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Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture.
West Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

The high point on the 16th president's eponymous roadway is marked by a massive version of his head.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
Eureka, California

The Carson Mansion

Commonly referred to as the most photographed Victorian home in the United States.
Monroe, Utah

Mystic Hot Springs

One man has installed bathtubs into the Utah desert floor to harness the powers of a natural hot spring.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu's London Bridge

This immigrant bridge once spanned the Thames but is now a fixture of an Arizona city.
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum.
Nevada City, California

Malakoff Diggins

The beauty and the beast of hydraulic mining is on full display at this California Historic State Park.
Grass Valley, California

Del Oro Theatre

A fine mixture of the old and the new topped with an art deco neon spire.
Grass Valley, California

Empire Mine State Park

The Empire Mine is "one of the oldest, largest, deepest, longest and richest gold mines in California."
Los Angeles, California

Underground Tunnels of Los Angeles

During prohibition, corrupt city officials ran drinking dens under the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.
Arcadia, California

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Arcadia is home to a haven for nature geeks and 80s TV lovers alike.
Pasadena, California

The Gamble House

A stellar example of Art & Crafts architecture, and a movie set to boot.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens

The L.A. Zoo has a secret garden of rare bootleg cycads, a palm specimen dating back 280 million years.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

This incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
Inyo, California

Scotty's Castle

Abandoned Jazz Age Dream Home and Con Man's Hide-Out in Death Valley Desert.
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.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Mountain View, California

Computer History Museum

From the Difference Engine to the Cray-1, all under one roof.