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St Dominic's at twilight.
Hondo, Texas

Ruins of St Dominic's Catholic Church

On a dusty county road sit the ruins of a ghost town's abandoned church.
29.3276, -99.2594
Praying Hands
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Praying Hands

These massive mitts are made of 30 tons of devotional bronze.
36.0482, -95.9561
Golden Driller
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller

The fifth tallest statue in the United States is a shirtless monument to the oil worker.
36.1344, -95.9308
Old Québec Funicular
Québec City, Québec

Old Québec Funicular

This steep cable railway has been hoisting passengers in the heart of Québec City for over a century.
46.8125, -71.2039
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
35.6858, -105.9377
Chill forest
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

Immersive environment funded by George R.R. Martin is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
35.6546, -105.9965
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
Rolling hills surround the site.
Shandon, California

James Dean Memorial Junction

A remote crossroads honoring a fallen talent.
35.7346, -120.2843
Look familiar?
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
37.7463, -119.5744
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
Fresno, California

Forestiere Underground Gardens

An underground mansion with fruit-bearing trees and grapes growing beneath the surface of central California.
36.8076, -119.8818
The Do Nothing Machine
Carlsbad, California

Craftsmanship Museum

This large collection of tiny things revels in the art of fine machinery well made.
33.1329, -117.2383
Queen Califa from entrance to Magical Circle.
Escondido, California

Queen Califia's Magical Circle

A large sculptural artwork and garden in Escondido, California.
33.0804, -117.0628
Escondido, California

Elfin Forest

This dark, quiet forest on the outskirts of San Diego is dense with rumor and lore.
33.0738, -117.1639