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Holiday Gift Guide: Atlas Obscura Books and Calendars
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Richmond, California

East Brother Light Station Bed & Breakfast

A B&B on a Victorian lighthouse station in San Francisco Bay.
Altadena, California

Zorthian Ranch

The cobbled together compound of a deceased artist which now serves as a filming location.
Coalinga, California

Iron Zoo

A dwindling menagerie of anthropomorphic oil derrick animals still dot the barren California landscape.
San Bernardino County, California

Kelso Ghost Town

The abandoned train depot now doubles as a well-placed rest stop for those who take the road less traveled.
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
Panamint, California

Barker Ranch

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

International Banana Museum

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

Bigfoot Discovery Museum

This quirky roadside attraction dives into the many theories surrounding North America's most infamous hairy cryptid.
South San Francisco, California

Wind Harp

A large instrument played by the wind.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town that was once home to over 500 silver mines, Calico lasted only 12 years of boom before it all went bust.
Monterey, California

Point Sur Lightstation

Life in this isolated, hilltop lighthouse was lonely, but it sure was lovely.
Gilroy, California

Gilroy Gardens

Home to the "Circus" trees created by Axel Erlandson.
Los Angeles, California

Townhouse Bar and Speakeasy

From pre-war whiskey cocktails to prohibition-era speakeasy secrecy, this bar has seen it all.
Los Angeles, California

Barnsdall Art Park

This historic LA park offers magnificent views and one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces.
Los Angeles, California

Marilyn Monroe's Grave

Her final resting place was intended to be modest and private, but the power of her popularity continues to draw visitors.
San Diego, California

Whaley House

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

Velaslavasay Panorama

Panorama exhibition hall in old silent theater with a beautiful backyard garden.
Los Angeles, California

Mosaic Tile House

Rainbow-hued local gem in Venice.
San Francisco, California

Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection

A walk-in working camera obscura produces 360-degree live images of the San Francisco coast.
Los Angeles, California

Bronson Cave

It should come as no surprise that the best view of the Hollywood sign is from Batman's lair.
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
San Francisco, California

Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze

A psychedelic labyrinth on the San Francisco bay.
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
Salem, Oregon

Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health

An institution that preserves the history of the Institution.