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Salt Lake City, Utah

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

A hidden garden of stones engraved with scriptures, a Joseph Smith Sphinx, all carved by one man.
Rochester, New York

The George Eastman Museum

The home, museum, and death site of Kodak's influential founder.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

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

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Del Monte Forest, California

Ghost Trees of Pescadero Point

Haunting and beautiful trees, doomed to die.
Inyo, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

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

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Hesperia, California

Summit Inn Restaurant

The last Americana on Route 66.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture.
Garden Grove, California

Crystal Cathedral

Megachurch comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
Anaheim, California

Disneyland's Club 33

The hidden jewel of Disneyland: a members only playground for the Disney elite.
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Point Vicente Lighthouse

A "haunted" landmark on the coast of Southern California.
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Wayfarers Chapel

Swedenborgian glass church surrounded by redwoods and perched atop a massive landslide area.
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.
Carson, California

International Printing Museum

One of the best collections of antique printing machinery in the world.