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Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.
Reno, Nevada

National Bowling Stadium

Bill Murray bowled three straight strikes here at Reno's "Taj Mahal of Tenpins."
Reno, Nevada

Old Reno Arch

The arch that celebrated the completion of the Lincoln and Victory highways.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

One of the oldest producers of hand-folded fortune cookies still uses its original secret recipe.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's urban bison herd has persisted in the face of extinction, development, and disease.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Mile Rocks Light

A modest reminder of treacherous waters at the Golden Gate.
San Francisco, California

Land’s End Octagon House

The one-time watch house for incoming ships at the Golden Gate now stands abandoned and hidden in trees.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
San Francisco, California

Banker's Heart

A shining, cold, black organ lies in San Francisco's financial district.
Cumberland, Maryland

LaVale Toll Gate House

Maryland's first (and last standing) toll house on America's first federal road established the state as the "Gateway to the West."
Oldtown, Maryland

Paw Paw Tunnel

Despite violent work crews and massive delays this abandoned canal tunnel was built to last into the modern day.
Cumberland, Maryland

George Washington's Headquarters

This one-room cabin where the young colonel slept during the French and Indian War.
San Francisco, California

Corporate Goddess Sculptures

Faceless white figures loom over the city from the rooftop.
San Francisco, California

California Academy of Sciences Herpetology Department

Over 315,000 preserved amphibians and reptiles in jars.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Britton Hill

The highest point in Florida is still the lowest high point in the country.
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

Designed by Maya Lin, the memorial honors 40 individuals who died fighting for equal rights between 1954 and 1968.
Montgomery, Alabama

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Colloquially known as "the lynching memorial," this is the United States' first memorial to the victims of racial terror at home.
South Pittsburg, Tennessee

Nickajack Cave

This large cave is a summer home to thousands of bats and has a rich history dating back to prehistoric times.
Oxon Hill, Maryland

The Awakening

The 72-foot giant escaped confinement in a large patch of mulch only to be reburied in the sandy shores of the Potomac River.