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Hacienda Heights, California

Gates of Hell Hacienda Heights

This mysterious and creepy location instills a strong sense of foreboding in all visitors.
Hacienda Heights, California

Hsi Lai Temple

An unexpected and peaceful oasis on a hillside.
Garden Grove, California

Christ Cathedral (Crystal Cathedral)

Megachurch turned Catholic church comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
Anaheim, California

Brookhurst Community Park

A surreal, Gaudi-inspired play space near an Anaheim community center.
Huntington Beach, California

Newland House Museum

The oldest home in Huntington Beach, the farmhouse is a monument to the region's pioneer past.
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture.
Huntington Beach, California

World's Largest Surfboard

This monster board rode a monster wave to break two world records.
Inglewood, California

Randy's Donuts

A giant donut stands as a popular symbol of Los Angeles iconography.
Huntington Beach, California

Don The Beachcomber

This midcentury LA bar was the birthplace of tiki culture.
Culver City, California

Holy Cross Cemetery

A bright California graveyard with a decidedly dark side.
Compton, California

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

This museum honors the first Spanish land grant in California which is still in the hands of the original owner's family.
Carson, California

Gnome Village

Gnomes have their very own bonsai-landscaped settlement on a university campus.
Carson, California

International Printing Museum

One of the best collections of antique printing machinery in the world.
Torrance, California

Torrance High School

One of California's oldest continually used high schools has an interesting history, both on and off screen.
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Point Vicente Lighthouse

A "haunted" landmark on the coast of Southern California.
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Wayfarers Chapel

Swedenborgian glass church surrounded by redwoods and perched atop a massive landslide area.
Los Angeles, California

Farmacia Y Botanica Million Dollar

Once a purveyor of Santeria supplies, religious products , and household sundries, now closed.
Los Angeles, California

Marciano Art Foundation

A long-vacant Scottish Rite temple in Hollywood has been converted into an art museum filled with Masonic relics.
Los Angeles, California

Chandelier Tree

Dozens of lights dangle from the branches of what may be the brightest tree in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, California

Rustic Canyon's Murphy Ranch

World War II-era Nazi compound nestled in the Santa Monica hills.
Los Angeles, California

Skeletons in the Closet

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

Griffith J. Griffith Statue

Although he donated over 3,000 acres to Los Angles, Griffith's life was marred by controversy.
Los Angeles, California

Eagle Rock

The neighborhood of Eagle Rock is named after a gigantic boulder with a shadowy surprise.
Los Angeles, California

Brady Bunch Home

The exterior of this home was used for the hit television show, The Brady Bunch.