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Ushuaia's Time Capsule + instructions
Ushuaia, Argentina

The Time Capsule of Ushuaia

This plaza at the end of the world teems with monumental tributes to a problematic history, and laser discs.
-54.8074, -68.3037
The Westin St. Francis Hotel. (Wikimedia Commons)
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
37.7877, -122.4086
Aerial view of Farallon Island. (Wikimedia Commons)
San Francisco, California

Farallon Islands

Nuclear waste dump site now an environmental sanctuary.
37.7388, -123.0536
Spreckels Mansion. (Creative Commons)
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Mansion

27-room home built with the fortune of a sugar magnate.
37.7927, -122.4275
The gigantic Murphy Windmill
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
37.7650, -122.5087
The mysterious Dentzel goat
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Vintage Carousel

This turn of the century masterpiece has a mysterious goaty interloper.
37.7679, -122.4580
San Francisco, California

Beach Chalet WPA Murals

Depicting scenes of everyday life - and specific individuals - in Great Depression era San Francisco.
37.7694, -122.5103
Japanese Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
37.7702, -122.4702
Due to changing hands and responsibilities throughout the years, the lighthouse has fallen into disrepair.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do.
37.1822, -122.3943
Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities. (CLOSED).
37.8910, -122.2854
Monterey's Moon Tree
Monterey, California

Monterey's Moon Tree

A tree grown from astronaut seeds which were exposed to cosmic rays.
36.5979, -121.8969
The gates a few years before the base closed.
Alameda, California

Naval Air Station Alameda

A decommissioned Naval base now rents itself out for people who want to blow stuff up.
37.7824, -122.2978
People always put fresh flowers in Doc's hand.
Monterey, California

Doc Ricketts Memorial

Fake rail crossings mark the site of an influential doctor's demise.
36.6124, -121.8986
Sergeant Stubby at the Smithsonian
Washington, D.C.

Sergeant Stubby

The most decorated dog of WWI is preserved in the Smithsonian for his heroism.
38.8913, -77.0296
Palomar Mountain, California

Palomar Observatory

A world-class observatory in the California desert.
33.3566, -116.8649
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
37.7879, -122.4033
Yosemite National Park, California

Indian Village of the Ahwahnee

A glimpse into the lives of the the Miwok and Paiute people in Yosemite National Park.
37.7486, -119.5881
Main entrance to the Exploratorium at Pier 15
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
37.8017, -122.3973
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
37.8076, -122.4262
Daly City, California

Colma Necropolis

A vast city of the dead, where the deceased outnumber the living by more than a million.
37.6811, -122.4668
The walkway to the right leads between the buildings to the lab's "back yard"
Monterey, California

Doc Ricketts' Lab

Steinbeck's old stomping grounds, immortalized in Cannery Row.
36.6172, -121.9011
Pescadero, California

Elephant Seals of Año Nuevo State Park

Once close to extinction, there is no shortage of elephant seals on the beaches of Año Nuevo State Park.
37.1430, -122.3400
All that remians of the great Fleishhacker Pool
San Francisco, California

Fleishhacker Pool Ruins

Forgotten and then destroyed by fire, this was once one of the largest saltwater swimming pools in the world.
37.7332, -122.5058