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Los Angeles, California

Sunken City

A jumble of foundations, streets, and streetcar tracks inhabit the cliff where a landslide occurred in 1929.
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Point Vicente Lighthouse

A "haunted" landmark on the coast of Southern California.
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Wayfarers Chapel

Swedenborgian glass church surrounded by redwoods and perched atop a massive landslide area.
Daggett, California

Solar One and Solar Two

Decommissioned experimental solar facilities that pioneered solar energy technology.
Nelson, Nevada

Nelson

A mining town once rife with murderous disputes over its copious treasures now creates income as a popular spot for photo shoots.
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush era ghost town.
Inyo, California

Scotty's Castle

Abandoned Jazz Age Dream Home and Con Man's Hide-Out in Death Valley Desert.
Inyo, California

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The rocks in this arid basin leave trails of movement behind them.
Trona, California

Trona Pinnacles

One of the most unusual geological features, recognizable from a dozen hit movies.
Inyo, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Denizli, Turkey

Pamukkale Water Terraces

Roman ruins top white travertine terraces formed by ancient hot springs.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Riverside, California

The Southern California Medical Museum

A small medical museum with a recreated doctor's office.
Hesperia, California

Summit Inn Restaurant

The last Americana on Route 66.
Near Lake Arrowhead, California

SkyPark at Santa's Village

The first franchised theme park in the world became a ghost town and is now a beautifully restored village and adventure park.
Riverside, California

Tio's Tacos

Mexican food and folk art.
San Bernardino, California

Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Healing Center

Former utopian healing center, created by a huckster and built by derelicts.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Cambria, California

Nitt Witt Ridge

A house built from trash known as the poor man's Hearst Castle.