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Quartzsite, Arizona

The Red Ghost of Quartzsite

A scrap-metal sculpture recalls an infamous 19th-century camel.
Quartzsite, Arizona

Reader's Oasis Books

The shop's owner has spent decades in the desert wearing nothing but a strategically placed sock.
Beverly Hills, California

Spadena House

Storybook cottage in Beverly Hills was once the site of 1920s silent film studio, affectionately known as "The Witch's House."
Avalon, California

The Catalina Island Bison Herd

A herd of 150 bison live on California's Santa Catalina Island and are at the heart of an ongoing debate between environmental protection and economic expansion.
Dragoon, Arizona

The Thing

What is the Thing?
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town—occupied for only 12 years—was once home to more than 500 silver mines.
Yermo, California

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner & Diner-Saur Park

Like a kitschy mirage in the Mojave, this eatery serves up classic 50s-style diner meals and a dinosaur sculpture garden.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Anaheim, California

Jingles

The lead horse on a Disneyland merry-go-round that is older than the park itself.
Golden, Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The final resting place of American icon Buffalo Bill, and a museum that aids in telling his tale.
Alma, Arkansas

Popeye Statue

Bronze statue marks the spinach capital of the world.
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

See massive fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Museum

A small storefront museum explores the history and myth of West Virginia's famous urban legend.
Pasadena, California

Jackie and Mack Robinson Memorial

Pasadena’s Ground-Breaking Brothers.
Pasadena, California

Vroman's Bookstore

Colorado Boulevard’s historic bookstore, operating since the bustling city of Pasadena was merely some orange groves and a few ostrich farms.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings.
Pasadena, California

Scottish Rite Cathedral

A Community Cornerstone.
Williamsburg, Virginia

Chowning’s Tavern

Enjoy dishes that founding fathers once ate at this Colonial Williamsburg pub.
Pomona, California

Spadra Cemetery

This graveyard is the eternal home of the residents of a vanished California town.
Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Osage County Courthouse

Site of the 1926 murder trial of Ernest Burkhart who was involved in the "Reign of Terror."
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Grave of Elmer McCurdy

A funhouse dummy that turned out to be a real life mummy, Elmer McCurdy is an urban legend come true.
Los Angeles, California

The Magic Castle

The private clubhouse for the members of the Academy of Magical Arts.
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.