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La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
34.0638, -118.3554
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
34.0840, -118.3444
The Wrigley Memorial as seen from the gardens. (Photograph by Jeremias Paul)
Avalon, California

Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden

Chewing gum tycoon's memorial lies perched over wife's botanical gardens on Santa Catalina Island.
33.3263, -118.3402
(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
Rocket Fizz
Pasadena, California

Rocket Fizz

Some of the most unusual (and in some cases, disgusting) flavors of soda imaginable.
34.1446, -118.1529
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
Unofficial McDonald's Museum
San Bernardino, California

Unofficial McDonald's Museum

This unlicensed collection of fast food memorabilia sits on the site of the first ever McDonald's restaurant.
34.1255, -117.2945
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
Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
47.6042, -122.3390
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
47.6015, -122.3343
Tomb of the Unknown Slave
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tomb of the Unknown Slave

Made of giant chains and hung with shackles, this iron cross honors those unknowns who perished under American slavery.
29.9653, -90.0663
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

A symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture—and a ghostly legend.
29.9618, -90.0612
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
29.9606, -90.0639
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New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
29.9595, -90.0650
Marie Laveau's tomb in 2005
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.
29.9591, -90.0714
The Sazerac - America's first cocktail.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Sazerac Bar

This bar named after the world's first mixed cocktail was home to one of New Orleans' most notorious politicians.
29.9539, -90.0717
Near Lake Arrowhead, California

SkyPark at Santa's Village

The first franchised theme park in the world became a ghost town and is now a beautifully restored village and adventure park.
34.2327, -117.1694
Bombay Beach, California. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
33.3506, -115.7296
No less frightful for being fake.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
A place to sit and admire the sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
33.2987, -115.9561
Hemet Maze Stone
Hemet, California

Hemet Maze Stone

This mysterious petroglyph evokes the ancient swastika symbol but was later vandalized with the more troublesome Nazi one.
33.7810, -117.0562
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
Carlsbad, California

The Flower Fields

Stripes of flowers bloom each spring in a 50 acre rainbow of color.
33.1247, -117.3176
Queen Califa from entrance to Magical Circle.
Escondido, California

Queen Califia's Magical Circle

A large sculptural artwork and garden in Escondido, California.
33.0804, -117.0628