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San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
Redwood City, California

Pulgas Water Temple

A classically inspired temple in Redwood City.
Woodside, California

Djerassi Ranch

Successful artist residence program has filled this ranch with dozens of sculptures over the years.
Palo Alto, California

The Frenchman's Tower

This odd California folly seems like it was almost designed to accumulate urban legends.
Stanford, California

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

A sudden forest of traditional Papua New Guinean art works is hidden in a corner of Stanford University.
Palo Alto, California

Arizona Cactus Garden

A hidden world of exotic succulents and cacti.
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
Palo Alto, California

The Donkeys of Barron Park

The world's most famous donkey lives in this pen.
Palo Alto, California

Birthplace of Silicon Valley

A humble garage, world-famous for being the epicenter of a technology revolution.
Palo Alto, California

Nikola Tesla Statue

This small monument to the great inventor contains a time capsule and a Wi-Fi hotspot.