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Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

The hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot now functions as a museum dedicated to his life's work.
San Diego, California

El Campo Santo Cemetery

This historic graveyard was partially paved over to create a streetcar line.
Los Angeles, California

Gower Gulch

The mall's looks were inspired by the cowboy extras who used to meet up—and cause real trouble—at this Hollywood hub.
Niland, California

East Jesus

An off-grid art installation that encourages its visitors to imagine a world without waste.
Los Angeles, California

Korean Bell of Friendship

This symbol of peace is appropriately positioned overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Volcano, California

Black Chasm Cavern

Its dark depths conceal millions of rare, delicate crystal formations.
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Culver City, California

Holy Cross Cemetery

A bright California graveyard with a decidedly dark side.
Avalon, California

The Catalina Island Bison Herd

A herd of 150 bison live on California's Santa Catalina Island and are at the heart of an ongoing debate between environmental protection and economic expansion.
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

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

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

A sculpture of the famous photograph stands on San Diego's "Greatest Generation Walk."
Del Mar, California

Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary

This unique sanctuary invites you to interact with the beautiful birds.
Los Angeles, California

Ballerina Clown

A three-story, three-dimensional hobo clown in a tutu welcomes CVS shoppers.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Calistoga, California

Calistoga Petrified Forest

The fossilized remains of ancient California redwoods.
Glen Ellen, California

The Wolf House - Jack London State Park

The haunting ruins of Jack London's dream house.
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.
San Diego, California

Harper's Topiary Garden

A couple creates a magical topiary 'museum' on their average, suburban corner.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town that was once home to over 500 silver mines, Calico lasted only 12 years of boom before it all went bust.
Glendora, California

Rubel Castle

A giant castle of junk.
Los Angeles, California

Museum of Tolerance

A multimedia experience that chronicles the atrocities of racism.