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Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Solvang, California

OstrichLand USA

Get up close to emus and ostriches, or buy their tasty meat.
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's leading space science lab started by a co-founder with deep ties to the occult.
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Devil's Gate

An unfortunate geological resemblance to Satan has labeled this Pasadena gorge as a passage to the underworld.
Santa Barbara, California

Franceschi Park

The home of one of California's most important horticulturalists wilts amidst a lovely park.
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
Ventura, California

Ventura Oil Refinery

Rusty industrial city full of oxidized distillation towers.
Big Sur, California

The Henry Miller Memorial Library

It's not your typical library, memorial, or book store.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" once housed a creationist museum in its abdomen.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, this abandoned navy base becomes an off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Santa Maria, California

Betteravia Sugar Plant

Factory that once supported an entire company town of 350.
Santa Barbara, California

Lotusland

Acres of natural wonders left behind by a socialite-turned-gardener.