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Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
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Exterior of The Witch's House
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."
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Los Angeles, California

Reggie The Alligator

Raised illegally, Reggie now lives at the Los Angeles Zoo after authorities spent years tracking him down.
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Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens

The L.A. Zoo has a secret garden of rare bootleg cycads, a palm specimen dating back 280 million years.
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From their website: view of the store as you walk in.
Pasadena, California

Gold Bug

Contemporary art inspired by natural history and science drawing on ancient techniques in a modern world.
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Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet.
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Noni Olabisi. 1992.Inspired by the Rodney King Riots of 1992
Los Angeles, California

Autry National Center

Wild West history in Hollywood style.
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Taxidermy
South Pasadena, California

The Curio Emporium

Delve into a wealth of oddities, antiques, and taxidermy treasures.
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The Magic Castle during the day - slightly less ominous than at night
Los Angeles, California

The Magic Castle

The private clubhouse for the members of the Academy of Magical Arts.
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Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Heritage Museum

A little barn in the middle of the city preserving Hollywood treasures since 1985.
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Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

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

Fire Survivors of the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round

Three vintage horses survived a 1976 inferno and found a home on a sister carousel.
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Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
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Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.
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Cinespia cemetery screening at Hollywood Forever
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
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Tiki Ti's original 1961 location.
Los Angeles, California

Tiki-Ti

Established in the '60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buhen, bartender to the stars.
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Glendale, California

Forest Lawn Cemetery

An extraordinary final resting place full of oversized art, amazing statues, and dead celebrities.
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Echo Park Time Travel Mart.
Los Angeles, California

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Non-profit time travel mart sells goods you would need for a trip through the fourth dimension.
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The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
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Los Angeles Tunnels
Los Angeles, California

Underground Tunnels of Los Angeles

During prohibition, corrupt city officials ran drinking dens under the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.
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Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach is full of glass from thousands upon thousands of broken bottles.
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Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
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