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Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
Los Angeles, California

The Masque

The remains of LA's first punk club.
Los Angeles, California

Galápagos Tortoise Skeleton

This rare tortoise skeleton has been hanging around the downtown Los Angeles museum for over a century.
Los Angeles, California

St. Vincent Court

A faux European lane smack dab in downtown L.A.
Hemet, California

Hemet Maze Stone

This mysterious petroglyph evokes the ancient swastika symbol but was later vandalized with the more troublesome Nazi one.
Riverside, California

Tio's Tacos

Mexican food and folk art.
Riverside, California

The Parent Washington Navel Tree

This California tree is the single source of the state's entire orange industry.
Los Angeles, California

Tiki-Ti

Established in the '60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buhen, bartender to the stars.
Los Angeles, California

Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend.
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

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

Summit Inn Restaurant

The last Americana on Route 66.
Joshua Tree, California

Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum

10 acres of "Environmental Sculptures" in the Mojave Desert.
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
Yucca Valley, California

Desert Christ Park

On a barren hillside in the Yucca Valley, the slowly decaying Desert Christ Park has attracted pilgrims and kitsch hunters for over 50 years.
Oro Grande, California

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

A forest of 200 bottle trees along Route 66.
Victorville, California

George Air Force Base

Abandoned Air Force base that has fallen into disrepair.
Riverside, California

Graffiti Waterfall

Mixing urban grit with natural beauty, this secluded waterfall has a little something for everyone.