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Los Angeles, California

High Tower Elevator

Instead of hoofing it up steep stairs, residents can hitch a ride on this private lift.
Alameda, California

USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

After serving in World War II and picking up Apollo astronauts, this aircraft carrier has been turned into a museum overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Los Angeles, California

Giant Scissors

Giant scissors seemingly stabbed into the side of a hair salon leave no question about the vocation of the owners.
Los Angeles, California

My Brother's Bar-B-Q Cow

A cow in the road might subvert the flow of traffic but this one's above it all, quite literally.
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
Los Angeles, California

Cardiff Tower

This "synagogue" is not what it seems to be.
Long Beach, California

The Skinniest House in America

The 10-foot-wide Long Beach home was built on a dare.
Pacific Grove, California

Monarch Grove Sanctuary

Every year, over 25,000 monarchs overwinter in Pacific Grove.
Inglewood, California

Randy's Donuts

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

The Music Box Steps

The site of a classic series of Laurel and Hardy pratfalls.
San Francisco, California

Church of 8 Wheels

This 19th-century church is now a popular roller rink.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town—occupied for only 12 years—was once home to more than 500 silver mines.
Los Angeles, California

Museum of Tolerance

A multimedia experience that chronicles the atrocities of racism.
Los Angeles, California

Binoculars Building

In a city filled with Frank Gehry buildings, one stands out as one of the architect's weirder works.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Tower Apartments

This glamorous old building is said to have inspired the Tower of Terror.
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Los Angeles, California

The Magic Castle

The private clubhouse for the members of the Academy of Magical Arts.
Los Angeles, California

Los Feliz Murder Mansion

Left untouched since a double murder-suicide in the 1960s, Los Feliz murder mansion remains a neighborhood mystery.
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere.