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Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas.
36.1770, -115.1353
Las Vegas, Nevada

St. Valentine's Day Massacre Wall

The bullet-riddled wall from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, bloodstains enhanced for your viewing pleasure.
36.1730, -115.1413
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
36.1706, -115.1443
The Glorious Diorama
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
36.0155, -114.7474
San Bernardino, California

Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Healing Center

Former utopian healing center, created by a huckster and built by derelicts.
35.1431, -116.1042
Morro Rock
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
35.3695, -120.8675
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
34.0509, -118.2498
Cinespia cemetery screening at Hollywood Forever
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
34.0887, -118.3190
Portal of books.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic LA bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank -- both symbolic and chic.
34.0477, -118.2494
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
34.0083, -118.4978
Cajon Pass on Route 66 (Flickr/JoulesVintage)
Hesperia, California

Summit Inn Restaurant

The last Americana on Route 66.
34.4128, -117.3908
Oakland, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Oakland's beautiful monumental cemetery.
37.8340, -122.2393
Bushland, Texas

Floating Mesa

The top of a giant mesa, just outside of Amarillo, appears to float in the sky above.
35.2793, -102.0449
The original Saltair
Tooele, Utah

Saltair

This concert pavilion on the shore of the Great Salt Lake has been destroyed by fire, water, and disinterest but keeps coming back.
40.7471, -112.1882
Palomar Mountain, California

Palomar Observatory

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

Balmy Alley Murals

Stunning street art as political theater for the masses.
37.7508, -122.4123
San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass.
37.7596, -122.4214
Excavated, reconstructed 16th century cottage
Saint Fagans, Wales

St. Fagans National History Museum

Stroll through Welsh history in a village of reconstructed structures.
51.4869, -3.2726
Pasadena, California

The Castle Green

Where the rich wintered in Pasadena.
34.1439, -118.1491
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
33.9858, -118.4676
Santa Monica, California

California Heritage Museum

The diverse and sometimes odd cultural heritage of the Golden State is collected, examined, and displayed in this proud museum.
34.0021, -118.4837
The Memorial
Pasadena, California

Jackie and Mack Robinson Memorial

Pasadena’s Ground-Breaking Brothers.
34.1475, -118.1445
The sign. Simple.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66: End of the Trail

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
34.0094, -118.4973
The walls inside Chez Jay are covered in mementos  from Fiondella's adventures
Santa Monica, California

Chez Jay

A treasure hunter's tiny bar, harboring celebrities since 1959.
34.0104, -118.4934