Kevin OKeeffe's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Los Gatos, California

Mt. Umunhum Cube

An ominous concrete cube cuts a dystopian silhouette atop this California mountain.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
San Francisco, California

Long Now Orrery

A modern mechanical planetary system, part of a 10,000 year clock.
San Jose, California

Peralta Adobe

The oldest house in the capital of Silicon Valley.
Palo Alto, California

The Frenchman's Tower

This odd California folly seems like it was almost designed to accumulate urban legends.
San Jose, California

Site of the World's First Radio Broadcasting Station

Three plaques mark the spot where the "forgotten father of broadcasting" worked.
San Jose, California

Mark's Hot Dogs

For roadside fast food, pull over at the giant orange.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Mitchell, South Dakota

Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle Center

A museum, walk-through diorama, and library nestled under one castle-like roof.
Wicklow, Ireland

The Round Tower of Glendalough

This ancient Irish tower could easily have stood in for Rapunzel's prison.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
San Jose, California

Lupe the Mammoth

A life-sized mammoth sculpture marks the spot where the remains of a Columbian mammoth were discovered in 2005.
Merced, California

George Hicks Fancher Monument

The huge granite obelisk that towers over a small California town.
Virginia City, Nevada

Piper's Opera House

Back in the day everyone who was anyone played this historic western theater.
Virginia City, Nevada

Ponderosa Saloon

Beneath a Virginia City bar is the entrance to an abandoned gold mine.
Chamberlain, South Dakota

Dignity of Earth and Sky

A striking sculpture honoring the women of the Lakota and Dakota Nations.
San Jose, California

Quetzalcóatl Sculpture

It is locally loved and ridiculed for literally looking like poop.
Santa Clara, California

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace

One of the largest Marian shrines on the West Coast stands rather unexpectedly in Silicon Valley.
Kimball, South Dakota

South Dakota Tractor Museum

An impressive collection of farm equipment and other artifacts from life on the prairie.
Oakland, California

Kaiser Convention Center

An abandoned convention space that has been left to the homeless and the radical.
San Jose, California

Olympic Black Power Statue

A statue commemorating Tommie Smith and John Carlos' brave protest at the 1968 Olympics, a watershed moment for civil rights.
Aptos, California

SS Palo Alto

This concrete ship has had four careers - World War I tanker, floating amusement park, fishing pier, and artificial reef.
Dublin, Ireland

The Proclamation Sculpture

A particularly disconcerting tribute to Irish martyrs.
Dublin, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol

One of Ireland's most infamous prisons for rebels including men, women and children.