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Arcadia, California

Denny's Windmill

A relic from a forgotten bakery chain still spins atop a diner.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Los Angeles, California

Rustic Canyon's Murphy Ranch

World War II-era Nazi compound nestled in the Santa Monica hills.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Pasadena, California

California Cactus Center

A nursery specializing in strange and beautiful succulents and cacti.
Rosemead, California

Rufus the Fish

This 38-year old fish became a casualty of changing trends.
Rosemead, California

Savannah Memorial Park

Blink and you may miss this rustic pioneer cemetery.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" once housed a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Palm Springs, California

Volkswagen Spider Sculpture

This giant spider sculpture made from the iconic car is one giant visual pun.
Boston, Massachusetts

Berkeley Weather Beacon

A beacon atop a downtown building provides Bostonians with weather forecasts and baseball news.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Tax Riot

One of the indelible moments of the American Revolution took place at this location.
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
Boston, Massachusetts

Bunker Hill Monument

This monument on Breed's Hill proves that one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War is misnamed.
Eastend, Saskatchewan

T.rex Discovery Centre

Built after the 1991 discovery of one of the world's most complete T.rex skeletons in the nearby hills.
Waterton Park, Alberta

Prince of Wales Hotel

A majestic hotel that also stands as a historic relic.
Buckeye, Arizona

Hobo Joe

A giant mascot, a car bomb, and the mafia mingle in the history of a defunct restaurant chain.
Los Angeles, California

River Under the First Bridge

An iconic location along the Los Angeles River where countless movie scenes are filmed.
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

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

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
Los Angeles, California

Ballerina Clown

A three-story, three-dimensional hobo clown in a tutu welcomes CVS shoppers.
Los Angeles, California

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden

This “living museum” at UCLA exhibits thousands of plant species from all over the world.
Los Angeles, California

Marilyn Monroe's Crypt

Her final resting place was intended to be modest and private, but the power of her popularity continues to draw visitors.
Los Angeles, California

The Munch Box

A 1950s Googie burger stand is now a Los Angeles landmark.
Los Angeles, California

Historic Orange Grove

The last orange grove of the San Fernando Valley is owned and protected by CSU Northridge.