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Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument

A small metropolis of Pueblo cave dwellings have been carved right into the hillside of this national monument.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

109 East Palace

This innocuous New Mexico storefront was once the secret jump-off spot for Manhattan Project scientists.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Jacumba, California

Endangered Bighorn Sheep In Ko-Pah

Catch a glimpse of the elusive Peninsular bighorns right off of the desert freeway.
San Diego, California

Space Invaders

The classic Atari game's iconic aliens have invaded downtown San Diego.
Pasadena, California

Worldwide Church of God Historical Site

Mid-Century Modern Meets Millionaire’s Row.
Pasadena, California

Wrigley Mansion

Originally the home of chewing gum mogul William Wrigely Jr, it is now the official offices of the Tournament of Roses.
Pasadena, California

Fork in the Road

A bigger-than-life pun that has become a beacon of altruism.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena's Busch Gardens

Southern California’s Theme Park Beginnings.
Pasadena, California

The Parsonage

The site of the house Jack Parsons made famous both in life and death.
South Pasadena, California

Bissell House

Victoriana on Orange Grove Avenue.
Los Angeles, California

The Pasadena Veloway

A Bicycle Path in the Sky.
Pasadena, California

St. Andrew's Church Murals

The artwork that Italians felt California didn't deserve.
Pasadena, California

The Bubble House

An Airy Would-Be Solution to a Housing Shortage.
South Pasadena, California

Cawston Ostrich Farm

The most popular attraction in Southern California was once a flock of ornery bipedal birds that pulled carts.
Pasadena, California

The Raymond Theater

From silent movie theater to rock &roll palace and beyond.
San Diego, California

Women's Museum of California

This San Diego museum is dedicated to preserving women’s historic achievements.
Santee, California

Museum of Creation and Earth History

A Biblically-based Natural History Museum.
Lakeside, California

Rancho Cañada de los Coches

The smallest Mexican land grant in California was given, and then taken from, a 19th-century teacher and nurse.
San Diego, California

Sheriff's Museum

It would be a crime to miss it.
Zebulon, North Carolina

Mercury Cougar

A giant cat slowly prowls the parking lot of Zebulon's car dealerships.
Littleton, North Carolina

Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum

Bigfoot prints, Feejee mermaids, and haunted dolls on display in a tiny North Carolina town.
Youngsville, North Carolina

Tomb of William Jeffreys

A young state senator's deathbed plea to be buried inside a rock resulted in this unusual grave site.
San Luis Obispo, California

The Bells of El Camino Real

A chain of bells connect the California Missions and honor the legend of the "King’s Highway."