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Atlanta, Georgia

Krog Street Tunnel

An underground magnet for ever-changing street art.
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
Phoenix, Arizona

Yayoi Kusama Firefly Infinity Mirror Room

The installation’s official name, “You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies,” says it all.
Sacramento, California

Samson Luggage Sculpture

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

The Winchester Mystery House

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

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
Shamrock, Texas

U-Drop Inn

Once in disrepair, this popular Texas stop along iconic Route 66 has been restored to its past glory.
Mission Viejo, California

Oso Creek Fairy Trail

This beautiful ridge-top trail is dotted by tiny homes apparently built by a group of itinerant fairies.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Ocotillo, California

Anza Borrego Desert View Tower

This historic tower in the California desert promises visitors a "vortex of good vibes".
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.
Borrego Springs, California

Galleta Meadows Estate

Along a California highway is a kind of Jurassic Park made of metal.
San Diego County, California

Goat Canyon Trestle

The world's largest wooden trestle stretches across this desert canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Borrego Springs, California

Font's Point

A remote desert lookout offers unparalleled views of the California badlands for those who brave the trek.
Palomar Mountain, California

Palomar Observatory

A world-class observatory in the California desert.
Playas de Rosarito Municipality, Mexico

Baja Film Studios

This seaside production studio was built to film 'Titanic' and has been the wet set of choice for other Hollywood productions since.
Julian, California

Eagle and High Peak Mine

Where there's quartz, there must be gold. Thus is the story of the mines of Julian, and the titillating times of the Gold Rush.
Carlsbad, California

The Flower Fields

Stripes of flowers bloom each spring in a 50 acre rainbow of color.
Carlsbad, California

Craftsmanship Museum

This large collection of tiny things revels in the art of fine machinery well made.
Escondido, California

Queen Califia's Magical Circle

A large sculptural artwork and garden in Escondido, California.
Rancho Santa Fe, California

Heaven's Gate Suicide House

The cheapest mansion on the block, there's just one catch...
Ramona, California

Potato Chip Rock

This Pringle-shaped ledge makes for the perfect photo op.
Tijuana, Mexico

El Foro Antiguo Palacio Jai Alai

Tijuana's legendary jai alai or "basque ball" palace is now a massive music venue.