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Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
37.7735, 29.0865
Ancient Agora, Athens
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
37.9758, 23.7247
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
USS Iowa - now relocated to LA
Benicia, California

Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet

The rusting remains of the largest assembled WWII fleet on the West Coast.
38.0733, -122.0971
Cahors, France

Pont Valentre

A 14th century bridge built as a fortress, where the devil lurks on one of its towers.
44.4452, 1.4310
Berkeley, California

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Where the alchemists dream of transmuting base metal into gold was actually achieved.
37.8749, -122.2528
Due to changing hands and responsibilities throughout the years, the lighthouse has fallen into disrepair.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do.
37.1822, -122.3943
The Winchester Mystery House.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
37.3189, -121.9506
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A "gravitational anomaly" located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.
37.0173, -122.0038
One of the four mummies
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

An extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.
37.3340, -121.9226
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Tor House and Hawk Tower

One poet's handmade, anachronistic home.
36.5421, -121.9323
Pacific Grove, California

Monarch Grove Sanctuary

Every year, over 25,000 monarchs overwinter in Pacific Grove.
36.6264, -121.9302
Gold Rush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel/restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
35.2660, -120.6737
Tehachapi Wind Farm
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
35.1681, -118.4737
Fly Geyser
Gerlach, Nevada

Fly Geyser

A collision of human error and natural geothermal pressure created this rainbow-colored geologic wonder.
40.8594, -119.3319
Tiny bits of the survivor's cabin were sold as souvenirs in the years after the Donner Party
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
39.3246, -120.2329
Guru Road
Empire, Nevada

Guru Road

The Wonder Road aka Doobie Lane, a mile-long strip of dirt road filled with folk art.
40.6783, -119.3611
Entryway to the museum.
Las Vegas, Nevada

National Atomic Testing Museum

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.
36.1141, -115.1484
The sign welcoming visitors to the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
36.1357, -115.4279
Inyo, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
36.2201, -116.8817
Comstock Cemeteries.
Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
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Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
37.6501, -119.0740
Inyo, California

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The stones of Racetrack Playa leave trails of movement, yet no one has ever seen them move.
36.6816, -117.5633
Methuselah Grove
Big Pine, California

Methuselah Tree

Once thought to be the oldest living tree in the world, Methuselah was germinated before the Egyptian Pyramids were built.
37.3856, -118.1788