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Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
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.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

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

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
South Pasadena, California

'Halloween' House

The famous blue house from the classic horror film "Halloween" is now a local landmark.
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

One of the oldest producers of hand-folded fortune cookies still uses its original secret recipe.
Shandon, California

James Dean Memorial Junction

A remote crossroads honoring a fallen talent.
Three Rivers, California

Moro Rock

400 granite steps were built into this massive rock by the National Park Service.
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
Santa Rosa, California

Cyclisk - Santa Rosa Monument

340 bicycles, 65 feet high.
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
Coalinga, California

Iron Zoo

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

Penny Bar

Hidden in the back of a disused small town hotel is a dive bar shellacked with over a million pennies.
Agoura Hills, California

M*A*S*H Filming Location

The show's fictional Korean medical camp was created in the Santa Monica hills.
Ramona, California

Potato Chip Rock

This Pringle-shaped ledge makes for the perfect photo op.
Borrego Springs, California

Galleta Meadows Estate

Metal Jurassic Park on the side of a California highway.
Beverly Hills, California

Spadena House

Storybook cottage in Beverly Hills was once the site of 1920s silent film studio, affectionately known as "The Witch's House."
Inglewood, California

Randy's Donuts

A giant donut stands as a popular symbol of Los Angeles iconography.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66: End of the Trail

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
San Bernardino, California

Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Healing Center

A former utopian healing center created by a huckster and built by derelicts.
Beverly Hills, California

24-Hour-Sprinkles

Ingenious bakery opens up the first Cupcake ATM at their flagship location in Beverly Hills.