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San Diego, California

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

This historic Chinese church was relocated and revived as a museum that preserves and celebrates Chinese art, history, and culture.
San Diego, California

Yiddishland California

The Yiddish language stages a renaissance in a shtetl-inspired cultural center the San Diego coast.
San Diego, California

Davis-Horton House

The oldest standing structure in downtown San Diego.
Borrego Springs, California

Pegleg Smith Monument

A monument to a one-legged kidnapper, horse thief, and charlatan asks visitors to throw rocks in a pile.
Calipatria, California

Obsidian Butte on the Salton Sea

Huge otherworldly domed rocks on the shore of a deadly lake.
Calipatria, California

Carcass Beach

At this deceptively beautiful beach, nothing is what it seems.
Calipatria, California

Calipatria Flagpole

Erroneously called the world's tallest flagpole, this landmark is devoted to "good neighborliness."
San Diego, California

Abandoned Freeway Stub on State Route 163

The freeway that never was.
San Diego, California

San Diego Police Department Jail Cells and Police Exhibit

At this local mall, visitors are ushered through a 1940s jail exhibit.
Kanab, Utah

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Colorful sand dunes create a unique attraction in this part of Utah's red-rock country.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Tokoroa, New Zealand

Talking Poles

The wooden sculptures are studded throughout a small New Zealand town.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Botanical Building and Lily Pond

Built for an exposition in 1915, these horticultural displays have stood the test of time.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Portland, Oregon

Hollywood Theater

At this airport "microcinema," you can catch a film before you catch a flight.
Portland, Oregon

Transcendence

A sculpture of a salmon swimming through a brick building.
Portland, Oregon

Portland's Windows of Wonders

Hundreds of handmade critters fill this tiny window gallery in the heart of Portland's Alberta Arts District.
Washington, D.C.

U.S. Mint Coin Store

Coins and medals straight from the mint await visitors to this shop in the nation's capital.
Hermiston, Oregon

Umatilla Chemical Depot

A stunning landscape of bunkers that once stored chemical weapons.
San Diego, California

Lucha Libre Taco Shop

Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) Themed Taco Shop.
Ercolano, Italy

Osservatorio Vesuviano (Vesuvius Observatory)

The oldest volcanology research center in the world.
Cape Reinga, New Zealand

Te Paki Sand Dunes

Mounds of fine golden sand that can rise nearly 500 feet tall.
Oatman, Arizona

Oatman

This once-booming Gold Rush town is now home to a herd of feral donkeys.
San Diego, California

Villa Montezuma

A magnificent, reportedly haunted mansion built for a composer by Spiritualists.
San Diego, California

Fallen Star

This little blue house pokes out over the campus of UC San Diego, seven stories high.
San Diego, California

El Campo Santo Cemetery

This historic graveyard was partially paved over to create a streetcar line.