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Felicity, California

Felicity, California: Center of the World

Semi-recognized center of the world, with many oddities.
Garden Grove, California

Crystal Cathedral

Megachurch comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

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

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Santee, California

Museum of Creation and Earth History

A Biblically-based Natural History Museum.
San Diego, California

Zoro Garden

Swarms of butterflies cannot compare to the awe inspired by the publicly-funded nakedness once displayed in this sunken garden.
Tucson, Arizona

Valley of the Moon

The Magical World of George Phar Legler.
Tucson, Arizona

Diamondback Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
Mecca, California

International Banana Museum

World's largest collection devoted to one fruit.
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Borrego Springs, California

Pegleg Smith Monument

A monument to a one-legged kidnapper, horse thief, and charlatan asks visitors to throw rocks in a pile.
Borrego Springs, California

Galleta Meadows Estate

Metal Jurassic Park on the side of a California highway.
San Diego, California

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) Themed Taco Shop.
San Diego, California

Whaley House

San Diego's most historic and haunted home.
San Diego, California

Harper's Topiary Garden

A couple creates a magical topiary 'museum' on their average, suburban corner.
San Diego, California

Fallen Star

This little blue house pokes out over the campus of UC San Diego, seven stories high.
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum.
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.