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Places edited in Palo Alto, California
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Carlsbad, California

Craftsmanship Museum

This large collection of tiny things revels in the art of fine machinery well made.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, this abandoned navy base becomes an off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love.
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.
Santa Monica, California

Jadis

Legendary prop shop filled with one man's collection of scientific curiosities.
Santa Maria, California

Betteravia Sugar Plant

Factory that once supported an entire company town of 350.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
San Luis Obispo, California

The Dorn Pyramid

A Mysterious Masonic tomb in San Luis Obispo.
Cambria, California

Nitt Witt Ridge

A house built from trash known as the poor man's Hearst Castle.
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.