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Rockville, Utah

Grafton Ghost Town

Settled by Mormons in 1859, this abandoned frontier town appears in several films including "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
Big Bear Lake, California

Planetarium, Projector, and Science Museum

In the days before HD projectors and IMAX, some of the most powerful projectors belonged to planetariums.
Chino, California

Chino Planes of Fame Air Museum

A museum dedicated to restoring vintage aircraft, located at a working airport.
Springdale, Utah

The Narrows

The hike through a narrow river flanked by the 2,000-foot-tall walls of Zion Canyon is one of the best in the world.
Denver, Colorado

Fifty-Two 80's

This modern antique shop is a museum for 80s Saturday morning cartoon culture.
Denver, Colorado

Cheesman Park

A downtown park built on top of unclaimed graves.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
San Francisco, California

House of Air

Inside an old airplane hangar, friends and strangers alike play on a massive trampoline.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Vintage Carousel

This turn of the century masterpiece has a mysterious goaty interloper.
San Francisco, California

Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze

A psychedelic labyrinth on the San Francisco bay.
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The abandoned zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars.
San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

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

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Los Angeles, California

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Non-profit time travel mart sells goods you would need for a trip through the fourth dimension.
Riverside, California

Graffiti Waterfall

Mixing urban grit with natural beauty, this secluded waterfall has a little something for everyone.
Elko, Nevada

White King

The world's largest dead polar bear, immortalized by taxidermy and Hunter S. Thompson.
San Francisco, California

Long Now Orrery

A modern mechanical planetary system, part of a 10,000 year clock.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

River Country

Disney World's very first waterpark is now an abandoned ruin being reclaimed by the swamp.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
San Francisco, California

Winfield Street Slides

A pair of slides and a tree-lined stair corridor have been an urban oasis for nearly 40 years.
Los Angeles, California

Great Wall of Los Angeles

One of the world's longest murals depicts the history of diversity in Los Angeles.
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.
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."