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Savannah, Georgia

Alex Raskin Antiques

The "last unrestored grand mansion of Savannah" is now a cramped, mouldering maze of antiques.
Savannah, Georgia

The Marshall House

An early 19th-century hotel with a past steeped in the Civil War.
Savannah, Georgia

Lucas Theatre

The first public building in Savannah to offer air conditioning was a luxurious cinema that still operates today.
Atlanta, Georgia

Eastern Sub-Continental Divide Mural

A little-known mural reveals the hydrological reason for Atlanta's founding in this location.
Riverside, California

Tio's Tacos

Mexican food and folk art.
Los Angeles, California

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood's oldest hotel is the site of the first Academy Awards, the birthplace of Marilyn Monroe's career, and the home of Montgomery Clift's ghost.
Los Angeles, California

The Babylon Court

This centerpiece of the Hollywood & Highland shopping center is a recreation of a long-lost movie set.
Los Angeles, California

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum

A look into the Church of Scientology's deeply unfavorable view of psychiatry.
Los Angeles, California

Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel

A carousel trades in its classic horses and calliope for endangered species, native flora and fauna, and a modern soundtrack.
Los Angeles, California

Reggie The Alligator

Raised illegally, Reggie now lives at the Los Angeles Zoo after authorities spent years tracking him down.
Randsburg, California

Burro Schmidt Tunnel

This impressive tunnel was dug entirely by hand over the course of 36 years.
Inyo County, California

Mount Whitney Summit Shelter

The first life claimed by this record-breaking peak wasn't lost to exposure or a fall but rather lightning.
Lone Pine, California

The Museum of Western Film History

The hundreds of movies and television shows shot in this high desert town are commemorated in a unique museum.
Inyo County, California

Ballarat Ghost Town

This old mining town, deep in the California desert, has a year-round population of one.
Trona, California

Trona Pinnacles

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

Fish Rocks

This unique graffiti art from the 1940s has become a staple of this local landscape in the remote California desert.
Boron, California

Borax Visitor Center

Everything you always wanted to know about borates is here.
Johannesburg, California

Randsburg

The liveliest ghost town in the state.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Bodfish, California

Silver City Ghost Town

This ramshackle ghost town is comprised of mining-era buildings collected from around the region.
Bodfish, California

Remington Hot Springs

One of the last free public hot springs is decorated with hippie art.
Los Angeles, California

Cilantro Mexican Grill

A classically trained chef makes beloved burritos inside a gas station.
Corbin, Kentucky

Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum

The first KFC is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Decatur, Georgia

Waffle House Museum

A late-night restaurant empire was launched from this humble storefront.