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Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
The Long Now Orrery
San Francisco, California

Long Now Orrery

A modern mechanical planetary system, part of a 10,000 year clock.
37.8066, -122.4322
Sunol-Midtown, California

Sunol Water Temple

A Roman-inspired temple once controlled half of San Francisco's waters.
37.5855, -121.8855
San Francisco, California

Pier 22½ & the SFFD Fire Boats

Prone to disastrous fires, the city of San Francisco has the Guardian, a fireboat gifted by residents, to watch over them from the bay.
37.7903, -122.3887
San Francisco, California

The Old Ship Saloon

A Barbary Coast watering hole built into a Gold Rush shipwreck.
37.7978, -122.4008
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
37.8021, -122.4039
USS Iowa - now relocated to LA
Benicia, California

Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet

The rusting remains of the largest assembled WWII fleet on the West Coast.
38.0733, -122.0971
Glen Ellen, California

The Wolf House - Jack London State Park

The haunting ruins of Jack London's dream house.
38.3510, -122.5373
Lake Berryessa Glory Hole Spillway
Napa, California

Monticello Dam Morning Glory Spillway

The largest drain hole in the world.
38.5124, -122.1049
Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
37.1838, -108.4887
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
37.6501, -119.0740
Blue Mustang
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
39.8342, -104.6759
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
A 2009 production of Henry III.
Ashland, Oregon

Allen Elizabethan Theatre

Shakespeare has been brought to life in this open air theater for the better part of a century.
42.1965, -122.7145
Chimney Rock
Bayard, Nebraska

Chimney Rock

This erect geological spire was not always named so domestically since the native inhabitants of the area thought it looked more like a penis.
41.7029, -103.3486
Lincoln Highway Memorial
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

The high point on the 16th president's eponymous roadway is marked by a massive version of his head.
41.2369, -105.4363
Medicine Bow, Wyoming

Fossil Bone Cabin

A century-old cabin off of Highway 30 touts an unusual construction material: dinosaur bones.
41.8650, -106.0735
Independence Rock
Casper, Wyoming

Independence Rock

A popular rock that acted as a waymarker for American pioneers.
42.8314, -106.9123
The Loneliest Road in America
Austin, Nevada

U.S. Route 50

Officially named the "Loneliest Road in America" this barren stretch of Nevada road offers almost nothing but sky and open fields.
39.4671, -117.0021
Under the statues
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
41.5046, -124.0706
The shipwrecked Mary D. Hume and the Patterson Bridge of Highway 101.
Gold Beach, Oregon

The Wreck of the Mary D. Hume

This historic steamboat is scuttled just a few hundred feet from where it was built over a hundred years ago.
42.4223, -124.4174
Entering Battle Mountain, Nevada.
Battle Mountain, Nevada

Armpit of America

Small Nevada town embraced its designation as the "Armpit of America" with an Old Spice-sponsored festival.
40.6365, -116.9430
Bourbon Street
Edmonton, Alberta

West Edmonton Mall

This massive mall has hundreds of shops, an amusement park, and a history of deadly amusement attractions.
53.5222, -113.6228