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San Francisco, California

Letterform Archive

A library and museum dedicated to typography.
San Francisco, California

Presidio Pet Cemetery

A monument to the love people have for their pets.
Landers, California

Giant Rock

A regular looking rock with an unbelievable history.
California

Eureka Dunes

The highest dunes in California are the most likely place in the area to hear the Singing Sands.
Los Angeles, California

Box Canyon

The quiet canyon has a tumultuous history involving a doomsday cult.
Topanga, California

Hidden Treasures

An unreal vintage shop that wears its dadaist influence on its zombie fish.
San Francisco, California

Three Gems

A hidden subterranean installation offers a view of the sky.
Santa Barbara, California

Lotusland

Acres of natural wonders left behind by a socialite-turned-gardener.
Los Angeles, California

Japanese Garden at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant

This traditional garden in the San Fernando Valley doubled for Star Fleet Academy, and is irrigated entirely by wastewater.
Bodfish, California

Remington Hot Springs

One of the last free public hot springs is decorated with hippie art.
San Francisco, California

Mission Dolores Cemetery

The oldest burial ground in the city, final resting place of city founders, Ohlone natives and murderers alike.
Bolinas, California

Alamere Falls

This rare example of a "tidefall" is a spectacular drop from the cliffs down onto the beach.
Los Angeles, California

Marilyn Monroe's Crypt

Her final resting place was intended to be modest and private, but the power of her popularity continues to draw visitors.
San Diego, California

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

An inconspicuous footbridge beloved by San Diego locals.
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice.
Los Angeles, California

Screen Novelties

This Los Angeles animation studio is keeping the wonder of stop motion puppetry alive.
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.
San Francisco, California

Peephole Cinema

A tiny theater hidden in an alley plays a constant stream of short silent films for anyone willing to peer through the peephole.