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Chicago, Illinois

Hidden Egyptian Temple in Field Museum Break Room

Years of archaeology, just chillin' by the water cooler.
Chicago, Illinois

Wooden Block Alley

All of Chicago's wood-paved streets are long gone but two alleys remain.
Chicago, Illinois

Rosehill Cemetery

Chicago's largest cemetery is full of beautiful Victorian monuments and more than a few ghost stories.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Temple

A gothic church spire sits atop this skyscraper, the tallest church in the world.
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery

An enormous park-like oasis, full of famous Chicagoans' graves.
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
Grass Valley, California

Kidder Mansion Site

An abandoned lot littered with concrete debris was once the home of the world's first female railroad president.
Sacramento, California

St. George Hotel Marker

Where the first "expert riders, willing to risk death daily" for the Pony Express were recruited.
West Sacramento, California

'Subtile' Sculpture

A mesmerizing disco ball-like sculpture along the Sacramento River Walk.
Sacramento, California

Samson Luggage Sculpture

Pillars made of 700 pieces of luggage climb to the ceiling of Sacramento Airport's baggage claim.
Sacramento, California

Safetyville, USA

A working miniature city designed to teach kids about safety and presumably city planning.
Sacramento, California

Dragon House

An eccentric home stands out in an otherwise average neighborhood with mosaics, mini topiaries, and kinetic sculpture.
Los Angeles, California

Dennis Hopper Mural

A tribute to long time Venice Beach resident, artist and actor Dennis Hopper.
San Francisco, California

The House of Days (CLOSED)

An unassuming grey box sitting on San Francisco's Pier 17 is a "sky diary" of the coastal city's temperamental weather.
Los Angeles, California

Youngwood Court

Iconic Los Angeles residence famous for its 19 statues of Michelangelo's David.
San Francisco, California

Yerba Buena Tower

Condemned US Navy seaplane control tower turned officers’ club sits atop Yerba Buena Island.
Pasadena, California

Rocket Fizz

Some of the most unusual (and in some cases, disgusting) flavors of soda imaginable.
San Francisco, California

V. C. Morris Gift Shop

Early prototype for Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim.
San Francisco, California

Forbes Island

Floating man-made island and upscale restaurant.
San Francisco, California

Raygun Gothic Rocket Ship

A rococo retro-futurist future-rustic vernacular between yesterday’s tomorrow and the future that never was.
San Francisco, California

Museum of Exotica

An invitation-only museum of items natural and bizarre, arcane and exotic.
San Francisco, California

Defenestration

Furniture tries to escape an abandoned building in San Francisco.
Sacramento, California

Eagle Theatre

A replica of the first public theater built in California.
Davis, California

Bats of Yolo Causeway

Each summer, the migratory bats living beneath the bypass form "batnadoes" at dusk.