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Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Dramatic river bend surrounds a natural red-rocked pedestal.
36.8781, -111.5116
Luhur Uluwatu Temple
Kuta Selatan, Indonesia

Luhur Uluwatu Temple

This Balinese sea temple is thought to be guarded by the hundreds of monkeys that live around it.
-8.8292, 115.0871
View of the Pura Dalem temple
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
-8.5179, 115.2597
Abang, Indonesia

Tirta Gangaa Water Palace

Sacred waters rescued from the wrath of a volcano.
-8.3920, 115.6018
Goa Gajah
Sukawati, Indonesia

Goa Gajah

The name of this ancient Indonesian temple translates as "Elephant Cave" but it could be more accurately called "The Hellmouth."
-8.5234, 115.2864
Cabazon Dinosaurs. Dinny the Dinosaur.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
Super Chief
Pasadena, California

Luggage Room

Former 1954 Del Mar Train Station now serves signature cocktails and delightful culinary treats, and still operates as a Metro stop.
34.1408, -118.1485
Vroman's Storefront
Pasadena, California

Vroman's Bookstore

Colorado Boulevard’s historic bookstore, operating since the bustling city of Pasadena was merely some orange groves and a few ostrich farms.
34.1460, -118.1362
"The Star Factory
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Playhouse

"The Star Factory" cranked out Hollywood stars like nobody's business.
34.1450, -118.1370
Chicken Boy
Los Angeles, California

Chicken Boy

The so-called "Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles" is on a one mutant mission to keep LA weird.
34.1085, -118.1943
The training center today
Los Angeles, California

Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center

Opened as part of the New Deal, the training facility now features World War II-era structures and a pylon that once stood at the World Trade Center.
34.0691, -118.2430
The Endeavour docked in space
Los Angeles, California

Space Shuttle Endeavour

The final resting place of a space program monolith.
34.0154, -118.2863
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

This opulent hotel has been visited by Spider-Man, Charlie's Angels, and the Ghostbusters.
34.0498, -118.2539
Interior, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Los Angeles, California

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Crypt mausoleum in cathedral's basement contains relics of third century Roman martyr, Saint Vibiana.
34.0577, -118.2449
Los Angeles, California

Old Warner Bros. Theatre Inside Downtown Jewelry Exchange

The beautiful 1920 Pantages Theatre remains hidden just underneath the LA Downtown Jewelry Exchange.
34.0459, -118.2551
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
34.0509, -118.2498
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
34.0453, -118.2528
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic LA bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank -- both symbolic and chic.
34.0477, -118.2494
Los Angeles, California

Skeletons in the Closet

Gift shop offering toe tags and chalk body beach towels tucked into a coroner's office.
34.0485, -118.2088
Los Angeles, California

Linda Vista Hospital

A hospital closed seemingly in the middle of operations, leaving behind fodder for horror films and ghost hunters.
34.0382, -118.2172
Artillery
South El Monte, California

American Military Museum

A military vehicle collection, showcasing how war transportation advanced from horse drawn artillery to self propelled cannons.
34.0512, -118.0642
Victoria Beach's Pirate Tower
Laguna Beach, California

Victoria Beach's Pirate Tower

This strange seaside tower got its name from a wealthy eccentric who would hide coins among its stones.
33.5206, -117.7646
Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
Hayakawa, Japan

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan

The oldest hotel in the world has been operated by the same family for over 1,300 years, even catering to samurai.
35.5543, 138.3060