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Oro Grande, California

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

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

Cobb Estate

This California estate was either haunted by ghosts or the Marx brothers.
Pasadena, California

California Cactus Center

A nursery specializing in strange and beautiful succulents and cacti.
Los Angeles, California

Autry National Center

Wild West history in Hollywood style.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

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

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
Pasadena, California

Fork in the Road

A bigger-than-life pun that has become a beacon of altruism.
Santa Clarita, California

St. Francis Dam

The Los Angeles flood disaster that took 400 lives and ended the career of William Mulholland.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Shandon, California

James Dean Memorial Junction

A remote crossroads honoring a fallen talent.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
Los Angeles, California

Galco's Soda Pop Stop

Shop selling 500 flavors of soda has something for everyone.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Pasadena, California

Luggage Room

Former 1954 Del Mar Train Station now serves signature cocktails and delightful culinary treats, and still operates as a Metro stop.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings.
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

The Pasadena Star-News Building

A newspaper building that made radio history.
Inyo, California

Amargosa Opera House

Marta Becket's hand-painted theater in the desert.
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush era ghost town.