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Sandia Park, New Mexico

TinkerTown

"I did this all while you were watching TV."
35.1689, -106.3659
Cabazon Dinosaurs. Dinny the Dinosaur.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet.
34.0257, -118.3953
Bob Baker Marionette Theater, interior.
Los Angeles, California

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Historic marionette theater features 3,000 handmade puppets and free cups of ice cream.
34.0620, -118.2591
The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
37.8085, -122.4398
Pasadena, California

Bungalow Heaven

The American Home, Re-imagined.
34.1634, -118.1269
2nd Sunday of every month - Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the largest in the world
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
34.1610, -118.1675
Vroman's Storefront
Pasadena, California

Vroman's Bookstore

Colorado Boulevard’s historic bookstore, operating since the bustling city of Pasadena was merely some orange groves and a few ostrich farms.
34.1460, -118.1362
Fork in the Road. Get it?
Pasadena, California

Fork in the Road

A bigger-than-life pun that has become a beacon of altruism.
34.1316, -118.1549
A close up of a feature intergrated into a home.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena's Busch Gardens

Southern California’s Theme Park Beginnings.
34.1272, -118.1643
Screen showing objects currently tracked by Deep Space Network
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's leading space science lab started by a co-founder with deep ties to the occult.
34.1987, -118.1754
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Devil's Gate

An unfortunate geological resemblance to Satan has labeled this Pasadena gorge as a passage to the underworld.
34.1847, -118.1749
Super Chief
Pasadena, California

Luggage Room

Former 1954 Del Mar Train Station now serves signature cocktails and delightful culinary treats, and still operates as a Metro stop.
34.1408, -118.1485
Inside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, someone is rehearsing on the historic Moller organ.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The simple auditorium that launched a pop icon's career into the stratosphere.
34.1438, -118.1442
The Mansion
Pasadena, California

Fenyes Mansion

A repository of Pasadena history.
34.1490, -118.1610
1901 Lawn Bowling Club
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Lawn Bowling Club

A commonwealth favorite in the heart of Pasadena.
34.1411, -118.1489
The Cathedral
Pasadena, California

Scottish Rite Cathedral

A Community Cornerstone.
34.1486, -118.1382
Gamble House
Pasadena, California

The Gamble House

A stellar example of Art & Crafts architecture, and a movie set to boot.
34.1517, -118.1608
(Original Caption) Through the Needle's Eye. The beautiful Colorado Street Bridge that spans an arroyo at the entrance of Pasadena, California, was the scene recently of one of the most daring aviation stunts of the year. With Miss Babe Kalisihek and Miss Gladys Ingle on the wing of the plane, the aviator Art Gobel dove under one section of the bridge, actually brushing the tree tops.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
34.1453, -118.1630
Pasadena, California

The Castle Green

Where the rich wintered in Pasadena.
34.1439, -118.1491
Rocket Fizz
Pasadena, California

Rocket Fizz

Some of the most unusual (and in some cases, disgusting) flavors of soda imaginable.
34.1446, -118.1529
Lucky Baldwin himself
Pasadena, California

Lucky Baldwin's

A British pub embodies the spirit of a California legend.
34.1454, -118.1489
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.
34.1465, -118.1495
Jensen's Raymond Theatre
Pasadena, California

The Raymond Theater

From silent movie theater to rock &roll palace and beyond.
34.1480, -118.1489