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Places visited in Gerlach, Nevada
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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.
Winters, California

Stevenson Bridge

This graffiti-covered bridge is the quintessential vision of a place for disillusioned youth to escape the complexities of burgeoning adulthood.
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.
Sacramento, California

Safetyville, USA

A working miniature city designed to teach kids about safety and presumably city planning.
Fiddletown, California

Chew Kee Store

An old-timey medicine shop that once served Chinese laborers during the Gold Rush is still open for business to this day.
Folsom, California

Folsom Prison Museum

This museum looks at the history of one of America's most famous prisons and most beloved albums.
Folsom, California

Mormon Island

This former boomtown "island" is now submerged below Folsom Lake.
Gerlach, Nevada

Fly Geyser

A collision of human error and natural geothermal pressure created this rainbow-colored geologic wonder.
Placerville, California

Gothic Rose Antiques & Curiosities

Eclectic collection of dark and macabre antiques.
Auburn, California

The Statues of Ken Fox

Dentist's hated concrete colossi are now beloved icons of the community.
Oroville, California

Cherokee

Home of what was the largest hydraulic mine in the world, producing gold and the first diamonds in the U.S.
Grass Valley, California

Old St. Patrick's Cemetery

Established in 1853, this crumbling cemetery sits forgotten on the corner of Church and Chapel in Gold Country.
South Lake Tahoe, California

Vikingsholm Castle

One woman's Viking Castle on Lake Tahoe.
Empire, Nevada

Guru Road

The Wonder Road aka Doobie Lane, a mile-long strip of dirt road filled with folk art.
Gerlach, Nevada

Planet X Pottery

A unique solar-powered pottery studio and gallery in the desert.
Nevada City, California

Firehouse No. 1 Museum

This fully intact Neoclassical-Greek Revival style firehouse operated until 1938.
Nevada City, California

Malakoff Diggins

The beauty and the beast of hydraulic mining is on full display at this California Historic State Park.
Dayton, Nevada

The Republic of Molossia

The smallest country in the world.
Washoe County, Nevada

Bonsai Rock, Lake Tahoe

Eastern zen meets Western grit in these four little trees growing out of a rock on Lake Tahoe’s Nevada shore.
Virginia City, Nevada

Ponderosa Saloon

Beneath a Virginia City bar is the entrance to an abandoned gold mine.
Virginia City, Nevada

Piper's Opera House

Back in the day everyone who was anyone played this historic western theater.
Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
Downieville, California

Craycroft Building

Downieville's largest Gold Rush structure still standing has one of the longest bars in California.
Reno, Nevada

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

The only surviving prototype of Buckminster Fuller's revolutionary car.