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Bend, Oregon

Lava River Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.
43.8946, -121.3688
Frog specimens at the California Academy of Sciences.
San Francisco, California

California Academy of Sciences Herpetology Department

Over 300,000 preserved amphibians and reptiles in jars.
37.7700, -122.4663
No less frightful for being fake.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
A waterfall in Black Star Canyon.
Silverado, California

Black Star Canyon

The site of murders and Satanic cult gatherings.
33.7882, -117.6607
(Original Caption) Through the Needle's Eye. The beautiful Colorado Street Bridge that spans an arroyo at the entrance of Pasadena, California, was the scene recently of one of the most daring aviation stunts of the year. With Miss Babe Kalisihek and Miss Gladys Ingle on the wing of the plane, the aviator Art Gobel dove under one section of the bridge, actually brushing the tree tops.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
34.1453, -118.1630
Screen showing objects currently tracked by Deep Space Network
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's leading space science lab started by a co-founder with deep ties to the occult.
34.1987, -118.1754
2nd Sunday of every month - Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the largest in the world
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
34.1610, -118.1675
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Devil's Gate

An unfortunate geological resemblance to Satan has labeled this Pasadena gorge as a passage to the underworld.
34.1847, -118.1749
The Marx Brothers
Altadena, California

Cobb Estate

This California estate was either haunted by ghosts or the Marx brothers.
34.2002, -118.1221
Greystone's gardens
Beverly Hills, California

Greystone Mansion

Stroll the grounds built by murder, suicide, and dirty oil money at one of Hollywood's most filmed mansions.
34.0919, -118.4017
Los Angeles, California

Youngwood Court

Iconic Los Angeles residence famous for its 19 statues of Michelangelo's David.
34.0687, -118.3284
Cinespia cemetery screening at Hollywood Forever
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
34.0887, -118.3190
The Top - Moro Rock at Sequoia National Park
Three Rivers, California

Moro Rock

400 granite steps were built into this massive rock by the National Park Service.
36.5442, -118.7652
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
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
Smithsonian Institution Shelter on Mount Whitney's summit, Sierra Nevada, California.
Inyo County, California

Mount Whitney Summit Shelter

The first life claimed by this record-breaking peak wasn't lost to exposure or a fall but rather lightning.
36.5656, -118.2664
A two-headed calf leers from the wall of the museum.
Oakley, Kansas

Prairie Dog Town

Home of mutant livestock.
39.1884, -100.8698
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

This opulent hotel has been visited by Spider-Man, Charlie's Angels, and the Ghostbusters.
34.0498, -118.2539
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
34.0453, -118.2528
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
34.0509, -118.2498
Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin

Little Bohemia Lodge

A restaurant and lodge in northern Wisconsin which served as a clandestine hideout for John Dillinger and featured one of the most famous botched FBI raids in history.
46.1156, -89.8378
Near Lake Arrowhead, California

SkyPark at Santa's Village

The first franchised theme park in the world became a ghost town and is now a beautifully restored village and adventure park.
34.2327, -117.1694
Pasadena Star-News Building
Pasadena, California

The Pasadena Star-News Building

A newspaper building that made radio history.
34.1460, -118.1396