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Inside Bob's Crystal Cave
Yucca Valley, California

Bob's Crystal Cave

A meditative space out of a fantasy story.
34.1256, -116.4166
Mecca, California

International Banana Museum

World's largest collection devoted to one fruit.
33.5212, -115.9354
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
The welcome sign
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, this abandoned navy base becomes an off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
33.2589, -115.4664
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love.
33.2542, -115.4727
Knapp’s Castle
Santa Barbara, California

Knapp’s Castle

The ruins of the castle that chemicals built.
34.5470, -119.8937
Fort Pickens
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
30.3297, -87.2925
Fort Livingston
Grand Isle, Louisiana

Fort Livingston

Pirates had to be ousted from the land where this now ruined Louisiana fortress was built.
29.2733, -89.9453
Guardians at the gate.
Chauvin, Louisiana

Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden

Religion and personal struggle gave birth to this collection of concrete angels.
29.4440, -90.5933
The estate lies in disrepair.
Santa Barbara, California

Franceschi Park

The home of one of California's most important horticulturalists wilts amidst a lovely park.
34.4405, -119.6941
The Luling Mansion.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Luling Mansion

Despite the ever pressing encroachment of urban sprawl this grand New Orleans manse still stands.
29.9826, -90.0862
Coco Palms Resort
Kapaa, Hawaii

Coco Palms Resort

Kaua'i's very first resort is now an abandoned relic.
22.0488, -159.3358
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.
19.4215, -155.9105
Ka Lae
Naalehu, Hawaii

Ka Lae

The southernmost point in the United States is a beautiful place to look at but a deadly place to wade in.
18.9124, -155.6802
Black Sand Beach
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
19.1358, -155.5049
'Akaka Falls
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
19.8531, -155.1565
The Canada France Hawaii Telescope.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is home to a dozen world-class observatories.
19.8244, -155.4733
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
Langwarrin, Australia

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park

For better or worse, this whimsical sculpture garden was a favorite place of Rupert Murdoch's.
-38.1463, 145.1773
Topanga, California

Great Wall of Topanga

You don't want to get caught in this trap--or do you?
34.1062, -118.5917
london-bridge-after collapse
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
-38.6490, 143.0640
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
-37.8075, 144.9650
The Maize Maze as seen from above.
Arthurs Seat, Australia

The Enchanted Maze Garden

Largest maize maze in the Southern hemisphere built with GPS technology on more than two acres.
-38.3595, 144.9526
The Vista del Arroyo Hotel
Pasadena, California

Vista del Arroyo Hotel

Pasadena glamour turned government issue.
34.1432, -118.1622