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Sonora, California

Mark Twain's Cabin

The place where Samuel Clemens first used his pen name, after writing a story about a jumping frog.
Rio Vista, California

Foster's Big Horn

Over 300 taxidermied animals in a Californian restaurant make for a taxidermist's dream and an animal lover's nightmare.
Yosemite National Park, California

Horsetail Fall's Fire Fall

The highest fully airborne waterfall in Yosemite, which for a few minutes on a few days each year, turns a luminescent fiery orange.
Los Angeles, California

Brown Derby

Outposts of this restaurant chain were shaped like jaunty chapeaus.
Hartbeespoort, South Africa

Witwatersrand Basin

It's estimated that half of the world's gold was mined from South Africa's "golden arc."
Frankfurt, Germany

Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge)

Fantastic views and thousands of love locks.
Zurich, Switzerland

Heureka Useless Machine

One of a series of no-purpose kinetic artworks by Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely.
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Abbey Library of Saint Gall

This is not only one of the oldest collections in Europe, but also possibly the most beautiful.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
Kanab, Utah

The Wahweap Hoodoos

Giant pinnacles in the sun-scorched lands of Southern Utah have been nicknamed "white ghosts."
Fruita, Colorado

'Mike the Headless Chicken' Sculpture

It would be easy to walk past this unusual piece of art and have no idea it pays tribute to the odd life of a real chicken.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Harare, Zimbabwe

Balancing Rocks of the Zimbabwe Dollar

These naturally balancing rocks were pictured on every Zimbabwean banknote, up to the 100 trillion-dollar note.
Calipatria, California

Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field

Burping, gurgling geothermal mud pots by the Salton Sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Golden, Colorado

Geology Museum at the Colorado School of Mines

An impressive collection of over 50,000 minerals including moon rock from the Apollo 17 mission.
Lakewood, Colorado

Casa Bonita

At this Denver landmark, the meals are compulsory, the sopapillas are complimentary, and the insanity is everywhere.
Lakewood, Colorado

Denver’s Dinosaur Hotel

This otherwise unremarkable franchise hotel has been decked out in dinosaur decor.
Lewes, England

Lewes Bonfire

Both church and state get put to the torch in this annual festival in the "Bonfire Capital of the World."
Shoreham-by-Sea, England

Brighton City Airport

This tiny 1930s Art Deco airport is a beautiful remnant of a bygone era.
Los Angeles, California

Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where Fettucine Alfredo made its United States debut.
Agoura Hills, California

The Old Place Restaurant

The beloved dining spot stands at the cross-section of Hollywood and the Old West.
Beatty, Nevada

Tom Kelly's Bottle House

The most magnificent bottle house in a town strangely full of them.
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

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