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Richmond, California

TEPCO Beach

A porcelain company's former dumping ground, completely covered in pieces of collectible ceramics.
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Rivendell

You may recognize this beautiful grove within Kaitoke Regional Park as location of the house of Elrond.
Fort Bragg, California

International Sea Glass Museum

Celebrating the transformation of trash into objects of beauty.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
Mill Valley, California

Nature Friends Tourist Club

Discover for yourself what Herb Caen referred to as "the best kept secret in the Bay Area."
Alameda, California

Pacific Pinball Museum

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

The Flintstone House

A burnt orange monolithic dome structure perched on a hillside near Interstate 280.
Los Gatos, California

The Cats

A pair of pure white felines guard the entrance to a spot of California real estate established as an artist's haven.
Mountain View, California

Computer History Museum

From the Difference Engine to the Cray-1, all under one roof.
Daly City, California

Colma Necropolis

A vast city of the dead, where the deceased outnumber the living by more than a million.
Hillsborough, California

Junípero Serra Statue

This controversial depiction of the "Founder of California" looks as though it was sculpted from mashed potatoes.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Corte Madera, California

Ring Mountain Petroglyphs

Across Ring Mountain is a vast collection of Native American petroglyphs unique to the region.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Tesla Monument

Niagara Falls holds a special place in Nikola Tesla's history, so they put a statue on it.
Lincoln, Ontario

Grande Hermine

The third version of this tall sailing ship sits, rusted and burnt, in Lake Ontario.
Rochester, New York

Warner Castle

This New York estate was designed to resemble a medieval Scottish castle.
Chuo City, Japan

Jisshi Park

This small park holds what remains of a former prison and execution ground.
Berkeley, California

Sather Tower

The century-old tower at UC Berkeley is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world, home to 61 bells and some fossils.
Yosemite National Park, California

Indian Village of the Ahwahnee

A glimpse into the lives of the the Miwok and Paiute people in Yosemite National Park.
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.