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San Jose, California

California Trolley and Railroad Corporation

Historical trolley restoration and operation at History San Jose, Kelly Park.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings.
Davenport, California

Davenport Pier Beach

Here, visitors can swing with the waves of the Pacific Ocean.
San Francisco, California

The Last Standard Oil Company Gas Station in California

Chevron maintains one “Standard” brand station per state so it doesn’t lose the trademark.
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Mansion

27-room home built with the fortune of a sugar magnate.
San Jose, California

Santana Row Chess Plaza

A giant chess set, minus the psychedelic drug trip.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do.
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

The elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels, now a piece of San Francisco's history.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
Salinas, California

Fort Ord

Once America’s most beautiful army base, this abandoned military fort on the coast of Monterey Bay has been left to the elements.
San Francisco, California

Bourn Mansion

A brooding mansion of clinker brick stands out among the Victorian houses of Pacific Heights.
Pacific Grove, California

Monarch Grove Sanctuary

Every year, over 25,000 monarchs overwinter in Pacific Grove.
Daly City, California

Colma Necropolis

A vast city of the dead, where the deceased outnumber the living by more than a million.
Benicia, California

Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet

The rusting remains of the largest assembled WWII fleet on the West Coast.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco, California

Hotel Majestic

San Francisco's oldest operating hotel, with a Victorian atmosphere and a "haunted" fourth floor.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
Las Vegas, Nevada

National Atomic Testing Museum

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.