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Atlanta, Georgia

Krog Street Tunnel

An underground magnet for ever-changing street art.
Atlanta, Georgia

Oakland Cemetery

Civil War soldiers, captains of industry, and paupers all interred on historic grounds.
Atlanta, Georgia

The Sideways Grave of Sideways the Dog

A slanted tomb honors the faithful, furry companion of the Georgia Tech student body.
Atlanta, Georgia

Noguchi Playscape

This angular brutalist playground turns playtime into modern art time.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks

A colorful square marks the heart of the city's LGBTQ community.
Atlanta, Georgia

'Autoeater'

In Midtown Atlanta, tons of marble appears to be devouring a Fiat Panda at this unique art installation.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Monetary Museum

It’s all about the Benjamins at this Atlanta museum with interactive exhibits.
Atlanta, Georgia

Margaret Mitchell House

The small first-floor apartment where the author wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning book 'Gone with the Wind.'
Atlanta, Georgia

Mount Olive Cemetery

This small cemetery is all that remains of Atlanta's first Black communities.
Decatur, Georgia

Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom on Druid Hill

An unusual art exhibition in a suburban yard is designed to awaken the souls of those flowing by.
Decatur, Georgia

Waffle House Museum

A late-night restaurant empire was launched from this humble storefront.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

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

Tropico Post Office

Don't bother sending any mail to this ghost town.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
Los Angeles, California

Nike Missile Control Site LA-96

A Cold War site complete with rusty structures, hiking trails, and beautiful views.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens

The L.A. Zoo has a secret garden of rare bootleg cycads, a palm specimen dating back 280 million years.
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Devil's Gate

An unfortunate geological resemblance to Satan has labeled this Pasadena gorge as a passage to the underworld.
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's leading space science lab started by a co-founder with deep ties to the occult.
Pasadena, California

Mount Wilson Observatory

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

Great Wall of Los Angeles

One of the world's longest murals depicts the history of diversity in Los Angeles.
Victorville, California

George Air Force Base

Abandoned Air Force base that has fallen into disrepair.
Simi Valley, California

The Ronald Reagan Pub

Drink a Guinness under the wings of Reagan's retired Air Force One in his presidential library.
Panamint, California

Barker Ranch

The location of the last stand of Charles Manson's doomsday cult.