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Chicago, Illinois

Former Home of MTV’s “The Real World Chicago"

Location of the Real World's disastrous, and protested, eleventh season
41.9106, -87.6764
Lee R. Baxandall Bridge
Palm Springs, California

Lee R. Baxandall Bridge

The so-called "Bridge of Thighs" in Palm Springs allows nudists to discreetly cross the road
33.8442, -116.5456
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
Succulents for sale.
Pasadena, California

California Cactus Center

A nursery specializing in strange and beautiful succulents and cacti
34.1426, -118.0729
Pasadena, California

Bungalow Heaven

The American Home, Re-imagined
34.1634, -118.1269
Bunnies!
Altadena, California

The Bunny Museum

"The Hoppiest Place in the World" holds the world’s largest collection of bunny memorabilia and is a singular testament of a couple's devotion to all things Leporidae.
34.1905, -118.1316
Beautiful copper stills at St. George Spirits. (Press photo)
Alameda, California

St. George Spirits

One of the best absinthe distilleries in the United States
37.7876, -122.3097
The Citrus Variety Collection at UC Riverside
Riverside, California

The Ark of Citrus

The Citrus Variety Collection at UC Riverside contains two trees of each of the 1,000+ varieties of citrus.
33.9709, -117.3326
Vintage postcard showing Sweeney Observatory atop Strawberry Hill
San Francisco, California

Sweeney Observatory Site

Barely visible foundations remain where Stow Lake’s “observatory” once welcomed visitors
37.7687, -122.4755
San Francisco, California

Site of 1906 Earthquake Refugee Camps

Approximately 250,000 people left homeless by the great earthquake and fires found shelter in Golden Gate Park
37.7696, -122.4841
The Golden Gate Speed Road once cut through Hellman Hollow
San Francisco, California

Site of the Golden Gate Speed Road

Once the site of speeding horses, now home to picnickers and public concerts
37.7690, -122.4835
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
34.6116, -111.8351
"Transcendence" by Masayuki Nagare.
San Francisco, California

Banker's Heart

A shining, cold, black organ lies in San Francisco's financial district.
37.7923, -122.4037
McCloskey Castle
Pacifica, California

McCloskey Castle

Abortion, prohibition, religion, war, and fear all play a part in the history of this idiosyncratic Pacifica castle
37.6348, -122.4884
"Anti-Saloon League San Francisco Est. 1920" A sign seen outside Bourbon & Branch.
San Francisco, California

Bourbon & Branch

A nondescript building that's been funtioning as a speakeasy for nearly a century and a half
37.7858, -122.4130
Byron, California

Byron Hot Springs Hotel

A ruined hotel with an unlucky history and an eerie present
37.8483, -121.6333
Bell at Mission Santa Inez
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."
35.2850, -120.6608
McLaren is shown with his feet on the ground, rather than on a pedestal to show his connection with nature
San Francisco, California

John McLaren Statue

The legendary statue-hating superintendent of Golden Gate Park is honored with... a statue
37.7718, -122.4649
San Francisco, California

Three Gems

A hidden subterranean installation offers a view of the sky
37.7712, -122.4697
Spreckels Temple of Music
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

The elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels, now a piece of San Francisco's history
37.7699, -122.4685
San Francisco, California

Drawn Stone

Art in the form of a winding, man made crack in stone
37.7715, -122.4687
San Francisco, California

The Dore Vase

A masterpiece in Golden Gate Park by virtue of the artist’s debt
37.7716, -122.4675
Lincoln Park
San Francisco, California

Lincoln Park

Shoot for par over the bodies of the dead on this cemetery-cum-golf course
37.7822, -122.4944
The Point Lobos Marine Exchange Lookout Station seen from the access road
San Francisco, California

Land’s End Octagon House

The one-time watch house for incoming ships at the Golden Gate now stands abandoned and hidden in trees
37.7827, -122.5101