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Calabasas, California

Malibu Hindu Temple

A glittering South Asian anomaly in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb.
Chatsworth, California

LA-88 Nike Missile Base

Abandoned anti-ballistic missile base.
Oxnard, California

La Jenelle Park

Rusty pieces of metal jutting out of a breakwater are all that's visible of the 12,500-ton ocean liner that capsized just off the beach.
Ventura, California

Ventura Oil Refinery

Rusty industrial city full of oxidized distillation towers.
Calabasas, California

Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park

Pay your respects to departed pets, both celebrity and otherwise.
Topanga, California

Canned Heat Suicide House

The mysterious, untimely death of a Canned Heat band member still haunts this unfinished home.
Thousand Oaks, California

Gardens of the World

From Japan to Italy, this California park explores the world's cultures through their gardens.
Los Angeles, California

Valley Relics Museum

One man's vast collection of artifacts and ephemera from matchbooks and postcards to vintage neon signs and cars.
Los Angeles, California

Box Canyon

The quiet canyon has a tumultuous history involving a doomsday cult.
Camarillo, California

Scary Dairy

Graffiti-covered ruins that were once part of a farm owned by a mental hospital.
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok's Ghost Tower: The Sathorn Unique

On stormy days debris from this unfinished and abandoned skyscraper rains down on the Bangkok streets.
Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
Los Angeles, California

Underground Tunnels of Los Angeles

During prohibition, corrupt city officials ran drinking dens under the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.
Oro Grande, California

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

A forest of 200 bottle trees along Route 66.
California City, California

California City: The Unbuilt Suburb

The "3rd largest" city in California is an empty mirage of suburbia in the middle of nowhere.
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The abandoned zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars.
Los Angeles, California

Old Trapper's Lodge Statues

A wild west scene starring life-sized wooden statues hides in the trees behind Pierce College.
Topanga, California

Hidden Treasures

An unreal vintage shop that wears its dadaist influence on its zombie fish.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

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

Dapper Cadaver

"Looks so real, it's scary!"
Los Angeles, California

Phantasma Gloria

One man's homage to the sun continues to grow like a glass fractal.
Los Angeles, California

The Music Box Steps

The site of a classic series of Laurel and Hardy pratfalls.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.