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Smiling blue whale of Catoosa
Catoosa, Oklahoma

Blue Whale of Catoosa

Nature's biggest mammal swims in landlocked Oklahoma.
36.1939, -95.7329
Los Feliz murder mansion
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.
34.1157, -118.2934
Artist's Drive
Inyo County, California

Artist's Drive

Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
36.3299, -116.8300
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum.
32.7313, -117.1487
Zoro (Butterfly) Garden today
San Diego, California

Zoro Garden

Swarms of butterflies cannot compare to the awe inspired by the publicly-funded nakedness once displayed in this sunken garden.
32.7311, -117.1478
Looking towards the Eastern side of the bridge
San Diego, California

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

An inconspicuous charming footbridge beloved by San Diego locals.
32.7387, -117.1654
San Diego, California

Lucha Libre Tacos

Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) Themed Taco Shop.
32.7434, -117.1816
The Whaley House, which served as a county courthouse and theater, is open to the public all year. (Alyx Sariol/Atlas Obscura)
San Diego, California

Whaley House

San Diego's most historic and haunted home.
32.7525, -117.1945
Inyo, California

Amargosa Opera House

Marta Becket's hand-painted theater in the desert.
36.3014, -116.4144
Hollyhock House
Los Angeles, California

Barnsdall Art Park

This historic LA park offers magnificent views and one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces.
34.1015, -118.2943
Attendees at the LABC.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Breakfast Club

Friendships have been forged over ham and eggs every Wednesday morning for nearly a century.
34.1140, -118.2686
The drooling bastard of the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood.
Los Angeles, California

The Tonga Hut

Though tiki culture has gone in and out of fashion, the Tonga Hut has always been flying the flag in Los Angeles.
34.1864, -118.4122
The Chandelier Tree.
Los Angeles, California

Chandelier Tree

Dozens of lights dangle from the branches of what may be the brightest tree in Los Angeles.
34.1069, -118.2676
Idle Hour exterior.
Los Angeles, California

Idle Hour

The programmatic glory of LA's giant whiskey barrel building has become an upscale reminder of the city's kitschy roadside past.
34.1584, -118.3700
The Los Angeles style landscaping contrasts the fairy tale architecture.
Los Angeles, California

Snow White Cottages

Magical-looking cottages that inspired one of the most famous animated films ever.
34.1085, -118.2738
Zombies
Los Angeles, California

Screen Novelties

This LA animation studio is keeping the wonder of stop motion puppetry alive.
34.0683, -118.2628
The library
Los Angeles, California

Philosophical Research Society

A library of rare occult books in Los Angeles.
34.1136, -118.2774
Echo Park Time Travel Mart.
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.
34.0768, -118.2593
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Sip & Ship

Offering an enjoyable alternative to the standard hellacious post office trip.
47.6688, -122.3812
Seattle, Washington

Bergen Place Park and Mural

A commemorative mural in this tiny Ballard park honors the neighborhood's rich Scandinavian ties, particularly with Seattle's Norwegian sister city Bergen.
47.6680, -122.3847
Ballard Carnegie Library, 2007, home to Carnegie's Restaurant
Seattle, Washington

Carnegie Public Library

Always a new use for this old building.
47.6689, -122.3834
Seattle, Washington

Salty Dog Pottery Studio

Artistic Oasis in Industrial Ballard.
47.6631, -122.3732
Seattle, Washington

Red Mill Totem House

Keeping Ballard's heritage alive with delicious, lightly battered Alaskan wild cod.
47.6678, -122.3981
Egan's giant neon saxophone.
Seattle, Washington

Egan's Ballard Jam House

This jazz venue welcomes performers nightly and students daily.
47.6686, -122.3793