfillian Library."
37.8884, -122.3258
Original floor level
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.
38.5835, -121.5038
The High Roller
Las Vegas, Nevada

High Roller

The world's tallest ferris wheel takes visitors high above Las Vegas in a spinning party room.
36.1177, -115.1728
Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas.
36.1770, -115.1353
Hot Creek Geological Site
Mono County, California

Hot Creek Geological Site

This naturally heated mountainous creek has created a group of neon blue pools of potentially deadly boiling water.
37.6734, -118.8119
No Trespassing. Ever.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
37.2767, -115.7989
The Winchester Mystery House.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
37.3189, -121.9506
USS Iowa - now relocated to LA
Benicia, California

Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet

The rusting remains of the largest assembled WWII fleet on the West Coast.
38.0733, -122.0971
Vallejo, California

Mare Island

The former Naval shipyard is open for exploring - mostly.
38.0947, -122.2821
Nike Missile Site SF-51
Pacifica, California

Nike Missile Site SF-51

Another of California's unused Cold War missile defense complexes has become a graffiti gallery.
37.6117, -122.4586
Richmond Shipyards.
Richmond, California

Richmond Shipyards

Where a staggering 747 ships were constructed during World War II.
37.9058, -122.3652
All that remians of the great Fleishhacker Pool
San Francisco, California

Fleishhacker Pool Ruins

Forgotten and then destroyed by fire, this was once one of the largest saltwater swimming pools in the world.
37.7332, -122.5058
(Headlands Center for the Arts)
Mill Valley, California

Headlands Center for the Arts

Internationally-recognized arts center housed in a century-old former military barracks.
37.8235, -122.5293
The Gjoa Monument as it appears today.
San Francisco, California

Gjoa Monument

Standing in for the first ship to navigate the Northwest Passage.
37.7695, -122.5102
The Wreck of the King Philip
San Francisco, California

The Wreck of the King Philip

This partially buried wreck is one of the most complete of its kind but is only revealed when the sea allows.
37.7594, -122.5108
San Francisco, California

Mile Rocks Light

A modest reminder of treacherous waters at the Golden Gate.
37.7928, -122.5104
San Francisco, California

Cayuga Park

Amazing meticulous gardens of personal wood carvings, Hydrangea, Canna, and many other flowers.
37.7139, -122.4505
Vintage postcard showing the Portals of the Past
San Francisco, California

Portals of the Past

The remains of a ruined mansion memorialize the 1906 earthquake.
37.7708, -122.4825
San Francisco, California

Prayer Book Cross

A monumental cross hides in the trees in Golden Gate Park.
37.7717, -122.4784
Vintage postcard showing Sweeney Observatory atop Strawberry Hill
San Francisco, California

Sweeney Observatory Site

Barely visible foundations remain where Stow Lake’s “observatory” once welcomed visitors.
37.7687, -122.4755