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The Rookwood Ice Cream Parlor
Cincinnati, Ohio

Rookwood Ice Cream Parlor

An art deco ice cream shop covered in vintage train station tiles.
39.1102, -84.5373
Florence Y'all Water Tower
Florence, Kentucky

Florence Y'all Water Tower

After a water tower painting was accused of being an ad, a simple fix was made that gave the city a motto.
38.9977, -84.6479
Miamisburg, Ohio

Miamisburg Mound

The largest ancient burial mound in Ohio.
39.6272, -84.2810
Los Angeles, California

Free Little Library (#0924)

A free library to stumble across, one of many placed worldwide if you know where to look.
34.0463, -118.4782
The sign. Simple.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66: End of the Trail

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
34.0094, -118.4973
The gym
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
33.9854, -118.4727
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
34.0840, -118.3444
Noni Olabisi. 1992.Inspired by the Rodney King Riots of 1992
Los Angeles, California

Autry National Center

Wild West history in Hollywood style.
34.1474, -118.2823
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
34.1184, -118.3004
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Point Vicente Lighthouse

A "haunted" landmark on the coast of Southern California.
33.7441, -118.4093
Wayfarers Chapel, Interior
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Wayfarers Chapel

Swedenborgian glass church surrounded by redwoods and perched atop a massive landslide area.
33.7432, -118.3775
Crystal Cathedral, designed by Philip Johnson: Interior, world's third largest organ features 16,000 pipes.
Garden Grove, California

Crystal Cathedral

Megachurch comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
33.7882, -117.9009
The Whaley House, which served as a county courthouse and theater, is open to the public all year. (Alyx Sariol/Atlas Obscura)
San Diego, California

Whaley House

San Diego's most historic and haunted home.
32.7525, -117.1945
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
40.7585, -73.9853
Oyster bar
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
112 Ocean Avenue in 1973.
Amityville, New York

Amityville Horror House

The site of a tragic massacre that spawned a multimedia franchise.
40.6665, -73.4143
Dayton, Ohio

The Avrocar

A real flying saucer, contracted by the U.S. Air Force.
39.7822, -84.1077
Deli counter at Ingebretsen's
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts

Hub of Scandinavian culture in a Minneapolis deli.
44.9483, -93.2512
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.
34.0887, -118.3190
Inglewood, California

Randy's Donuts

A giant donut stands as a popular symbol of Los Angeles iconography.
33.9619, -118.3705
Los Angeles, California

Fort Macarthur Museum

An historic fort commemorating the United States' naval history.
33.7097, -118.2938
Lite-A-Line
Long Beach, California

Looff's Lite-A-Line

The creator of the carousel's bingo-pinball hybrid survives in California's oldest gaming establishment.
33.8029, -118.1891
Interior, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Los Angeles, California

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Crypt mausoleum in cathedral's basement contains relics of third century Roman martyr, Saint Vibiana.
34.0577, -118.2449
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
34.0453, -118.2528