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Murphys, California

Mercer Caverns

A popular tourist cave with a dark past.
Sonora, California

Mark Twain's Cabin

Where the writer penned his famous story about a jumping frog.
Sonora, California

Legends Books, Antiques & Soda Fountain

A cozy bookstore is tucked within an old gold mine shaft beneath the cafe and ice cream shop.
Cambria, California

Nitt Witt Ridge

A house built from trash known as the poor man's Hearst Castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
Chinle, Arizona

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Red sandstone structures dominate this landscape, which has been inhabited for some 5,000 years.
Washington, D.C.

Warder-Totten House

The last remaining building in Washington, D.C., built by H.H. Richardson, one of America's most iconic architects.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
Hume, California

Buck Rock

This hidden fire lookout offers spectacular views of Sequoia National Park.
Big Trees, California

The Discovery Tree

California's longest-running tourist attraction is a stump.
Alameda, California

Naval Air Station Alameda

A decommissioned Naval base now rents itself out for people who want to blow stuff up.
Alameda, California

USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

After serving in World War II and picking up Apollo astronauts, this aircraft carrier has been turned into a museum overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Palo Alto, California

The Donkeys of Barron Park

The world's most famous donkey lives in this pen.
Alameda, California

Pacific Pinball Museum

Playable, historic pinball machines fill this Alameda museum.
Berkeley, California

East Bay Vivarium

An amazing collection of fantastic reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and insects.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A "gravitational anomaly" located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.
Monterey, California

Casa del Oro

The first safe in this California town had to hold all the gold.
Monterey, California

Monterey's Old Whaling Station

An old whaling station now serves to give the public a look at the commercial whaling industry, no longer a part of Monterey's economy.
Monterey, California

Doc Ricketts Memorial

Fake rail crossings mark the site of an influential doctor's demise.
Monterey, California

Doc Ricketts' Lab

Steinbeck's old stomping grounds, immortalized in Cannery Row.
Monterey, California

Monterey's Custom House

The oldest U.S. Government building in California, and it's State Historic Landmark #1.
Bowie, Arizona

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

The former home of the army detachment that captured Geronimo.
Rachel, Nevada

Extraterrestrial Highway Sign

This sign designates the road that leads to the infamous Area 51.
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States.