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Murphys, California

Mercer Caverns

A popular tourist cave with a dark past.
San Francisco, California

Leroy King Carousel

A still functioning vaudeville carousel that has operated for over a century boasts a colorful menagerie and past.
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
Byron, California

Byron Hot Springs Hotel

A ruined hotel with an unlucky history and an eerie present.
San Francisco, California

Portals of the Past

The remains of a ruined mansion memorialize the 1906 earthquake.
San Francisco, California

The Shipwrecks at Land's End

A 300 ship graveyard - 3 still visible at low tide.
San Jose, California

Monopoly in the Park

The largest permanent Monopoly board makes one of the longest games even bigger.
San Francisco, California

Land’s End Octagon House

The one-time watch house for incoming ships at the Golden Gate now stands abandoned and hidden in trees.
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
San Francisco, California

Labyrinth at Land’s End

A winding path built in secret on the edge of the continent.
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 Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
Stanford, California

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

A sudden forest of traditional Papua New Guinean art works is hidden in a corner of Stanford University.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Portland, Oregon

Woodstock Mystery Hole

Beyond being incredibly fun, not much can be said about the Hole with certitude.
Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend City Hall

City Council meetings still happen in this historic building, impeccably preserved on the inside.
Portland, Oregon

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Casually threatening atmosphere with dessert and coffee to die for.
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
Mountain View, California

Hangar One

One of the largest free-standing structures ever built, this dirigible hangar is now simply a giant skeleton.
Pacifica, California

Devil's Slide Bunker

The graffiti-covered remnants of a former triangulation station are balanced precariously on this California peak.