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Kilauea, Hawaii

The Blue Room

A once-glowing grotto at the bottom of Waikapalae Wet Cave.
Kilauea, Hawaii

Mokolea Lava Pools

Submerged lava formations create incredible waterworks.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
Eleele, Hawaii

Kauai Glass Beach

This industrial area was the dumping ground for massive amounts of trash, some of which washes up as tiny bits of sea glass.
Kapa'a, Hawaii

Coco Palms Resort

This former luxury resort in Kaua'i is now an abandoned relic.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Try your hand at old-fashioned coffee growing at this museum devoted to one of the world's most coveted beans.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Keahole Point Blowhole

This unusual lava tube spouts seawater during high surf.
Wahiawa, Hawaii

World's Largest Plant Maze

Race through the maze, get your name on the sign.
Key West, Florida

Captain Tony's Saloon

Florida's oldest bar was once a morgue, complete with a hanging tree and gravestones.
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Loop

Where a railroad loops under or over itself to rise or drop more than 70 feet in a short distance.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Los Angeles, California

Samuel Freeman House

This forgotten Frank Lloyd Wright house is an architectural marvel at the end of a sleepy residential street.
Pasadena, California

The Gamble House

A stellar example of Art & Crafts architecture, and a movie set to boot.
Los Angeles, California

High Tower Elevator

Instead of hoofing it up steep stairs, residents can hitch a ride on this private lift.
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens

The L.A. Zoo has a secret garden of rare bootleg cycads, a palm specimen dating back 280 million years.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
Big Sur, California

McWay Falls and Waterfall House Ruins

This Big Sur waterfall drops 80 feet directly into the Pacific Ocean, and inspired the hillside house up top.