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Los Angeles, California

Wells Fargo History Museum

Hidden in one of the skyscrapers on Bunker Hill, this museum features an 1895 stagecoach and peers into California’s gold-lined history.
Los Angeles, California

Skeletons in the Closet

Gift shop offering toe tags and chalk body beach towels tucked into a coroner's office.
Los Angeles, California

Cahuenga Building

This bank is widely believed to be the inspiration for the offices of Philip Marlowe, the hardboiled detective featured in a number of Raymond Chandler's stories.
Los Angeles, California

Travel Town Museum

A miniature train theme park, free to the public, laying at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Los Angeles, California

'Four Great Eras of California History'

Inside this library, the history of Los Angeles is retold through a mural.
Los Angeles, California

Mt. Hollywood Tunnel

This nondescript tunnel has been featured in dozens of films and TV shows.
Los Angeles, California

Table 31 at Tam O’Shanter

Sit at the "Disney table,” where Walt and his team of "imagineers" once dined on the regular.
Los Angeles, California

Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center

Opened as part of the New Deal, the training facility now features World War II-era structures and a pylon that once stood at the World Trade Center.
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
Los Angeles, California

Nike Missile Control Site LA-96

A Cold War site complete with rusty structures, hiking trails, and beautiful views.
Los Angeles, California

Ballerina Clown

A three-story, three-dimensional hobo clown in a tutu welcomes CVS shoppers.
Los Angeles, California

Wat Thai Temple Food Market

Every weekend, the parking lot of this Buddhist temple turns into a Thai street-food paradise.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

This futuristic airport terminal was abandoned for decades before reopening as a hotel—with a vintage plane of its own parked out back.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Palm Springs, California

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Explore the wide world of desert plants at this unique Palm Springs botanical garden.
New York, New York

Bemelmans Bar

The walls are decorated with whimsical murals painted by the creator of the Madeline franchise.
New York, New York

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

Spiral-bound community recipes and antiquarian gems mingle at this small East Village shop.
Los Angeles, California

Egasse-Braasch House

The house where Good Will Hunting was written is a surreal fairytale abode.
South Pasadena, California

Cawston Ostrich Farm

The most popular attraction in Southern California was once a flock of ornery bipedal birds that pulled carts.
South Pasadena, California

Bissell House

Victoriana on Orange Grove Avenue.
Pasadena, California

The Bubble House

An Airy Would-Be Solution to a Housing Shortage.
Pasadena, California

The Raymond Theater

From silent movie theater to rock &roll palace and beyond.