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Little River, California

Pygmy Forest Trail

A raised boardwalk winds through a thicket of stunted, century-old trees no more than nine feet tall.
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Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
SF, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
Round Rock, Texas

High Country Market Bistro & GastroPub

This gas station offers wine tastings and craft beer.
Bodfish, California

Silver City Ghost Town

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

Fior D' Italia

America's oldest Italian restaurant is a San Francisco institution.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

‘Welcome to Cleveland’ Sign

This rooftop sign has been confusing Milwaukee-bound airline passengers for decades.
Stockton, California

Pixie Woods

This hidden amusement park is a magical escape for kids and kids-at-heart.
Walnut Grove, California

Locke Historic District

The only standing town in the United States that early Chinese Americans built for themselves.
Lodi, California

The Original Home of A&W Root Beer

A plaque and memorabilia collection mark where A&W got its start.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historic Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay," this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
Jordan Valley, Oregon

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Grave

A ghost town in a remote corner of Oregon hosts a touching tribute to Sacagawea’s son.
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Devil's Lake

A remnant of the last Ice Age, this lake is surrounded by fascinating rock formations.
Durango, Colorado

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

This spectacular track has run continuously since 1882.
Rosser, Manitoba

Prairie Dog Central Railway

The oldest operating steam locomotive in Canada runs along this heritage railway.
Xian Shi, China

Xi'an City Walls

An ancient fortification lives on in this Chinese city.
Chantilly, Virginia

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

At Washington's Dulles Airport is a satellite museum (no pun intended) with three quarters of a million square feet of aircraft history.
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

This statue was given to France by the United States to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution.
Sacramento, California

Tower Bridge

Art Deco stylings conceal the true nature of this bridge.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brattle Book Shop

One of the oldest used bookstores in the U.S. has been selling antiquarian treasures since 1825.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince’s Star at First Avenue

After the musical legend's death, his memorial was mysteriously graffitied in gold.
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.