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Los Angeles, California

Idle Hour

The programmatic glory of LA's giant whiskey barrel building has become an upscale reminder of the city's kitschy roadside past.
Newport Beach, California

Bunnyhenge

Fourteen curious and controversial white bunnies sit in a circle near Newport Beach City Hall.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
San Bernardino County, California

Amboy Crater

This dormant volcanic crater has been converted from a roiling pit of magma to a pleasant hiking spot.
Baker, California

Alien Fresh Jerky

Finally the worlds of UFO enthusiasts and beef jerky lovers have come together in this roadside shop.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
Henderson, Nevada

Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden

Nevada's largest cactus collection stands outside a candy mogul's small factory.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Big Rig Jig

Temporary Burning Man sculpture made of two 18-wheelers.
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town that was once home to over 500 silver mines, Calico lasted only 12 years of boom before it all went bust.
Yermo, California

Peggy Sue's '50s Diner & Diner-Saur Park

Like a kitschy mirage in the Mojave, this eatery serves up classic 50s-style diner meals and a dinosaur sculpture garden.
Lucerne Valley, California

Jack O'Landia

This strangely vacant Western amusement seems to be an empty tribute to residents of Lucerne Valley.
Crestline, California

Heart Rock Falls

Carved by a waterfall in a hard-to-reach rock formation, this heart-shaped rock has inspired romantics for decades.
Yucca Mesa, California

Rhythms of Life

An artist's vision for connectivity spans seven continents and 16 countries.
Yucca Valley, California

Desert Christ Park

On a barren hillside in the Yucca Valley, the recently restored Desert Christ Park has attracted pilgrims and kitsch hunters for over 50 years.
Palm Springs, California

Volkswagen Spider Sculpture

This giant spider sculpture made from the iconic car is one giant visual pun.
Palm Springs, California

Lee R. Baxandall Bridge

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

The Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum

Explore 10 acres of environmental sculptures.
Joshua Tree, California

World Famous Crochet Museum

An old California photo stand has been turned into a shrine to the cozy art of crochet.
Joshua Tree, California

Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum

The quirky salon doubles as a retro museum run by the world's leading "hairstorian."
Los Angeles, California

Jim Morrison Mural

Legendary frontman of the Doors looms in this giant mural by famed Venice muralist, Rip Cronk.
Los Angeles, California

Peano's Faces of Venice Beach

The real faces of Venice beach captured on Romanesque columns.