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Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
Los Angeles, California

Touch of Venice Mural

A black and white mural stands out from its psychedelic surroundings.
Los Angeles, California

International Chess Park

This well-traveled chess park offers scenic views of the pacific and a colorful, eclectic clientele.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

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

Ballerina Clown

A three-story, three-dimensional hobo clown in a tutu welcomes CVS shoppers.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach House

Two men, two visionaries of Venice Beach, one little hotel that smells like cookies.
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.
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Summum Pyramid

Pyramid home to an obscure religious group that practices modern mummification.
Beijing, China

Mansudae Art Studio Gallery

North Korea's massive art and propaganda factory now has an official gallery space in Beijing.
Beijing, China

798 Art District

This probably wasn't what Mao had in mind.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Seguin, Texas

World's Largest Pecan

The saga of the massive nut begins and ends in Texas.
West Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Japadog

Surprisingly Delicious Asian-Style Hot Dogs.
Herriman, Utah

Kennecott Utah Copper-Bingham Canyon Mine

Largest man-made excavation on earth!
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Café

Make your reservation to have coffee with some kitties.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
Winslow, Arizona

La Posada Hotel and Gardens

One of the final grand railway depot hotel complexes is slowly being restored to its former glory.
Winslow, Arizona

Jack Rabbit Trading Post

This Route 66 classic sports a giant fiberglass rabbit that you can ride.