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Klamath Falls, Oregon

Old Fort Road Gravity Hill

This strange hill on Old Fort Road where gravity works in reverse has been fascinating locals for years.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Yucca Valley, California

Desert Christ Park

On a barren hillside in the Yucca Valley, the recently restored Desert Christ Park has attracted pilgrims and kitsch hunters for over 50 years.
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

A music-filled, booze-soaked oasis in the desert.
Indio, California

Shields Date Garden

A giant knight, sex education, date shakes, and Jesus coexist happily in this Coachella Valley desert oasis.
Solvang, California

OstrichLand USA

Get up close to emus and ostriches, or buy their tasty meat.
Houston, Texas

The Orange Show

One man's homage to the orange as realized through a long-term folk art labor of love.
Vukovar, Croatia

Dudik Memorial Park

Built as an anti-fascist tribute, this surreal Yugoslav memorial became an unwelcome symbol after the Croatian war for independence.
Novo Selo Palanječko, Croatia

Monument to the Detachment in Brezovica Forest

A tower marking the spot where Yugoslavia began its resistance against the invading Nazis stands neglected, but not quite forgotten.
Jasenovac, Croatia

Stone Flower

Croatia's towering concrete blossom grows from the site of a World War II concentration camp.
Malinska, Croatia

Abandoned Haludovo Palace Hotel

This truly palatial work of Communist-era architecture now sits crumbling on a Croatian beach.
Malička, Croatia

Petrova Gora

This huge metal monument is slowly being stripped to its concrete skeleton.
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

A graceful natural rock formation stands astride the point where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean.
Los Angeles, California

Nethercutt Collection and Museum

Rare collectibles from automated musical instruments to 250 unique automobiles.
Los Angeles, California

Air Hollywood

No matter what it might seem like on film, most scenes filmed on a plane are filmed at this LA studio.
Santa Monica, California

Chez Jay

A treasure hunter's tiny bar, harboring celebrities since 1959.
Santa Monica, California

Jadis

Legendary prop shop filled with one man's collection of scientific curiosities.
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 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.