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Tehachapi Wind Farm
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
35.1681, -118.4737
The Endeavour docked in space
Los Angeles, California

Space Shuttle Endeavour

The final resting place of a space program monolith.
34.0154, -118.2863
Amboy Crater
San Bernardino County, California

Amboy Crater

This dormant volcanic crater has been converted from a roiling pit of magma to a pleasant hiking spot.
34.5447, -115.7903
Building near the railway
Ludlow, California

Ludlow

One of the ghostly stops along Route 66.
34.7211, -116.1600
Route 66
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
34.5578, -115.7444
Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of The Desert" is now a haunting ruin acting as a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
34.9482, -116.6875
A place to sit and admire the sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
33.2987, -115.9561
Bombay Beach, California. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
33.3506, -115.7296
No less frightful for being fake.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
Near Lake Arrowhead, California

SkyPark at Santa's Village

The first franchised theme park in the world became a ghost town and is now a beautifully restored village and adventure park.
34.2327, -117.1694
A waterfall in Black Star Canyon.
Silverado, California

Black Star Canyon

The site of murders and Satanic cult gatherings.
33.7882, -117.6607
Palos Verdes Estates, California

The Dominator Shipwreck

Remains of a Greek freighter trapped off of Rocky Point in 1961.
33.7751, -118.4251
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Point Vicente Lighthouse

A "haunted" landmark on the coast of Southern California.
33.7441, -118.4093
On a sunny day, the chapel looks positively fairytale-esque
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Wayfarers Chapel

Swedenborgian glass church surrounded by redwoods and perched atop a massive landslide area.
33.7432, -118.3775
Los Angeles, California

Sunken City

A jumble of foundations, streets, and streetcar tracks inhabit the cliff where a landslide occurred in 1929.
33.7058, -118.2889
Los Angeles, California

Fort Macarthur Museum

An historic fort commemorating the United States' naval history.
33.7097, -118.2938