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Sacramento, California

Spirit of Sacramento

Before it was abandoned and left to rust alongside the road, this riverboat starred in a John Wayne movie.
Grass Valley, California

Del Oro Theatre

A fine mixture of the old and the new topped with an art deco neon spire.
Nevada City, California

Old Stonehouse Brewery

A watering hole where the options for seating include a bar, patio, or subterranean cave.
Nevada City, California

'Ladies of the Evening' Marker

Hidden in a hotel parking lot is a strange historical plaque erected by an obscure fraternal society.
Nevada City, California

Firehouse No. 1 Museum

This fully intact Neoclassical-Greek Revival style firehouse operated until 1938.
Nevada City, California

Nevada Theatre

California's oldest existing theater building hosted an impressive cast of celebrities, including hosting Mark Twain's first lecture.
Smartsville, California

Timbuctoo

Once the largest town in eastern Yuba County now sits abandoned.
Ashland, Oregon

Lithia Water Fountain

A public fountain that spouts "health water" from a nearby spring.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Redding, California

Sundial Bridge

This ultra-modern California span is actually a titanic solar clock in disguise built by famed architect Santiago Calatrava.
Sutter, California

Sutter Buttes

Rising out of miles of farmland, these buttes are sometimes called the world's smallest mountain range.
Rough and Ready, California

Rough and Ready

The first U.S. town to secede from the Union, only to vote themselves right back in.
French Corral, California

Wells Fargo Express Office

Built to hold Gold Rush wealth, this building has withstood the test of time.
Sacramento, California

St. George Hotel Marker

Where the first "expert riders, willing to risk death daily" for the Pony Express were recruited.
Sacramento, California

Sacramento Locomotive Works

This 19th century train workshop is a treasure trove of railroad history.
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States.
West Sacramento, California

'Subtile' Sculpture

A mesmerizing disco ball-like sculpture along the Sacramento River Walk.
Shandon, California

James Dean Memorial Junction

A remote crossroads honoring a fallen talent.
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."
San Francisco, California

Li Po Cocktail Lounge

One of the last remnants of the city's Chinese nightclub scene is now a dive bar selling killer mai tais.
San Francisco , California

Yoda Fountain

There is no trying to fall in love with this Star Wars fountain, you just do or do not.
San Luis Obispo, California

The Dorn Pyramid

A Mysterious Masonic tomb in San Luis Obispo.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.