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Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The Hodges Meteorite

This space rock fragment is one of the only meteors to have ever struck a human.
Cambria, California

Nitt Witt Ridge

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

Iron Zoo

A dwindling menagerie of anthropomorphic oil derrick animals still dot the barren California landscape.
Shandon, California

James Dean Memorial Junction

A remote crossroads honoring a fallen talent.
Pasadena, California

Mount Wilson Observatory

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

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Furnace Creek, California

Harmony Borax Works

This crumbling Death Valley mining complex was known for its use of giant, 20-mule team wagons.
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
Johannesburg, California

Randsburg

The liveliest ghost town in the state.
Tecopa, California

Pholisma sonorae aka "Sand Food"

A mysterious and endangered parasitic herb from the California desert.
Nye County, Nevada

Atomic Survival Town

A picture-perfect town, perfect for blowing up.
Nye, Nevada

BREN Tower

Large tower used for simulating radiation of Hiroshima bomb and the tallest object ever relocated.
San Francisco, California

450 Sutter Street

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Financial District stands a unique homage to the Mayan and Beaux Arts.