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Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Los Angeles, California

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences

This house turned museum chronicles the life and work of Richard Neutra.
Mexico City, Mexico

Teatro de los Insurgentes

The outside of this theater is decorated with a Diego Rivera mural that explores the history of Mexico.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monolith of Tlaloc

This colossal ancient sculpture of the monstrous Aztec rain god has a literally stormy history.
Mexico City, Mexico

UNAM Central Library

This incredible college library is a visual masterpiece of mosaic art. It also looks kind of like a giant boombox.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
Tuba City, Arizona

Moenave Dinosaur Tracks

One of the most extensive and well-preserved collections of dinosaur footprints in North America.
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
Seligman, Arizona

Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In

A classic Route 66 landmark that was built with scrap lumber and is held together with kitsch and puns.
Sedona, Arizona

Teal McDonald's Arches

The world's only teal arches exist in a city that cares more about its aesthetic than an Instagram influencer.
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Phoenix, Arizona

Oak Street Alley Murals

This small, unassuming street is now a canvas for color and creativity.
Palm Springs, California

Shiprock, Palm Springs

A 250 million-year-old rock formation has earned a rather unique nickname.
Palm Springs, California

'The Babies'

Instead of faces, these sculptures have barcodes—statements on societal dehumanization.
Rancho Mirage, California

Sunnylands

You don't have to be a diplomat to visit the so-called Camp David of the West.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

This abandoned Navy base was transformed into an off-grid alternative living community for thousands of people.
Niland, California

East Jesus

An off-grid art installation that encourages its visitors to imagine a world without waste.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Los Angeles, California

'Four Great Eras of California History'

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

La Bufadora

Legend says one of the world's largest marine geysers is actually a whale that got wedged within the rocks.
Ensenada, Mexico

Hussong's Cantina

A 19th-century Baja cantina that many say is the birthplace of the margarita.