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Denver, Colorado

Ralph Carr Memorial, Sakura Square

In a small Japanese garden off a busy Denver street, a memorial to a brave, principled politician.
Denver, Colorado

Linger Eatuary

Once a mortuary that held the remains of Buffalo Bill, this Denver hotspot is now a death-fixated restaurant.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg Post Office

A creative deviation in this post office's design was once a source of controversy.
St. Augustine, Florida

Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone

In this case, 'zero' marks the spot where the iconic Old Spanish Trail ends.
Dade City, Florida

Florida's Volkswagen graveyard

VW heaven in the backwoods of Dade City, now gone.
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
Madeira Beach, Florida

The Church by the Sea

Visitors flock to see this church tower's unintended feature: It happens to resemble a giant chicken from multiple points of view.
Orlando, Florida

Harry P. Leu Gardens

A vast array of tropical plants collected by a vacationing couple.
Tampa, Florida

Hindu Temple of Florida

A gleaming white tower in ornate Indian style soars above the low-slung bungalows of north Tampa.
Lake Wales, Florida

Spook Hill

A haunted hill that supposedly defied gravity.
Denver, Colorado

History Colorado Center

This museum offers an actual time machine back through Colorado's past.
Denver, Colorado

Mile High Comics Megastore

While comics are the main attraction at this megastore, the second floor plays host to an exhibit fit for a museum.
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
Monterey, California

Dennis the Menace Playground

This municipal playground was co-created by the father of one of the most playful characters ever.
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
Sacramento, California

Tower Bridge

Art Deco stylings conceal the true nature of this bridge.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Monterey, California

Monterey's Moon Tree

A tree grown from astronaut seeds which were exposed to cosmic rays.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
Moss Landing, California

Elkhorn Slough

More than 700 species live within this murky marvel of a swamp on California's coast.
Santa Cruz, California

Court of Mysteries

A strange house built only at night, with rumored mystic inspiration.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

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