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The "Soul Consoling Tower"
Inyo County, California

Manzanar National Historic Site

The tragedy of the Japanese internment camps is remembered here by a stark "Soul Consoling Tower."
36.7272, -118.1528
The "Slim Princess," Engine #9
Bishop, California

Laws Railroad Museum

The echoes of a railroad town that solemnly mark the end of the line.
37.4005, -118.3464
Bishop, California

Erick Schat's Bakkerÿ

A charming desert roadside bakery that produces 10 times more bread daily than it has residents in its town.
37.3679, -118.3957
Fossil Falls
Inyo, California

Fossil Falls

Smooth basaltic rocks tell a tale of ancient glacial waterfalls.
35.9699, -117.9090
Lancaster, California

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Each year these high desert hills are absolutely covered with poppy flowers in a surreal show of nature.
34.7349, -118.3959
Oak of the Golden Dream
Santa Clarita, California

Oak of the Golden Dream

According to legend it was a nap taken under this tree that kicked off the California Gold Rush.
34.3774, -118.4701
Avenue of the Giants
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
40.3682, -123.9296
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
38.5641, -110.7048
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Outside the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
40.3830, -105.5190
Great Wall of LA
Los Angeles, California

Great Wall of LA

The world's longest mural depicts Los Angeles' history of diversity as interpreted by children and scholars.
34.1794, -118.4146
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.
34.1045, -118.3419
Los Angeles, California

The Silent Movie Theater

The last of its kind in the country.
34.0820, -118.3615
El Segundo Blue Butterfly
Los Angeles, California

The El Segundo Butterfly Preserve

A ghost town at the airport is now a refuge for blue butterflies.
33.9309, -118.4323
Los Angeles, California

Helios House

First LEED-certified gas station in the United States.
34.0591, -118.3833
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

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.
33.9858, -118.4676
Los Angeles, California

Ballerina Clown

A three-story, three-dimensional hobo clown in a tutu welcomes CVS shoppers.
33.9962, -118.4780
Naming this building was easy
Los Angeles, California

Binocular Building

In a city filled with Frank Gehry buildings, one stands alone as one of his weirder works.
33.9955, -118.4767
Nautical-themed signs hang outside this colorful restaurant
Santa Monica, California

The Galley

Santa Monica's oldest restaurant, decorated with set pieces from the Mutiny on the Bounty.
34.0034, -118.4850
Kalaupapa peninsula
Kalaupapa, Hawaii

Kalaupapa Leper Colony

Once home to over 8000 exiled Hawaiians suffering from Hansen's Disease.
21.1898, -156.9831
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawaii's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
20.8719, -156.6774
Hana, Hawaii

Hana Lava tube

Lava Tube on the Hawaiian Island of Maui.
20.7875, -156.0275
The green sand on Papakōlea.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach

Semi-precious green sand on Hawaii's big island.
18.9361, -155.6465