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Sparks, Nevada

Scheels Sporting Goods

Curiously, this large sporting goods store features 14 wax representations of American presidents.
Reno, Nevada

Pyramid Lake

This Nevada lake holds its titular natural pyramid and, if the legends are true, a number of dangerous spirits.
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
Hilo, Hawaii

Waiānuenue (Rainbow Falls)

This legendary urban waterfall creates a dazzling display of rainbows.
Goldfield, Nevada

International Car Forest of the Last Church

Graffiti, cars, and religion combine to create this jungle of scrap in the Nevada desert.
Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
San Bernardino County, California

Kelso Ghost Town

The abandoned train depot now doubles as a well-placed rest stop for those who take the road less traveled.
Amboy, California

Guardian Lions of Route 66

A pair of large white marble lions guard this stretch of the Mojave Desert, and it is utterly mysterious how they got there.
Trona, California

Trona Pinnacles

One of the most unusual geological features, recognizable from a dozen hit movies.
Long Beach, California

The Skinniest House in America

The 10-foot-wide Long Beach home was built on a dare.
Shandon, California

James Dean Memorial Junction

A remote crossroads honoring a fallen talent.
June Lake, California

Obsidian Dome

A natural dome made of volcanic glass in Inyo National Forest.
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture.
Carpinteria, California

Wardholme Torrey Pine

At 130 years old and 126 feet tall, it is the largest known example of the rare Torrey pine tree.
Santa Barbara, California

Lil' Toot

This nonsensical smiling boat shuttles passengers between two places they could've easily walked between.
Winters, California

The Lonely Parking Meter

The only parking meter in the entire town, it is surrounded by 100 free spaces.
Los Angeles, California

Fort Macarthur Museum

An historic fort commemorating the United States' naval history.