Kyle Doerksen's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Mill Valley, California

Mount Tamalpais Aircraft Crash Site

Law-protected wreckage serves as a peculiar memorial for an almost forgotten World War II tragedy.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
Comuna Arefu, Romania

Prometheus Statue at Vidraru Dam

The ancient Greek Titan guards this massive dam holding a lightning bolt to symbolize electricity.
Sinaia, Romania

Peles Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This Romanian fairytale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
Oakland, California

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

Dive bar built out of the remains of a whaling ship.
Mountain View, California

Hangar One

One of the largest free-standing structures ever built, this dirigible hangar is now simply a giant skeleton.
Monterey, California

Casa del Oro

The first safe in this California town had to hold all the gold.
Monterey, California

Doc Ricketts Memorial

Fake rail crossings mark the site of an influential doctor's demise.
Pacific Grove, California

Kissing Rock

Two rocks in a perpetual kiss and one of "the most romantic spot in America."
Santa Cruz, California

Court of Mysteries

A strange house built only at night, with rumored mystic inspiration.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

Housed in a memorial lighthouse, this museum relays the history of surfing, beginning with the antics of royal Hawaiian teenagers.
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite's District of Shadows

A land of debatable treasure.
Inyo, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
Panamint, California

Barker Ranch

The location of the last stand of Manson's doomsday cult.
Inyo County, California

Ballarat Ghost Town

This old mining town, deep in the California desert, has a year-round population of one.
San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
Colma, California

Wyatt Earp's Grave

The peaceful gravesite of a rugged wild west gunman echoes the touching story of his last days.
San Francisco, California

Fort Miley Batteries

Big gun installations, built over a massive cemetery, now abandoned & hidden in trees.
San Francisco, California

Land’s End Octagon House

The one-time watch house for incoming ships at the Golden Gate now stands abandoned and hidden in trees.
San Francisco, California

Battery Chamberlin

Guns that have been defending San Francisco since 1904.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.