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Solvang, California

OstrichLand USA

Get up close to emus and ostriches, or buy their tasty meat.
34.6063, -120.1765
A truck at the M*A*S*H shooting location.
Agoura Hills, California

M*A*S*H Filming Location

The show's fictional Korean medical camp was created in the Santa Monica hills.
34.0980, -118.7314
The "Soul Consoling Tower"
Inyo County, California

Manzanar National Historic Site

The tragedy of the Japanese internment camps is remembered here by a stark "Soul Consoling Tower."
36.7272, -118.1528
The wall of Solutions Audio in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California

Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend.
34.0952, -118.2837
Culver City, California

Center for Land Use Interpretation

A museum, art project, and institution that demands we look at the world around us in a strange new way.
34.0259, -118.3948
Fremont, California

Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

This quaint archive of the silent era preserves and pays homage to a seminal moment in film history.
37.5771, -121.9801
Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
37.8160, -122.3713
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
Boutique below and legs above
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
37.7703, -122.4463
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.
37.8508, -122.2905
San Francisco, California

Balmy Alley Murals

Stunning street art as political theater for the masses.
37.7508, -122.4123
Berkeley, California

Moe's Books

A shape-shifting buy-sell-trade bookstore, born to Beatnik Era spirit.
37.8655, -122.2586
Bombay Beach, California. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
33.3506, -115.7296
Cover of "The Earth Rose," an anti-war publication by Charles Bukowski and Steve Richmond.
San Francisco, California

Beat Museum

A collection of memorabilia from the Beat era in the back of a San Francisco bookstore.
37.7981, -122.4062
The lamps shine along Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
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Glendale, California

Forest Lawn Cemetery

An extraordinary final resting place full of oversized art, amazing statues, and dead celebrities.
34.1250, -118.2531
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection.
37.7670, -122.4667
San Francisco, California

The Golden Fire Hydrant

The miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District in 1906.
37.7580, -122.4279
San Francisco, California

Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room

A library built during San Francisco's pioneer times is a student's retreat, bibliophile's sanctuary, and chess player's delight.
37.7887, -122.4030
William Randolph Hearst's private castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
35.6501, -121.1866
Daly City, California

Colma Necropolis

A vast city of the dead, where the deceased outnumber the living by more than a million.
37.6811, -122.4668
Pacific Grove, California

Kissing Rock

Two rocks in a perpetual kiss and one of "the most romantic spot in America."
36.6344, -121.9246
The larger of the two stone circles is tucked away just off a winding path
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Druid Circles

The stones that traveled from Spain to eventually become a holy place for San Francisco's nature worshippers.
37.7692, -122.4644
Museum of Tolerance on Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

Museum of Tolerance

A mutli-media museum that chronicles the atrocities of racism.
34.0538, -118.4017