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San Jose, California

Sonic Runway

At night, this glittering musical tunnel draws skaters and photographers.
San Jose, California

Drawbridge

San Francisco Bay's ghost town.
Oakland, California

'World's Smallest Park'

A gap in the concrete has been transformed into a miniature playground for the mind.
San Jose, California

Olympic Black Power Statue

A statue commemorate Tommie Smith and John Carlos's brave protest at the 1968 Olympics, a watershed moment for civil rights.
San Jose, California

Peralta Adobe

The oldest house in the capital of Silicon Valley.
Volcano, California

Black Chasm Cavern

Its dark depths conceal millions of rare, delicate crystal formations.
Murphys, California

Mercer Caverns

A popular tourist cave with a dark past.
Sonora, California

Legends Books, Antiques & Soda Fountain

A cozy bookstore is tucked within an old gold mine shaft beneath the cafe and ice cream shop.
Sonora, California

Mark Twain's Cabin

Where the writer penned his famous story about a jumping frog.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

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

Lupe the Mammoth

A life-sized mammoth sculpture marks the spot where the remains of a Columbian mammoth were discovered in 2005.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
San Jose, California

Monopoly in the Park

The largest permanent Monopoly board makes one of the longest games even bigger.
Castroville, California

World's Largest Artichoke Statue

It should come as no surprise that the world's largest artichoke lies in the town that calls itself the "Artichoke Center of the World."
Menlo Park, California

The Great Spirit Path

A trail weaves through the verses of a poem illustrated by stone sculptures inspired by Native American pictographs.
Sacramento, California

Tower Bridge

Art Deco stylings conceal the true nature of this bridge.
Sacramento, California

Samson Luggage Sculpture

Pillars made of 700 pieces of luggage climb to the ceiling of Sacramento Airport's baggage claim.
Davis, California

Eggheads

Seven ceramic sculptures are scattered around this California college campus.
Davis, California

Solar Intersections

Outsider art or homage to aliens?
Dixon, California

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze

This corn maze so big you may want to pack a lunch, and possibly a flaregun.
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A "gravitational anomaly" located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.
Los Altos, California

The Apple Garage

The garage at the childhood home of Steve Jobs was a hangout for the founders of Apple, even if they never built computers there.
Santa Clara, California

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace

One of the largest Marian shrines on the West Coast stands rather unexpectedly in Silicon Valley.
Sunnyvale, California

Libby's Water Tower

A giant can of fruit cocktail is all that remains of what was once the world's largest cannery.