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Los Angeles, California

Lummis Castle el Alisal

Eccentric journalist builds himself a castle, stone by stone.
34.0937, -118.2071
The barn where Mr. Ed was born.
Los Angeles, California

Mr. Ed's Birthplace

A classic American barn that saw the birth of a classic American television star.
34.2577, -118.6079
The Magic Castle during the day - slightly less ominous than at night
Los Angeles, California

The Magic Castle

The private clubhouse for the members of the Academy of Magical Arts.
34.1045, -118.3419
The "cave", shot at an angle
Los Angeles, California

Bronson Cave

It should come as no surprise that the best view of the Hollywood sign is from Batman's lair.
34.1245, -118.3142
Los Angeles, California

Candy Cane Lane

Come crisp December nights, this fairly plain neighborhood becomes a holiday dream world.
34.1794, -118.5657
Idle Hour exterior.
Los Angeles, California

Idle Hour

The programmatic glory of LA's giant whiskey barrel building has become an upscale reminder of the city's kitschy roadside past.
34.1584, -118.3700
Bernie vs. Hillary unicorns, jousting eternal in velvet
Los Angeles, California

Velveteria

The art and history of the velvet painting are on full display in this Los Angeles museum.
34.0604, -118.2387
Los Angeles, California

Valley Relics Museum

One man's vast collection of artifacts and ephemera from matchbooks and postcards to vintage neon signs and cars.
34.2473, -118.6015
Los Angeles, California

Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where Fettucine Alfredo made its United States debut.
34.1018, -118.3354
outside new main entrance (west side of building)
Los Angeles, California

Marciano Art Foundation

A long-vacant Scottish Rite temple in Hollywood has been converted into an art museum filled with Masonic relics.
34.0621, -118.3240
Street lights on display.
Los Angeles, California

Historic Street Lighting Museum

The illuminating collection of L.A. street lights is run by the city and only opens one day per month.
34.0387, -118.2604
Los Angeles, California

Fern Dell Nature Museum

A common entry point to the Griffith Observatory trail holds its own wonders.
34.1128, -118.3077
The front facade of the Hale House.
Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Museum

Beautiful Victorian buildings from LA's forgotten architectural past.
34.0883, -118.2077
The library exterior.
Los Angeles, California

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

"The greatest unknown literary treasure in Los Angeles."
34.0333, -118.3144
The Statue "Unconditional Surrender" in front of the USS Midway
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

A sculpture of the famous photograph stands on San Diego's "Greatest Generation Walk."
32.7129, -117.1753
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum.
32.7313, -117.1487
Harper's Topiary Garden
San Diego, California

Harper's Topiary Garden

A couple creates a magical topiary 'museum' on their average, suburban corner.
32.7412, -117.1761
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.
32.7314, -117.1517
Sunny Jim cave
San Diego, California

Sunny Jim Cave Store

Behind this beachfront shop lies a spectacular, colorful sea cave with an equally colorful past.
32.8492, -117.2703
Not-so-hidden Histories Exhibition
Las Vegas, Nevada

Burlesque Hall of Fame

This institution collects the history of burlesque dancing with a titillating collection of ephemera and pasties.
36.1601, -115.1530
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
Flamingos on Flamingo Island
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
36.1166, -115.1712
Unofficial McDonald's Museum
San Bernardino, California

Unofficial McDonald's Museum

This unlicensed collection of fast food memorabilia sits on the site of the first ever McDonald's restaurant.
34.1255, -117.2945
Pinball into infinity.
Banning, California

The Museum of Pinball

The biggest pinball arcade in the world has over 600 pinball machines, and 300 arcade machines.
33.9204, -116.8588