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Lancaster, California

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Each year these high desert hills are absolutely covered with poppy flowers in a surreal show of nature.
Pasadena, California

Mount Wilson Observatory

This former stomping grounds of the most eminent astronomers of the early 20th century.
Arcadia, California

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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

Randsburg

The liveliest ghost town in the state.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Batavia, Illinois

Fermilab

World's second largest particle accelerator, where nature reveals its secrets.
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

The world's tallest statue of an American hero.
Pasadena, California

The Gamble House

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

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
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 Old YWCA Building

A landmark for a trailblazer for female architects and the designer of one of the most famous and opulent buildings in California.
Pasadena, California

The Pasadena Star-News Building

A newspaper building that made radio history.
West Terre Haute, Indiana

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

A wartime promise becomes a shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes.
Sacramento, California

Patty Reed's Doll

A tiny survivor of the Donner Party disaster.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

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

Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The capitol city's oldest existing cemetery.
Haiti

Citadelle Laferrière

This iconic fortress was once the crown jewel of Haiti's national defense.
Haiti

Sans Souci Palace

Palace of Henri Christophe, a slave who became the brutal kleptocrat of Haiti.
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
Mount Baldy, California

Bridge to Nowhere

Abandoned bridge hidden deep in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-foot-diameter hole is touted as "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
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.