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West Hollywood, California

Tail O’ the Pup

This L.A. fixture has been serving hot dogs out of a giant hot dog since 1946.
San Luis Obispo, California

Ah Louis Store

One of the last surviving buildings of a once large and thriving Chinatown.
Anaheim, California

Walt Disney’s Lamp

Allegedly haunted by Walt Disney himself, this inconspicuous lamp is always kept lit in his honor.
Joshua Tree, California

The Station Joshua Tree

Meet 'Big Josh,' the 20-foot-tall muffler man.
Newbury Park, California

Stagecoach Inn Museum

A basement full of treasures lies beneath this inn that has worn many hats throughout its 140+ years.
Huntington Beach, California

World's Largest Surfboard

This monster board rode a monster wave to break two world records.
Pasadena, California

Luggage Room

Former 1954 Del Mar Train Station now serves signature cocktails and delightful culinary treats, and still operates as a Metro stop.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture.
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
Los Angeles, California

Site of Charlie Chaplin Studios

The Hollywood home of Kermit the Frog and Yoda used to be Charlie Chaplin's film studio.
Reno, Nevada

Old Reno Arch

The arch that celebrated the completion of the Lincoln and Victory highways.
San Francisco, California

Fort Point

Beneath the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge is the “Gibraltar of the West Coast,” a fort built to protect the San Francisco Bay from naval attack.
San Diego, California

Panama-California Sculpture Court

A hidden courtyard houses early 20th-century plaster masterpieces.
Virginia City, Nevada

Red Dog Saloon

A Wild West saloon that helped define a generation of psychedelic rock.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

This incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Big Rig Jig

Temporary Burning Man sculpture made of two 18-wheelers.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Liquors

Back in 1952, you could get a mushroom cloud chaser with your atomic cocktail.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Evel Pie

“Live hard, ride fast, eat pizza” at this joint filled with Evel Knievel memorabilia.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The First Telephone in Las Vegas

The so-called "Father of Las Vegas" had the city's first telephone installed in his office in 1907.
North Las Vegas, Nevada

Kiel Ranch

An 1870s ranch for pioneers, rodeo stars, and divorcees was abandoned and left for dead, until the city reopened it for exploration.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Burlesque Hall of Fame

This institution collects the history of burlesque dancing with a titillating collection of ephemera and pasties.