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Norden, California

"Snowshoe" Thompson Memorial Statue

A statue commemorating the heroic life of a Viking postman who was the Godfather of California skiing.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
Los Angeles, California

Mosaic Tile House

Rainbow-hued local gem in Venice.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Los Angeles, California

Bronson Cave

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

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
Glendale, California

Museum of Neon Art

A one-of-a-kind collection of a unique medium.
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Descanso Gardens

Hiding amid the largest camellia collection in the country lies a charming children's maze, donated by a secret admirer.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Pasadena, California

The Gamble House

A stellar example of Art & Crafts architecture, and a movie set to boot.
Pasadena, California

The Castle Green

Where the rich wintered in Pasadena.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

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

Pasadena Playhouse

"The Star Factory" cranked out Hollywood stars like nobody's business.
Pasadena, California

Bungalow Heaven

The American Home, Re-imagined.
Pasadena, California

Vroman's Bookstore

Colorado Boulevard’s historic bookstore, operating since the bustling city of Pasadena was merely some orange groves and a few ostrich farms.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena's Busch Gardens

Southern California’s Theme Park Beginnings.
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
Quartzsite, Arizona

Hi Jolly Monument

This memorial pyramid marker honors one of the United States Government's first official camel riders.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Arcadia, California

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Arcadia is home to a haven for nature geeks and 80s TV lovers alike.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" once housed a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
San Bernardino County, California

Amboy Crater

This dormant volcanic crater has been converted from a roiling pit of magma to a pleasant hiking spot.